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By mike ·
How do I tell the difference between PC100 RAM and regualar SDRAM?

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by ccsbz In reply to RAM

PC100 is only nane of the seller.
PC100 sell 8 ns 10ns chip,8ns=100MHz and 10ns=66MHz.
hope that helps.

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by mike In reply to RAM

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by daver In reply to RAM

Look at one of the chips on the board. If it has a "-8" usually at the end of a string of numbers then it is 100 MHz RAM, -10 is 66Mhz.

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by pantera_tgstk In reply to RAM

some bios have a menu that tells what speed your bus, multiplier, and you memory clock speeds i believe it is on intel boards.

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by hallkr In reply to RAM

The best way I've found to see what kind of RAM you have is to look it up at http://www.icmaster.com Plug in the numbers on the chip for a search. Quote from "Toms Hardware guide: SDRAM chips are officially rated in MHz, rather than nanoseconds (ns) so that there is a common denominator between the bus speed and the chip speed. This speed is determined by dividing 1 second (1 billion ns) by the output speed of the chip. For example a 67MHz SDRAM chip is rated as 15ns. The original SDRAM modules either used 83MHz chips (12ns) or 100MHz chips (10ns), however these were only rated for 66MHz bus operation. These SDRAM modules are now called PC66, to differentiate them from those conforming to Intel’s PC100 specification." You can't tella book by it'scover.

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by nitin In reply to RAM

1.Check the last digit- Anything less than 8 is 100mhz
2.Intel Specifications 66mhz have spd devices(a small chip on the corner)but they are extremely rare, and as a rule, all 100mhz have spds

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