Kind of memory to a Pentium II-type box?

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Sun Oct 24 18:12:25 PDT 2004

Björn Lindberg wrote:

> I installed Linux for a friend on a box with a Pentium II 300 MHz
> (just to date it). Unfortunately it runs a bit slow with heavy
> swapping, especially for Openoffice. Firefox is barely usable. This is
> mainly because it only has 64 MB memory. Now, I'm wondering if anybody
> knows which kind of RAM is likely in this box. I'm going to open it to
> make sure, but I'm curious what was used at that time. Also, is it
> still possible to get ahold of such old memory?

I'd bet it's PC-100 SDRAM. Could be fast-page mode EDO, if the 
motherboard is really old (and was cheap at the time), but most 100MHz 
FSB machines that I remember also used 100MHz RAM.

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