Memory compatability


I found out last week that a friend of mine is using a pentium MMX 166 HP tower with Windows 95 and 16 MB of RAM as his main and only system.

I could not leave him in that situation, so I went looking for extra EDO RAM for his PC in the throw-away bin at work.

I manage to find two 8MB sticks that brought him up to 32MB without crashes or other problems.

My question: I also found two SIMMs labeled as EDO2 32MB each. The motherboard would support 32 MB in each slot, but is EDO2 the same or compatible with EDO memory?

I don't really expect an answer (who bothers with SIMMS nowadays?) , but if you have knowledge of any reason not to use EDO2 for EDO (like different voltage or something, your input is highly welcome!


This question was answered on April 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

May I suggest you veiw thee make of the ram card and call the company or look it up on internet to view the the compatability EDO AND EDO2 and what they are capable of handling as far as wattage and voltage.

Also here is another suggestion, invest in a new computer.

His system is just about obsolete.

Many new upgradable software does not work with WIN 95.

Depends om hardware requirments.

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Posted by David of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 3, 2003