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Re: [ProgSoc] RAM types
On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, Martin Gisch wrote:
->I'm not sure if this is just common knowledge or not...so I'll mention it
->A lot of motherboards can handle different size SIMMS, as long as they are
->paired up correctly. On a 4 slot MB you have 2 banks of memory, 2 slots in
->each bank. Each bank needs the same size and speed simm in order for it to
->work. This is why you rarely hear of memory amounts like 24MB in a
well, in older motherboards you can actually do what you want. At home I
have two 486's one with 40meg and the other with the aforementioned rare
24meg. The one with 40meg has 2x16 and 1x8, the one with 24 has 3x8...
to the best of my knowledge it's only pentium motherboards which require
pairing...and since Jay's machine has one simm in it it obviously does not
require pairing (otherwise it would have 2x4's)...
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