Quick questions on upgrading PC memory via DIMMs
by svbooks - 6/30/05 4:00 PM
My Compaq PC (PC 2100, 266 MHz) supports up to 1 GB of DDR RAM. It has 2 DIMM slots. I bought a single 1 GB DIMM but before I open the package & start playing around w/ the PC, I'm wondering if this is even worth trying. Compaq's online documention seems to indicate that you divide the 1 GB system maximum by the 2 slots to come up w/ a maximum of 512 MB per slot (this is a general rule they list, not specific to my model).
If I can't use the 1 GB DIMM, I'll probably buy a 512 GB DIMM. If I do this, I would like to add my old 128 MB DIMM in slot 2 for a total of 640 MB. I do not know if this PC supports Dual Channel Mode ... if it does, it sounds like I'd lose a little performance by having mismatched DIMMs but is this worth caring about? I think I'd rather have more memory.
(Also, the RAM I bought is 333 Mhz, PC 2700, but I was told & have read that it should be backwards compatible to my system.)
Any thoughts before I give it a go?
Thanks in advance,
Seth S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)