[rescue] PC100 RAM
velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 13:04:49 CST 2007
You might try looking for used Mac RAM of that era. I recently bought
a 512MB stick of 133 for my Quicksilver for $70 on ePay, so I am sure
the smaller sticks will go for a lot less.
On 1/31/07, Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Sandwich Maker wrote:
> > " From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
> > "
> > "
> > " 256 meg DIMMs were pretty rare, especialy in PC100. PC133 was easier to
> > " find, but I understand that some computers that take PC100 can use it
> > " some can not. There is also the problem that many motherboards
> > " can only address 128m per chip, so you need special 2x128m DIMMs.
> > that's it afaik. for pc100 compatibility you need 'low density' [eg.
> > 128m chips or smaller] pc133 sticks. iirc 256m or 512m will show as
> > 128 if they work at all.
> The motherboard in question here is an ASUS P5A, which does support 256M
> memory modules -- and actually, according to Crucial, supports PC133
> SDRAM -- as long as they're unbuffered low-density modules. So it turns
> out I actually want to look for a total of six sticks of 256MB PC133,
> not three each PC100 and PC133, for the two older machines I want to max
> out the RAM in.
> It's not the years, it's the mileage.
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