Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:18 PM
I don't know if this was asked before, but I really don't want to look through 200+ pages of forums. Anyway....
I'm running on an old ASUS MEW-AM motherboard that I've read was custom built for HPs (mine is a Pavilion XL918 refurb), but it took me about 3 hours to find all that out, as it came with no documentation. I finally managed to track down my manual online, went to the RAM section, and it said my mobo can only handle 168 pin PC100 SDRAM DIMMs at up to 512MB. Ok, I have a little experience (can fill a thimble), so I understood that, and looked up prices. Sure, I found deals, but the user reviews made me less-than-eager to purchase. I went to better known sites; you think being so old, it would be cheaper, but no: $60. I stumbled upon a site that said something about "even though you might be able to use a higher bus speed (ex: PC 133), it will still work, just run slower than was designed for." Is this true? Because I found a stick of PC133 at 512MB from Kingston (and I trust them) at a pretty low price (I've noticed a trend with faster speeds being slightly lower in price than slower). I just want something to hold me until I buy a better computer, and plus I'm giving this one to someone afterwards.
Sorry I take forever to say nothing. Oh, and I'm currently running 256MB I salvaged from a computer class.