RAM compatability

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Turnstone

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I have an aging system that I bought in 2000. I have a GA-7ZMMC motherboard with a VIA KM-133 chipset. I've read the user's manual but still am not sure if the memory I bought is going to work. I have 2 sticks of 128 MB in the computer now. I'm adding gbMICRO 256 MB of PC133MHz SDRAM. From everything I've read in the manual and online that seems fine. What I'm not sure about is the chip configuration. This one says it's 32x8 and a computer guy I talked to says he thinks it's ok but I don't want to open the package till I'm sure because I know the store won't take it back once it's opened. Can anyone tell me for sure that what I bought is compatible. Thanks for your help.

System info:
Operating System: Windows XP PS2
Computer Make: OEM Computer (Avado)
Processor: 996 MHz AMD Athlon
Memory: 265 MB (2X128)
VIA PCI Audio Controller
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-7ZMMC
Chipset - VIA ProSavage KM133
 
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Hello,

According to Gigabyte, that memory SHOULD work. I honestly do not think that anyone can say for sure if your memory will work in your board. According to the board specs and the memory specs, it SHOULD work.

As with all motherboards and memory, there is always a slight chance that the memory may not be accepted by the board itself.

If you want memory that has been tested in your motherboard, you need to go here:

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartno=KVR133X64C3/256

Hope that helps a little.

Shane
 
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I think you should be fine. The only thing you didn't mention was the voltage, what I'm looking at says you can only have 3.3v. Other than that I'm pretty sure you're good.
 
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