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PC133 Memory

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rmancini, Jul 1, 2001.

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  1. rmancini

    rmancini Thread Starter

    May 3, 1999
    I recently tried to add memory to my home-built pc.
    I started with 256mb in DIMM 1 and 128mb in DIMM 2. I later added 256mb to DIMM 2 and moved the 128 to DIMM 3.
    Upon booting, the pc counted the new ram and all was well for only a matter of minutes. I started getting "Low memory" error messages which subsequently shut-down whichever program I happened to be in.
    I removed the 128 stick from DIMM 3 leaving that slot empty and all errors ceased.
    Any ideas as to why this happened?
    Below are the stats for my pc.

    AMD 750 @ 750, Epox 7KXA (Rev 0.4) Frequency set
    to host clock +33, 450 watt ps (PC Power & Cooling),
    Micron PC133 memory: 256mb DIMM 1 & 256mb DIMM 2, DIMM3 empty.
    Sound Blaster Live, Diamond Viper 2,
    Hard drives: 20.5gb IBM and a 20gb WD,
    Standard CD rom and a HP CD burner. OEM Win98 se.
    Norton AV 2001.
  2. Paul D

    Paul D

    Oct 20, 1999
    98 has issues with > 512mb of RAM. I'm sure someone will come along and explain it in much more detail.
    Also it is questionable whether you get much value for money over 256mb, unless you're doing something like processing very large image files in Photoshop or similar, although RAM is pretty cheap nowadays. In other words, you're probably not losing anything by not having that last 128mb installed

    Just down the page there's a thread entitled Too Much RAM memory which will tell you a lot

    <a href="http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=46282">Too Much RAM Memory</a>

    [Edited by Paul D on 07-01-2001 at 11:07 PM]
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