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Posted on 2001-07-31
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my pentium ll pc is SDRam 64 Mb with processor 350, Now i want to upgrade the ram speed to 128 .My SDRam speed is 64mb 100mhz. Can i use the SDRam of 128MB 133mhz speed to upgrade my pc because i can't get SDRam of 64MB 100mhz or 128MB 100mhz speed in market.

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under nrmal circumstances you can upgrade to a PC133 128 MB memory. However certain mobo has incompability issue with certain memory type. It is hard to say which mobo will conflict with what ram, but to be on the safe side obtain a branded ram such as kingston. These ram are tested to work in most mobo type.

Now mentioning about upgrading, you can still use back the 64 MB and add in another 128 mb which add up to an additional of 196 MB. No harm trying this even though both ram might be incompatible. But the changes is really low. Try it for a period of time, you will definately notice if it is really incompatible. THen remove the 64 mb and just use the 128 mb piece

From your explanation above, you might be using a BX mobo which can take 100 MHz memory without any problem. Howerver if you sue a Pc133 memory, it will be fine but it will be runnig at 100 mhz as the bottleneck arises in your mobo

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by:cyderpunk
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As kahlean said PC133 will almost certainly run fine. ie it WILL run fine...
You have the added advantage that you will be able to use this ram on a 133Mhz Intel mobo (or 266 FSB athlon) in the *near* future - note PC133 is getting old also :-(
Dont bother with Kingston unless you want to spend *much* more than necessary on your ram or have cash to spare that you dont want to spend on a faster cpu !! ;-)
Dont bother going mad on memory, 128 or 196 megs on that spec PC is about max before you wanna get a new CPU, unless your want Win2K or XP that is...

cyder
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by:kyokugenryu
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1-first of all you have to check your motherboard manual either it can support 196mb ram? because some board only support increament of 16,32,64,128 and so on... If you don't have the manual, check your motherboard manufacture website for more info.

2-If your board support any increament of 16,32,48,64,96 and so on.., just get a 128sdram pc133 and add on it. Normally, it will be fine. But if there is problem, just remove the old pc100 ram and use only the new pc133 ram.

3-finally, if there still some problem after all the procudure, try to plan to upgrade for better motherboard
because might be the cause of the imcompatiblity
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by:kahlean
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glad i cound offer some info here. I hope we can work things out in futuere in order to get a A grade answer here. :)
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