Ram wont work please help

By moosevernel
Apr 4, 2010
  1. Hello,

    i just bought some a new 1gb compaq sdram pc100 for my very old pc that i have aqcuired but my motherboard wont recognise it when i insert it.

    motherboard is:
    Board: MicroStar Inc. MS-6340 1.0
    Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 62710 07/15/97

    tis very annoying as i desperately need a bit more ram in this old thing..!! can some1 give me any suggestions as to what i can do.


  2. moosevernel

    moosevernel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have just discovered my ram is 100mhz but my pc is 66 mhz is there anything i can do to make it work or should i search for more ram
  3. Manikle

    Manikle TS Rookie Posts: 39

    The problem may be that you are trying to install a 1GB stick into a slot which will only handle a maximum of 512Mb.
    All of the online memory configurators show that you need to use 2 512Mb sticks in order to provide your system with 1GB of RAM.
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