Memory upgrade

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#1

I have an old Emachine with 2 128 PC133 memory sticks in it and I also have an old Compact with 1 128 PC100 memory stick and 1 256 PC100 memory stick. Can I mix/match the PC133 and PC100 or replace the Emachine PC133 with the PC100 to get more RAM memory?


#2

Yes as PC133 memory is backward compatible to PC100. Though if you add the PC100 to the PC133 it will run at the speed of the PC100 memory.


#3

Would my kids notice a difference in the spead on their games and which is better, 100mhz vs 133mhz or upgrading 256M to 384M? Thanks, Bruce


#4

133 is the faster. As to whether this will affect the speed in games I can’t comment, I only play older games on a PC with 512Mb of DDR333 memory. Though given the games you can most probably play on such a machine I doubt they will. Go for 384Mb.


#5

The increase in mem. is worth the trade off for the speed,Try it ,best way to tell,add as much as your slots alow.
Bruce