mysterious_543 19:42 29 Jan 2003

I got some RAM for my PC - 512mb 168 pin DIMM PC133 - works fine but it doesn't work with my old memory (well 18 months old). The old one is the same specs just 128mb. There are a lot of problems when i try to use both. 'The Blue Screen Of Death' appears a lot, theres some problems with missing .dll's. But if i turn it of take out either of the memory chips it works fine straight away. Does anyone know how if it is possible to use both without any problems??

  Rayuk 19:44 29 Jan 2003

I dont,but if you are running Win98 then 512Mb should be enough as over that it can cause problems.

  mysterious_543 19:47 29 Jan 2003

so if i save it for when i upgrade my OS I can use both??

  Rayuk 20:00 29 Jan 2003

512 is enough for WinXP also,sell it and have yourself A pint

  Ellie3009 20:07 29 Jan 2003

I am on the verge of buying some more RAM for my system, running win 98, currently have 192mb (64 + 128) and one slot free.
My intention was to get a 512 stick for the free slot. Are you saying this isn't worthwhile?

  matthew-293741 20:10 29 Jan 2003

the OS your running wont take any more than 512mb...if you want will need to check your MOBO parameters as well!!


  smegs 11:54 30 Jan 2003

U will also have to check if Ur motherboard will take 2 different ram sizes. Will 128 go with 256. If not U will have to go with the same size ram U all ready have. Or take the old one out & put a bigger ram size in all together.

  mysterious_543 14:45 30 Jan 2003

does any one know if there is a limit to the amount of RAM you can have for each OS?? If so do you know what the limit is for Win 98

  mysterious_543 14:47 30 Jan 2003

...oh and also. It keeps freezing with the 512mb chip in. Is it because this is too much for Win 98 or because it is damaged??

  crx16 15:37 30 Jan 2003

Windows Me and Windows 98 are not designed to handle more than 512MB of RAM.The computer may stop responding (hang) while Windows is starting, or here

Windows Me and Windows 98 are not designed to handle more than 1 GB of RAM. More than 1 GB can lead to potential system instability. click here

  Rayuk 17:34 30 Jan 2003

This is one of the reasons why I would reccommend using online, as the memory is guaranteed to work with your motherboard.

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