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By Minime ·
i have managed to get a handbook for the unknown hardboard off the net looks like the board runs at 66mhz, will this take a pc100 set of 168 pin simm ram (preferably 128mb) or can i purchase a pc66 set? please help, totaly puzzled.

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by qmeier In reply to memory

I would go to crucal.com if the memory you need is made they will have it. If I understand you correctly you will need to find 66Mhz RAM. One last thing a "hardboard" is more commonly known as a motherboard or mainboard

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by Captain Krunch In reply to memory

I would go to motherboards.org and use the available tool to identify the board manufacturer for the board that you have. I would then attempt to get support from their website. Most have legacy support for older boards. Also some import boards aredistributed under different "brand" names. I would not attempt to correlate a handbook from an unknown board to the one that I have. It's comparing apples to oranges. The proper manual will tell what is supported and what's not. Can't tell where youare getting the 66 mhz from could be DMA, front side bus, Clock speed, anything. Tiger Direct did have some 66 mhz sticks for sale a couple of months back.
Hope this helps.

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by Minime In reply to memory

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by TheChas In reply to memory

About 80% of the time, PC 100 DIMMs will work on an older motherboard.

For the best chance of success (PC66 or PC100) you want to find older technolgy DIMMs.
If you can find a double-sided PC100 128MB DIMM, it will likely work.

I have such a PC100 128MB DIMM that I keep on hand to test for memory compatability issues. I have yet to find a motherboard that accepts DIMMs larger than 32MB that this DIMM does not work in.

There are far too many iterations of how motherboard manufactures implemented DIMM memory to be able to make a more specific recomendation.

Look in the manual you found for recomendations, and limits on DIMM structure and size.

Some helpful sources include:
www.crucial.com
www.kingston.com (they have a white paper on changes to DIMM design)
www.compgeeks.com
www.computersurplusoutlet.com
(both stock "older" DIMMs)

Chas

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by Minime In reply to memory

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by wlbowers In reply to memory

That sounds like a 72pin simm motherboard.
If it is with the cost of 72pin simms going up
you might be cheaper off buying a new mb
and memory.

Lee

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