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Old October 23rd 04, 04:20 PM
seabat
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I've got a machine running a stick of Kingston 128MB, 266MHz, DDR
PC2100 DIMM. I have a stick of unknown origin that has a sticker on it
that says it is PC100 64MB made in USA 1999. Will this stick mix with
the Kingston stick or should I just give in and buy another stick of
the Kingston??

This is for the folks machine and they don't need a whole lot of RAM,
but thought since I had this one laying around that I would stuff it
into their 'puter and put it to some use.

Thanks!

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Old October 23rd 04, 04:37 PM
JAD
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pc 100 would be sdram i believe ddr vs sdram most mb's wont allow
the mix



"seabat" wrote in message
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I've got a machine running a stick of Kingston 128MB, 266MHz, DDR
PC2100 DIMM. I have a stick of unknown origin that has a sticker on

it
that says it is PC100 64MB made in USA 1999. Will this stick mix

with
the Kingston stick or should I just give in and buy another stick of
the Kingston??

This is for the folks machine and they don't need a whole lot of

RAM,
but thought since I had this one laying around that I would stuff it
into their 'puter and put it to some use.

Thanks!

--
The Seabat



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Old October 23rd 04, 08:18 PM
The DragunLadee
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The pc100 ram is indeed sdram, and you can't mix it with ddr ram.



seabat wrote:
I've got a machine running a stick of Kingston 128MB, 266MHz, DDR
PC2100 DIMM. I have a stick of unknown origin that has a sticker on it
that says it is PC100 64MB made in USA 1999. Will this stick mix with
the Kingston stick or should I just give in and buy another stick of
the Kingston??

This is for the folks machine and they don't need a whole lot of RAM,
but thought since I had this one laying around that I would stuff it
into their 'puter and put it to some use.

Thanks!

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Old October 24th 04, 12:15 AM
DaveW
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The two sticks of RAM that you have are incompatible; they have different
number of pins. You have to buy a DDR PC2100 stick of RAM for your
computer. The PC 100 is worthless.

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"seabat" wrote in message
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I've got a machine running a stick of Kingston 128MB, 266MHz, DDR
PC2100 DIMM. I have a stick of unknown origin that has a sticker on it
that says it is PC100 64MB made in USA 1999. Will this stick mix with
the Kingston stick or should I just give in and buy another stick of
the Kingston??

This is for the folks machine and they don't need a whole lot of RAM,
but thought since I had this one laying around that I would stuff it
into their 'puter and put it to some use.

Thanks!

--
The Seabat



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Old October 24th 04, 01:28 AM
Papa
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Your unknown stick is an SDRAM chip. It won't even fit a DDR slot, and if
your motherboard happens to have both SDRAM and DDR slots, the DDR and SDRAM
chips cannot be used at the same time..

"seabat" wrote in message
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I've got a machine running a stick of Kingston 128MB, 266MHz, DDR
PC2100 DIMM. I have a stick of unknown origin that has a sticker on it
that says it is PC100 64MB made in USA 1999. Will this stick mix with
the Kingston stick or should I just give in and buy another stick of
the Kingston??

This is for the folks machine and they don't need a whole lot of RAM,
but thought since I had this one laying around that I would stuff it
into their 'puter and put it to some use.

Thanks!

--
The Seabat



 




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