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Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2000 - 2:18 pm:   

Hello ,
A friend of mine has a gateway that has edo ram in it . He is going to get a new motherboard on the bx or 820 chipset and he asked me if his edo ram would work in it . As far as I know the only problem would be the hit on system bus speed but I am not certain . Would this ram work on this chipset ?
I also am going to need an upgrade soon . I saw an ad from Aberdeen featuring a motherboard/proc setup at a good price . The only thing is that the motherboard is manufactured by Pine . I have never heard of them . Does anyone know anything about them ?
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2000 - 8:23 pm:

is the url for pine's motherboards. i don't know anything about them. i did see an article about one of them showing the pros and cons. by someone named russo. do a search for pine motherboards. it should show up.
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2000 - 8:25 pm:

is the one for the article. sorry for the second post, but i found it again, so i decided to include the url.
Jason Lockhart
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 - 11:59 pm:   

I am almost 100% sure that you will need to buy some sdram. EDO shouldn't have a chance at working on one of those boards. Sorry. My friend says (and I wasn't sure so I asked him) that the EDO won't even fit on the new board, and even if you got it to fit (using a hammer or something, i guess) it would be WAY to slow.
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 - 12:24 pm:   

Trust me on this, do not use the EDO ram with a BX chipset or better, especially on the crappy Pine boards. My experience with those boards is all bad.

But, get the proper memory for the CPU. You will regret it if you dont. Even if some Taiwan company made a board that will run a Pentium II/III or Celeron with EDO, don't do it. Unless you like blue screens, crappy performance and boot problems.

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