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post #20 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2006, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cabby
I'm running windows xp professional and got some free memory today from a friend. Is PC100-322-620 compatible with my pc?
thats exactly what Im talking about... get all the left-overs from guys who have upgraded already

You are gonna have to do some experimenting to see if they behave well with your existing RAM...

get a free RAM testing utility like memTest86... its free and can be put on a self booting floppy/CD/DVD... in your case probably a floppy bootdisk...

-Create memtest86 boot floppy disk
-Turn off PC
-Stick the new RAM stick in by itself
-stick the floppy boot disk in
-turn on PC
-let the test run...

If you get errors, it wont work

BUT it doesnt end there... you just proved it worked by itself, it may not work with *with* the other ram sticks...

Test the other rams sticks alone first... make sure none of them have gone bad.

Then you have to try permutations of each to see if you have compatibility problems with RAM sticks together ...

heh, fun time!

good luck!
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