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PC 100 and PC 1 SDRAM Memory

By howie_2k ·
Can I use PC-133 Memory on a PC-100 Motherboard?

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by ryder007 In reply to PC 100 and PC 1 SDRAM Mem ...

In some cases yes. The memory will sometimes default back to pc100. If it doesn't work update your bios and then it should. One other thing make sure you have decent quality ram bargain basement stuff usually never works.

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by dmiles In reply to PC 100 and PC 1 SDRAM Mem ...

Unfortunately not all computer systems can handle this technology. The 133MHz modules use memory chips that have a density of 256 megabits per chip. Some older computer systems are only equipped to read up to 128 megabits on the chips. Therefore these systems can only see half of the actual memory capacity. If your motherboard is using a BX, ZX, or 810 chipset you will need a module built with memory chips that have a maximum density of 128 megabits.

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by SFHSGrad00 In reply to PC 100 and PC 1 SDRAM Mem ...

if the board is not designed for PC133 memory, then dont use it. the board is not going to be able to handle it. most boards that are not designed for 133 memory will not like memory other than what the system was made for. a BIOS update doesn't always work either.

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by heinrichs In reply to PC 100 and PC 1 SDRAM Mem ...

Normaly all SDRAM boards can handle PC133 it just throttles down to 100Mhz.

If not Upgrade your board....

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