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Thread: Memory Upgrade Question




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    In my BIOS it lists my memory as being 256mb DDR SDRAM. Is this DDR memory or SDRAM memory or am i being nooby to an extreme or all three?? Then what kind of memory would be best to upgrade to?? I want max performance and max amount of memory. My mobo does support dual-channel mem too. Im mebe looking for 1 gig of memory. Oh and my fsb runs at 533mhz.

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    That memory would be running at DDR(Double Data Rate). And if you are going to upgrade memory, it would be nice to know what you already had first...;) but I would upgrade to PC-3200 Dual-Channel... but definatly, whatever you get..get Dual-Channel:cheers:
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    Yep ya memory is DDR but its proper name is "DDR SDRAM". If ya want 1GB of memory then get 2 matched 512MB modules of same make, model (do not use mix memory) and either keep that 256MB module for something else or sell it to someone else. Good fast timed PC3200 would be a good idea if that mobo supports overclocking and you intend to do it or if ya plan to upgrade to an 800MHz FSB CPU later but if not then PC2700 will be fine.

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    nice! thanks guys! what do u think that pc3200 ram will cost me for 2 512mb sticks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joedemagio
    nice! thanks guys! what do u think that pc3200 ram will cost me for 2 512mb sticks?
    That could be better answered if we knew what country ya reside in. :rolleyes2

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    sry for that mistake, i live in the US, New Mexico to be exact.
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    Well I just added that to ya profile but I'll let someone from your side of the world answer that last question for ya.

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    thx wiggo u r the best.
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    I found this and it looks to die for:


    Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) ECC Registered DDR PC-3200LL - Retail

    Specification
    Manufacturer: Corsair
    Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
    Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
    Error Checking: ECC
    Registered/Unbuffered: Registered
    Cas Latency: 2-3-2-6
    Support Voltage: 2.6V
    Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
    Organization: two 64M x 64 -Bit
    Special Features: Low Latency
    Warranty: Lifetime

    Model#: TwinX1024RE-3200LL
    Item#: N82E16820145469

    $280

    Wow, id love to have this in my computer! Id blast thru any program at lightning speed!
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    Actually ya really don't want ECC memory and ya mobo may not be compatible with ECC memory but the TwinX1024-3200LL model has exactly the same timings plus ya won't loose a cycle for the ECC process involved and ya'll save a few $'s as well.
    BTW what is the exact motherboard ya have?

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