SDRAM, DIMMs and 100 MHz
A few months ago it seemed that used changes whirlpool in the computer world had calmed down a little, at least as for the memory. Finally it was no too much that to think: to buy approximately 16 ó 32 MB of RAM and, as for the type, undoubtedly EDO. But everything good is finished...
At present, with the massive arrival of Pentium II and the Super badges 7 for AMD K6-2, the type of memory to be bought has changed overnight, and the not one but two times. Now undoubtedly the most advisable thing is to buy DIMMs of 100 MHz SDRAM.
Perhaps it would be convenient to explain this a little for the beginners (and for those who should have committed the error of relaxing; in computer science, a pair of months can turn you into an ignorant troglodyte). Let's start that's why of the "DIMMs".
The whole of all this can be summed up "in two words": PC100. It is a question of the technical Intel specification for the memory 100 MHz SDRAM, so that he insures himself the memoirs compatibility ("memory" y "compatibility"? It will be a prank!). So he knows already: buy memory PC100.
And is enough the memory PC100? Well, in fact not. It is necessary that the badge is prepared to support it (if not, it has thrown the money), for which it will have to have the chipset BX if it is a badge for Pentium II or to be a badge "Super 7" (one with socket 7, AGP and bus to 100 MHz) if it is a question of an AMD K6-2.
Very well, he knows already. Even if he is going to buy a Pentium at least of 350 MHz or an AMD K6 normally (not the K6-2, also called "K6-3D"), is worth spending him a little more and insuring itself the enlargement of his mike in the future. How, which believes that it will not be worth extending him? Since according to the same Intel, Pentium II has left like a year of life (and that to the models to 450 MHz...).