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Memory upgrade I was given a computer. When I got the computer it only had one sdramm memory chip. It was 128kb. I have no Idea of the manufacture of the motherboard. The only information i can find on the board is a number. M266. I am presently running two 128kb 133mhz sdr ships. So I only have 256k of memory. I would like to upgrade to at least 512k ddr. I am not sure though of how much memory the board will take. It was suggested to me to get a 512kb ddr chip, speed 166mhz. What do you suggest I do. I am running windows xp. When I got the computer. It had windows 2000 onit. I formated the hard drive and put windowsxp on it. It runs okay. However it is running slow, and windows has to keep warning me that Iam running low on memory.

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According to ASROCK who seems to be the manufacturer (please check the picture against your motherboard to be sure) it will support up to 2GB of DDR266 (in two 1GB sticks). Note that some motherboards can be "picky" about memory even though it's all supposed to be compatible. I recommend taking it to a shop so that they can try the memory in the machine before you buy it. Also, you can only run SDR or DDR chips, NOT BOTH. Just want to make sure that you don't fry your motherboard!

Personally, I'd recomment getting two 512MB sticks to get a total of 1GB. More than that is probably overkill for an old computer, although less than that and you'll probably wish you had more. More never hurts, but it doesn't help if you don't need/use it.

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