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01-08-2001, 02:15 PM
I have a Packard Bell 166 Mhz pc with 24Mb of ram and clock speed 66mhz. Want to upgrade the ram to at least 64Mb of ram so my son can play games on it. My question is... will "RK Byte" 8x64-PC66 64Mb sdram work? Will I get 88Mhz of Ram? when I boot up or will I have to go into the BIOS? And does anyone know where I can download a manual for the CPU and upgrade instructions. Thanks.
01-08-2001, 07:13 PM
No i doubt SDRAM will work in your puter.
You need non-sync RAM of some sort(EDO, FPM, Parity).
I dont know what you mean by 88Mhz Ram, but your RAM will not be synced so the clock rate will not be relative.
Since you have a Pentium (64bit wide memory bus) then you will need TWO sticks of 32bit SIMMS.
Dont let this all confuse you.
Most likely what you need is TWO 32MB EDO SIMMs, but i dont want to tell you for sure cause i dont know what you have. LAters...
If you cannot find your manual then i suggest taking out one of your modules examining it or looking up the info online.
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01-08-2001, 09:34 PM
My Packard Bell P-60 uses Fast Page Mode ram, and as chad said, it has to be in pairs. Your P-166 may be different, a look under the hood might tell you if it will use anything other than EDO or FPM. If it has a 168 pin slot that's longer than the 2 or 4 72 pin slots, you can use DIMM or maybe SDRAM. A motherboard manual would be very good to have, it would tell you exactly what memory it will support, and how much of it. I can only use 32MB chips max in my P-60, and FPM, not EDO. Yours may be able to handle EDO. Have to have the motherboard manual to be sure.
chad: I think 88MHz was a typo or a mistake, it was supposed to be 88MB. 64+24=88.
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