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Older Processor - which RAM fits?

Folks, I have an older system with an AMD Athlon 950 CPU, and I need to boost the ram for it. There are so many types of memory out now, I am totally lost...

Which ones "fit " the older AMD processor I have? IE, PC2100 DDR, PC2400 DDR, etc? I need to add at least another 256 MB, I have 256 now...running music software for recording and mixing...

Thanks in advance for your help...


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That model from memory took PC2100 and PC2700 will be fine as well. There is a 99% chance or better that generic DDR memory of the PC2100 or PC2700 types will just work.

Have you tried such? Or are you wanting some rock solid 100+% assurance?


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Not necessarily.

In reply to: Re: Older Processor - which RAM fits?

It depends on the motherboard.
It could take PC133, or possibly even PC1600, as I recall, the FSB is only 200Mhz.

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