Kind of memory to a Pentium II-type box?

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Mon Oct 25 00:53:42 PDT 2004

Miguel Bazdresch wrote:
> * 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.

Likewise, I had a PII-450, also on a 400BX chipset.  PC-100 SDRAM rings 
a bell here too.

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