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Joe Cannon
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 8:57 pm:   

My child has a IBM pII 400 Aptiva 2163-570
I want to add memory to it. I was told that memory has to be added in pairs, but there are three slots? There are two 64 sticks in it now for 128 total.
I have read that 384 is as high as I can go.Is that 3 of 128's or what? Also I was told today at the computer store that you can use PC133 sticks in place of the PC100's?


Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 11:56 pm:   

DIMMS do not need to be installed in pairs as they are already dual inline memory modules. You may be able to use PC133 memory in that system just make sure you can return it if it doesn't work. 384 meg sounds about right. 128 meg per slot.
Adam Low
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 11:15 am:   


Whew, that took me a while to find....

PC133 RAM will work, supposedly, since the system has a 100mHz FSB. E.S. was cautious to think that it might be a 66mHz system, as was I, but it checks out. Still, keep the receipt. :)


Posted on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 2:52 pm:   

This system is old enough to where it may not like single sided High Density DIMMS. PC133 LOW Density is rare and much harder to find than PC100 BX compatable DIMMS.

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