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Old 01-20-2007, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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alright my parent's computer needs more ram. It's got 128mb and its struggling with xp. The only problem is that back when they bought it....probably 5-6 years ago the gateway sales rep talked them into buying some kind of ultra-expensive rambus ram which he claimed was faster. I think im going to put about a gig in there but my question is will it be alright just to take all of that rambus stuff out of there and put in normal stuff? I know you cant mix it but im not sure if regular ram will work with the motherboard b/c of this special stuff...

sorry if it was a newb question.
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rambus is outdated and expensive to find sticks due to that... that if it is RDRAM then that's all you can use...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...o.x=21&Go.y=24
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You can only use RDRAM. In RDRAM, the empty slots must be filled. So you should find two blank sticks in there.
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