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Old 02-01-01, 07:34 PM
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What do you think the probability of this working out longterm is?

I ran into 128MB of HP branded PC100 CL2 unbuffered DIMM with Micron -8 chips. I want to add it to the 256MB of PC133 RAM I already have. Don't need it, but what the hell.

I went into the CUSL2 BIOS and saw that it changed the RAM setting back down to a clock speed of 100, so I manually upped it back up to 133 and it passes startup memory tests. I'll run Win2K for a while with it to test it out.

But am I asking too much of the RAM or will this typically work ok?
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Old 02-01-01, 07:59 PM
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X - it is a crap shoot.

If win2k run ok (actually a better test is installtion of win2k, but I doubt you want to do that) it should be fine.

the -8 is a worst case speed for each chip on the dimm. There is no law that states it won't do better.
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I would bet that it will run but probably at cl-3 not cl-2.

I had some pc100 ram infineon chips 7.5 ns that will run at 146 cl-3 .
To get cl-2 at that speed i needed to put in some crucial pc133 7 ns chips
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I believe the memory will only go as fast as the slowest one, which in your case will be the PC100 stick.
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Old 02-02-01, 05:37 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by gcribbs:
I would bet that it will run but probably at cl-3 not cl-2.



CL-3 is fine -- that's what my other RAM is anyway. It hasn't had a problem yet, but I don't have any memory-hog apps to run on it. It's an HTPC and I don't want to put any more MS crap than the OS on it because performance is important. I haven't even hit 100MB of memory usage yet. I guess I can take out the first 256MB and just run with the PC100 one at 133 speed.

Anyone know a cleanly-installed, cleanly-uninstalled, self-contained memory-hog program?
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