Did they have 32 meg DIMMs twelve years ago when my new used printer was made?

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Subject: Did they have 32 meg DIMMs twelve years ago when my new used printer was made?
Posted by:  mm (NOPSAMmm20…@bigfoot.com)
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011

Did they have 32 meg DIMMs twelve years ago when my new-used printer
was made?

Can I just install memory that fits physically, withouth risking
hurting a printer or a computer?  or do I have to be careful and only
install what was intended?

I inherited an old HP LaserJet 2100NT printer, in v. good condition,
although I don't think the particular model is very important for this
question.  Plus, there is little practical value in the question but I
just like to understand this stuff.

It has a 4 Meg buffer built in, and 3 DIMM slots, one of which slots
was filled with 4 more Megs when it was shipped from the factory, for
a total of 8.

It can handle up to 32 megs more, for a total of 40 megs.

They mention installing 4, 8, or 16 meg DIMMs, and if someone put in
two 16 meg DIMMs, it would total 40 Megs, what they say is the max.

I have some *32* meg DIMMs that fit physcially.

Should I just put one in and try it with NO FEAR of damaging the
printer?

Or, Does the statement in the manual mean it won't work with a 32 meg
DIMM?

OR, that they didn't have 32 megs 12 years ago when the printer was
made?

Thanks.

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