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Memory for ep-mvp3g2
rhubarb_beer Nov-29-00 03:46 AM
I'm building a system based on the epox's mvp3g2 board. I've been looking around and haven't seen any reccomended memory for the board. Is generic stuff bought off of pricewatch.com compatible, or is this board more picky?

1. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
lbyard Nov-29-00 04:05 PM
In response to message 0
All motherboards running Windows are picky. Defective or mismatched memory is one of the chief reasons people have problems with new motherboard installations. Larry

2. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
rhubarb_beer Nov-29-00 04:45 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks Larry,
any specific recommendations though? ie, what works for you?
I'd appreciate it.
Gary

3. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
lbyard Nov-29-00 07:57 PM
In response to message 2
What works for me is a good vendor that I trust from many years of business. As I have said before, I am not going to get into recommending specific vendors, especially for memory products, sorry. Larry

4. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
diletante Nov-30-00 03:24 PM
In response to message 3
I have an Epox mvp3c2 and it has Valueram from Kingston in it. The price was definitely right, and I have 2 64mb DIMMs now.

Rob


5. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
rhubarb_beer Nov-30-00 04:04 PM
In response to message 4
Gracias.

6. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
lbyard Nov-30-00 05:00 PM
In response to message 4
OK, I am presently running 128 MBytes of PC133 Value RAM on my MVP3G2 motherboard with a 500 Mhz K6-2 and the system is absolutely stable. This should not be misconstrued as an endorsement of the manufacturer or product, one way or the other. An endorsement of a chip or module-level component part would require extensive tests of a large sample of the particular product and I do not have the means nor the desire to get into that line of work. My comments on vendors still apply. I specified the size and speed of the memory; my distributor selected the manufacturer and model of the part. At least, now, you know what works for me (personally). Larry

7. RE: Memory for ep-mvp3g2
lbyard Nov-30-00 07:43 PM
In response to message 6
LAST EDITED ON Nov-30-00 AT 08:01 PM (GMT)

Guess I should have added that I am also running Windows Me. When I first installed Me. I had some problems that were not memory related and I was turned-off by the removal of some of the DOS capabilities (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/winme/startup/page1.html). That install was an upgrade on top of Win 98 that had gotten rather “tired” from many software and hardware installs and uninstalls, etc. (Before that I had reverted from 98 SE back to 98 and did not install SE again. I don’t like some of the SE problems, and, in particular, the shutdown problems. The only reason I installed SE in the first place was for Internet Sharing, which I replaced with SyGate, http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm—I have subsequently replaced SyGate with an SMC Barricade router,http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm, by far the best of these three options). A couple of weeks ago I installed a new hard disk and Win 98. It was then I remembered some of the problems I had with 98 and decided it was a mistake to go back from Me to 98. I clean-installed Win Me (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/winme/install/inst.html) and do not intend to go back to earlier versions of Win 9x. That, I would say, is the kind of endorsement I feel I am at liberty to make. I guess Whistler will be next; although I am about to give 2000 Pro a try shortly--on my old hard disk. Bottom line: Windows Me, with all current updates and IE 5.5 with the service pack installed, is the most stable Windows 9x operating system I have used to date; and I have used all of them extensively. Larry


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