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Buying Ram but dont know what to get?? Can someone help me please?

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  1. nickelodeon

    nickelodeon Thread Starter

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    hi,

    I have 128mb SDRAM inside my computer right now. I want my programs to run faster so I decided to buy 512mb ram DDR. The only prblem is I dont know which one to get. Some of them are $AU100 and some are $AU500. Can someone please find me a good 512 mb DDR ram that is cheap and could you please find it in Perth, Australia (go to yellowpages.com.au).

    I know its a big ask but please help me.

    Thanks :eek:
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    I'm assuming your computer supports both SDRAM and DDR? And if so, you are aware that you can use only one type, not both at the same time?
     
  3. 700mb80min

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    Hi nickelodeon , visit Crucial and follow their guide for selecting ram.
     
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    If you are running Windows 98 or ME then don't go above 512MB of RAM or you'll experience issues. Also you can only get DDR if your motherboard supports its.
     
  5. nickelodeon

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    ok im going to that site now to check it out. I have an amd athlon xp 1800 and yes it does support ddr ram. I am also aware that i cannot use sd ram and ddr at the same time. I use windows xp so is that alright?
     
  6. nickelodeon

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    ok then thanks for that site I went to it and it was pretty helpfull. It found these results...




    1GB ? CT12864Z265 DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $260.99 (each)

    1GB ? CT12864Z335 DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $275.99 (each)

    1GB ? CT12864Z40B DDR PC3200 CL=3 Non-parity US $355.99 (each)

    512MB ? CT6464Z265 DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $116.99 (each)

    512MB ? CT6464Z335 DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $117.99 (each)

    512MB ? CT6464Z40B DDR PC3200 CL=3 Non-parity US $119.99 (each)

    256MB ? CT3264Z40B DDR PC3200 CL=3 Non-parity US $69.99 (each)

    256MB ? CT3264Z265 DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $69.99 (each)

    256MB ? CT3264Z335 DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $69.99 (each)

    128MB ? CT1664Z265 DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $35.99 (each)

    128MB ? CT1664Z335 DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 Non-parity US $35.99 (each)

    128MB ? CT1664Z40B DDR PC3200 CL=3 Non-parity US $37.99 (each)

    Now what i want to know is what is the difference between a pc 2700 and a pc 3200 ram??

    cheers
     
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    The PC#### specs define the speed of the RAM. PC1600, PC2100, PC2700, PC3200 are the common types available with higher specs available. Each correspond to a speed; 200, 266, 333, 400 MHz. An AMD XP1800+ has a Front Side Bus (FSB) of 266Mhz so you need at least PC2100/266Mhz but you can get higher rated RAM and be covered if you ever upgrade your CPU to one with a 333 or 400Mhz FSB. It mnay alos be possible to run the RAM at its full speed with a slower CPU and get better performance.

    For XP you should get at least a 512MB chip of PC2100. The site you linked to has a very limited selection with very little detail.
     
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    It also depends what your mobo will support for ram. If it wont support pc2700 then you are going to want pc2100 anyway. And with your cpu (unless you mobo will let you upgrade to an XP2500+ or higher) you should stick with pc2100. Of course I didnt see anything resonable on that site as far as pc2100 ram goes. But then I just gave it a quick look.
     
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