Is Old Memory Compatible

  TopBloke37 20:16 22 Sep 2003
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I recently upgraded pcs to a AMD2600, 512mem, 80HD, etc - my old Packard Bell iMedia6175 2.1/2 yrs old had 384mem. I've opened it and removed a 256mb stick PC133mhz CL2. Does anyone know if this is compatible with my new KT600 Motherboard to boost it up to 768mb in total?

  pinka 20:27 22 Sep 2003

is your 512 also 133 if not then definately not .

  MAJ 20:30 22 Sep 2003

The new motherboard is more than likely using DDR RAM with 184-pins The PC133 RAM has only 168-pins so no, it wont fit.

  DieSse 20:34 22 Sep 2003

It's virtually certain that your new m/b uses DDR-RAM - which is not compatible with your old SD-RAM.

In fact you can't even fit them into the same RAM slots in the m/b, as DDR has only one notch on the contact edge, and SDRAM has two.

  Jomi 20:58 22 Sep 2003

It depends on the motherboard, mine for example has dual slots and will accept either ddr or sdram but not both at the same time.
It's probable that your new ram is DDR.

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