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Posted: 12/13/2001 3:06:32 AM EST
Man, we need a computer geek forum here. Perhaps "Geeks with Guns". I need some RDRAM PC800 ECC and some SDRAM/66 (for an older system). Where is a good web site to buy this stuff? I looked at [url]www.memorysuppliers.com[/url] and they look okay. Are they an above-board outfit? Are there any other I should look at? They want $99 for two 128 mb PC800 ECC RDRAM modules and the SDRAM/66 is $20/128 mb. Is that in the ballpark? Should I bother with ECC SDRAM? It's kinda hard to find.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:14:42 AM EST
[url]http://www.crucial.com[/url] without question I get all my memory from there since it is even cheaper than tech-data most of the time.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:25:00 AM EST
Thanks. They look pretty cool but they don't carry RDRAM and they want $27 for the SDRAM/66. The other place wanted $20.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:32:47 AM EST
You may also try [url]http://www.cdw.com[/url] Best bet is to get a tech-data account.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:51:28 AM EST
[url]www.pricewatch.com[/url] Good deals, but you takes your chances with the dealers. [url]www.newegg.com[/url] Prices are a bit higher than you can find elsewhere, but shipping costs are low and they are very reputable.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:52:31 AM EST
I forget!! Damn it maybe I should buy some
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:56:07 AM EST
[url]www.buycomp.com[/url] I have buying all my computer parts from them for a couple years. Competitive prices, fast accurate delivery and right now no shipping charges on orders over $99. Sometimes the ecoupon sites have coupons you can use also here. Goodluck.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:11:44 AM EST
Go to bestbuy.com (or to the store). They have Crucial memory on a BIG sale this week. $10 instant rebate, $15 mail in rebate! I got 2 256mb PC2100 DDR RAM sticks at $20 each! Beat that. Better hurry. Ends soon.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:18:03 AM EST
Crucial is good because it is the web store for Micron, so you know you're getting high quality stuff straight from the manufacturer, and they have very good prices and free shipping so that their price usually ends up being only a couple bucks more than the crappier RAM you can get elsewhere. Of course, Micron doesn't manufacture Rambus memory, so you can't get that through Crucial. I've never had a system that required error correction (ECC) on the RAM, so I don't think there is any need for it on the SDRAM. If you want to check out an online vendor to see if they are reputable, look at their rating on [url]http://www.resellerratings.com[/url].
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:02:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:45:01 PM EST
Thanks a lot for the tips everyone. I went with Crucial.com for the PC66 SDRAM. It would have been a lot cheaper to go with oempcworld.com, but I didn't see the link in time. Oh well! Next problem! Damn! Man, the stinkin' Intel OR840 manual says to use 168-pin RIMMs, but AFAICT, all RIMMs are 184-pin. What's the deal? Is the manual wrong?
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:54:08 PM EST
Check Viking [url]http://www.vikingcomponents.com/[/url]. They are usually OEM suppliers and their memory modules carry a lifetime warranty. I have never had a problem with them and their customer service was great.
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