- Articles & News
- For IT Pros
- Your Opinion
The SIMM memory modules have become very scarce and are only available from selected specialist dealers. Nevertheless, a memory upgrade is worth it. We have extended our system from 16 MB to 48 MB.
In the case of boards with a 430FX chipset, the L2 cache was on the motherboard. These modules were very slow by today's standards.
The L2 cache could be extended in the form of a COAST module (COAST = cache on a stick).
Besides exchanging the processor, upgrading the main memory also guarantees additional performance. Keep in mind, though, that the so-called SIMM modules are already very scarce on the market, so that purchasing the modules can cause slight difficulties. Our test system was equipped from the factory with a total of 16 MB main memory and still had two free SIMM slots in reserve. With the aid of two more 16 MB modules we equipped the computer with a total of 48 MB memory.