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southerngq

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In my system, I have the original 128Mb RAM module and 2
128Mb Ram modules that I have installed.

How do I know if these modules are compatible or not?

Can I tell by looking at the chip?

What can I do to ensure that these chips work perfectly together?
 
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Generally if they fit in the slot and work without errors, they are compatable :)


If you are seeing problems you suspect are memory related, then the easist thing to do is boot with one stick and see if the problems dissappear then swap sticks around until you track the problem down.


The best way to see exactly what type of memory you need is to look at the manual for your motherboard/go to your manufacturers website and see what is recommended.

www.kingston.com and www.crucial.com have pretty good memory configurators also.
 

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If there are no markings on the memory, it will be difficult if you don't know what you bought. You might also consult your MB manual to see what the requirements for your system are. Finally, you can download Belarc Advisor and see what it tells you about your memory speed. You can determine the speed from the actual chips on the memory module, but you'll have to go looking at the manufacturer's website for the specifications.
 
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