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By tRippin ·
Do i have to set the jumper setting on the motherboard when i add a new piece of ram 128 pc 133 to my current 64 meg ram ? which is running on PEntium 600
wealsoft computer .. or is it just plug and play?

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by tRippin In reply to ram

Using SdRam

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by brian In reply to ram

Most of the time you can just plug it in and it will be detected and work immediately. However it is possible that your bios is set to disable that bank, or that it is set for the wrong speed. I would check the bios to see that speed is setup the same as your first bank. Then plug it in and try it. You shouldn't have any problems, memory is one of the easiest items to install. Make sure you get it clicked in all the way.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to ram

Hi,

It will depend on the make and model of your motherboard. If you let us know what they are, then we'll be able to look it up for you.

In general, modern motherboards (Which yours *probably* is) dont need jumper settings for memory or anything much anymore.... If you need to do anything, you may need to change settings in the BIOS when you add the memory. But you may not even need to do that.

Best bet? Try it and see...
You'll see if the BIOS recognises it by the amount of memory detected as it boots.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by dmiles In reply to ram

If the computer is current wIth the updated BIOS,then you will only need to install the memory module without having to set jumper setting
Most computer BIOS will recognize the memory,somtimes there is a bios limit set that has to be changed,,but this can be done by entering the SETUP configuration

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by TheChas In reply to ram

Is this a Pentium 3?

If so, make sure that your present memory is not RDRAM.
If the board is setup for RDRAM, you cannot use SDRAM at all.

If it is RDRAM, you likely have 1 64M RDRAM, and a CRIMM. (continuity module)
If so, I would place the new ram in slot 0/1 and the old 64M in slot 1/2. Tape the CRIMM to the bottom of the case in case you ever need or want to go back to a single memory module.

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by Digital_DNA In reply to ram

Need more information. You mention that your new memory is PC133 SDRAM however you didn't say if the current 64MB is FPM, EDO, SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, or RDRAM. If the current 64MB is FPM or EDO, you most defiantly need to change the voltage on the motherboard from 5V (EDO and FPM) to 3.3V (SDRAM).

Refer to your motherboard book to find out what the jumper setting is.

Because your computer is a Pentium 600 I would say that the 64MB is the same as the 128 -SDRAM-.
If this is the case, youshould have no problem plugging the new memory into the same slot the old memory was in.

EBCDIC

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