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Memory Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Crispy Monk, Sep 16, 2004.

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  1. Crispy Monk

    Crispy Monk Thread Starter

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    I want to upgrade the memory in my PC, but am unsure of the best (cheapest) route to go about it (I currently have 256MB)

    The attached link gives details of the PC's supported memory configurations:

    Memory Guide

    Now I can obviously go down the route of purchasing an equivalent part from Kingston / Crucial et al (approx £75 for 256MB, £95 for 512MB), but the cheapskate in me has been tempted by the prices on EBay for Non ECC 168 Pin SDRAM (£20-£30 for 512MB).

    So I guess what I want to know is:

    • Is buying memory off Ebay a good idea?
    • Will non ECC memory work in my machine if I remove the existing 256MB ECC module?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Crispy
     
  2. drkilldrmz

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    Buying e-bay memory could be hit or miss.. You could save quite a bit, but Caveat Emptor! (let the buyer beware). What model is your pc?.. I would think non ecc memory would be fine for you. Maybe even a hair faster..I know that some servers NEED ecc ram, but im unaware of any desktops that require it.
     
  3. Crispy Monk

    Crispy Monk Thread Starter

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    PC is a Compaq EVO Workstation W4000 - I think it's got ECC as it is (was) part of Compaq's "profesional workstation" range.
     
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