Kind of memory to a Pentium II-type box?

Miguel Bazdresch lfs-01 at
Mon Oct 25 00:53:21 PDT 2004

* Kevin P. Fleming <kpfleming at> [2004-10-25 07:33]:
> 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.

I used to have a PII-233MHz (one of the very first ones; I think it had
an intel 440BX chipset). I'm almost 100% sure that, as Kevin says, it
used PC-100 SDRAM.

Miguel Bazdresch

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