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Old 03-28-2005, 12:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Just downloaded CPU-Z and have attached a few pictures which may help...
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SPD tab.......... This is showing my 512MB ram...
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Woudl it be ok if you could let me know what is compatable?

I really appreciate your help
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok im guessing your computer has ram in it. Open up your case and look at the ram there should be a sticker on it that says what kind of ram it is. You say you have 150 to spend on ram right. first off how many slots do you have for ram? You can get it alot cheaper elsewere
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If its an EBAY thing. NR means No Reserve
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It says it supports DDR400...

Is it even bad to buy it from ebay even if the ram is new? This for example:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI...6754434134&rd=1

I wouldn't want to spend anymore then $150 on some ram. I'm using a Gigabyte P4 Motherboard. Do you need more specs?
Those PQI's are some good RAM dude. I can tell by looking at them. No doubt it's brainpower PCB and samsung TCCD IC's.....basically in lamens terms that means it can OC real good

And $75 is a real nice price.

Your comp can handle PC3200 because your CPU bus says 200MHz, DDR400 = PC3200 = will match your 200

So if I were you I'd grab those PQI's before I do muahahaha kidding, I aint got cash

EDIT: hehe nevermind, only 10 seconds left to bid haha
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:00 AM   #18 (permalink)
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there a lot of misconception of ram. people will tell you that a 1 gig of 2100 is junk. bullship. a gig of 3200 ram is barely faster.

on this forum, they will have you think that 1 gig of 2100 is equal to 512 of 3200. that is bull. if you can get it for a cheap price, get it.
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there a lot of misconception of ram. people will tell you that a 1 gig of 2100 is junk. bullship. a gig of 3200 ram is barely faster
Uhh not hardly dude. Do sandra benchmark tests and that'll disprove that theory right away.

You'd be much better off with 512mb of PC3200 than 1gb of PC2100 cause you can always get another stick of PC3200 instead of wasting money on something insanely slower than what your CPU can run
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate your help on this. Glad I asked BTW or I might have bought a lemon.

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