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Hey folks
I was wondering if anyone knew anything about RAM compatibility and PCs? Basically I'd like to get my girlfriend some more RAM as a stocking stuffer. She unfortunately has a generic (Quest) PC tower. While she was in the bathroom I sneakily took it apart and discovered the tower has 3 RAM slots, 2 are being used by 168 pin 128Meg PC133 azenram chips (like my old iMac's). I found a guy who's selling a used 256Meg and 512Meg PC133 chip for around the same price. Does anyone know if the 512 would work in that ghastly tower's empty RAM slot? it's a PIII 800mhz running Windows XP if that helps.
Thanks very much in advance!
It goes without saying that I've talked her into buying a mac when she decides to replace this dung heap.
 

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The PC133 512 is unlikely to work. The PC133 256 may or may not -- if it has 16 physical chips on the module, it might, if it has 8 chips, only maybe, if it has 4 chips, no way.

If you can get the full make and model # of the motherboard I can tell you what it can take.

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CanadaRAM said:
If you can get the full make and model # of the motherboard I can tell you what it can take.
That means that he's going to have to wait for her to take another extended bathroom break!!! :lmao:
 

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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately we're in different provinces until after Christmas so it'd be impossible to get the configuration details. What a headache it must be owning a PC. I might buy the 512 and give it to my mum (who's got an eMac) if it doesn't work.
 
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