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Posted: 9/17/2004 1:26:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:35:21 PM EST
I got a couple of mem chips here that where not compatible with my computer . I will let you have if you want to pay the postage. I think they may work? IM me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:36:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 1:38:49 PM EST by repub18]
wait, I think it has to be installed in pairs for RDRAM like two 256mb
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:39:43 PM EST
it cant be just one 512, and I think its all compatable
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:41:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:42:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:43:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 1:49:04 PM EST by Max_Mike]
You can use any brand RDRAMS but you need to match the speed of the RDRAM in the computer now and RDRAM sticks must be used in MATCHED PAIRS.

Those “serial blank” you see in the ram slots must be in place on that type motherboard if you don’t have ram in those slots.

Look in your BIOS or download an application like SiSoft Sandra 2004 that can tell you the speed of the RDRAM you need.

Warning, Warning, Will Robinson….

BUT BEFORE YOU DO THIS CONSIDER THIS…

RDRAM is much more expensive that most newer ram types and it is a dead end memory type. You might want to look at a motherboard and memory switch instead of new RDRAM. You CAN get a new motherboard and 512MB of PC400 memory for the same price as a RDRAM upgrade ... the new motherboard will be CPU upgradable when you want to do that.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:51:34 PM EST
Is your computer a Dell Dimension 8200 or an Inspiron 8200? It makes a difference....
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:52:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:53:50 PM EST
Before you go Max Mike's route, be aware that Dell power supplies are proprietary and the pin layout in the ATX connector is different than industry standard power supplies. If you try to do a motherboard swap and you continue to use the Dell power supply, you will most likely short out and destroy the new motherboard and possibly and other hardware connected to it. That's my only beef with Dell. They don't use industry standard ATX power supplies and their Intel-manufactured motherboards are customized to conform.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:56:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:57:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spitfire75:
Before you go Max Mike's route, be aware that Dell power supplies are proprietary and the pin layout in the ATX connector is different than industry standard power supplies. If you try to do a motherboard swap and you continue to use the Dell power supply, you will most likely short out and destroy the new motherboard and possibly and other hardware connected to it. That's my only beef with Dell. They don't use industry standard ATX power supplies and their Intel-manufactured motherboards are customized to conform.



A Good point I had forgotten...

but you could still get the new motherboard, new memory and a new power supply cheaper that the RDRAM upgrade. And you can get a motherboard that will handle 3.4+Ghz processors for a later upgrade.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:59:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:

Originally Posted By Spitfire75:
Before you go Max Mike's route, be aware that Dell power supplies are proprietary and the pin layout in the ATX connector is different than industry standard power supplies. If you try to do a motherboard swap and you continue to use the Dell power supply, you will most likely short out and destroy the new motherboard and possibly and other hardware connected to it. That's my only beef with Dell. They don't use industry standard ATX power supplies and their Intel-manufactured motherboards are customized to conform.



Thanks I kind of have a little personal rule that if I pull the processor it's time to buy a new computer.

I just need more ram to run certain programs.

Tj



You can keep the processor... you will get the new motherboard, memory and power supply CHEAPER than getting new RDRAM.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:00:45 PM EST
www.crucial.com/

carries all the RAM you need and all the info. you need to know
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:05:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:11:00 PM EST
TJ: I don't know anything about RDRAM memory, but I think it maybe okay to put the faster memory in your mother board, the problem is when you get memory that is too slow it could cause memory errors. I would call Dell customer service in Bombay India and ask them.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:11:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 2:12:32 PM EST by Janus]

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
www.crucial.com/

carries all the RAM you need and all the info. you need to know



No, they don't carry RDRAM, never have.


Thanks alot guys, afraid I am screwed bigtime. Just went into my setup and the memory in there is two 128mb RDRAM 400megahz and almost everything I can find is 800mhz.

Yep, it's going to cost.



TJ, what you are seeing is 400mhz DDR which is PC800 RDRAM

Take 2 of these and call me in the morning:

www.upgrade-solution.com/detail.cfm?show=yes&PID=201&add=yes
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:22:15 PM EST
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