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Help upgrading memory modules

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by lee, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. lee

    lee Techie7 New Member

    I wish to install some additional memory in an old Packard Bell Club 78 pc which is currently running (very slowly) on only 64megs of RAM.By looking at the current hardware I have established that it is a pc100 100mhz 64mb 168pin sdram module. I wish to upgrade with an additional 256mb module. Are there any further specs that i need to be aware of before purchase? Will any 256mb pc100 100mhz 168pin sdram module work regardless of manufacturer?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks. :confused:
  2. steve

    steve Techie7 New Member

    It does not matter which manufacturers memory you use just try to match the memory type & speed as you've already figured out.

    Also check that your motherboard will support that amount of memory first.
  3. DJNafey

    DJNafey UK site moderator

    Lee, it may also be useful to know that, if you have difficulty in obtaining a PC100 (100MHz) memory module, you can also use PC133 (133MHz) memory modules as they are backwards-compatible, which means that they will slow down in order to match their speed to your processor. PC133 modules may also be cheaper as there is more demand for them and, therefore, more are produced.