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fergie
20-08-2002, 06:56 PM
Hi,
All these questions are to do with RAM:

What does DIMM mean?
Does it matter if it has it or not?
Can all computers support it?
Also, does it matter if it is 100mhz, not 133mhz that I currently have?

Cheers

robo
20-08-2002, 07:30 PM
DIMM - Dual Inline Memory Module, just a type of RAM.
DIMM in itself is not important. The 266MHz DDR ECC type thing is important.
PCs vary, I've seen SIMMS but most seem to be DIMMs these days.
You want to match the MHz of the ram, mixing might cause grief but is likely to cause the faster RAM run the same speed as the slower. I wouldn't recommend you mix it.
robo.

tweak\'e
20-08-2002, 07:39 PM
sounds like you have pc133 133mhz sdram dimm.

if your motherboard is running the ram at 133mhz then you cannot use 100mhz ram. however if your motherboard is running the 133mhz ram at 100mhz then you can use the 100mhz ram.