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RAM memory question

I have an IBM 6862 300PL system running XP Pro P3 550 MHZ processor -there are 3 memory slots - 2 full with 128 MB memory strips- the total my system can run is 512MB- my question is....can I install a 256 MB strip or should I stick with 128's in all slots, will they work together?
Crucial says the memory is SDRAM PC133 (don't know if that makes a difference but thought I'd include it).

Thanks for any help.

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RAM memory question

You can put whatever combination you want, 2 256's, all 3 128's or two 128 and one 256. If you bought one stick of 512mb that would work too.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks for the help!
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IBM, is very generous with the specs of thier systems. Goto thier support website and using your model# and/or the decal sticker that shows all the info you need, probably on the back of system. That will give detailed info on what RAM you need. Using Crucial's webpage will supply also what they sell that's compatible. Keep in mind, if your system supports X-amount of ram any more beyond that is wasted, but in all likleyhood can support that RAM stick being there. However, IBM tends to be picky, so don't over do it, just buy the proper RAM. IF in fact SDRAM is required and *NOT* an ECC requirement, most local computer shops provide non-ECC SDRAM sticks.

enjoy Happy -----Willy

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