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Dimension 8200 (533fsb) Ram Upgrades

by jasonkcox / March 10, 2008 11:59 AM PDT

I have been very frustrated of late, and have been searching high and low trying to figure out why a 512 mb memory upgrade for my computer costs between $400-$500.

today i found some memory that swears it will work on my system on ebay. I am not sure whether or not to give it a try.

PC-800 is what everything says i need, but i believe that the difference in the RAm on ebay , and what i get from the other sites is, for some reason the memory in my PC is ecc rdram. i currently have 512mb, and would like to at least double that, and I' not sure if i can add non ecc memory to the first 2 bays when the other 2 have ecc ram in them for some reason.

has anyone had any experience with this? any suggestions?

my pc is a P4 2.53ghz
512mb Ramm (533fsb)
all stock except for sata 150 card and 200 gb seagate replacing the original ide 80gb, and now i use the 80 as a backup drive.

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It's either RDRAM (rambus) or ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 12:22 PM PDT

Just something else. Did you look at crucial.com?

If it's RDRAM then the price of ram is so high most of us just replace the machine.

Bob

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Re:
by jasonkcox / March 10, 2008 10:29 PM PDT

Crucial was actually the highest that i found.

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It could be a flavor of RAM that is not being made.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 10:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:

As the machines get old, some spares will skyrocket in costs.

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If you're really serious about adding RAM, open your PC and
by VAPCMD / March 12, 2008 11:42 AM PDT

record everything on the labels so you know exactly what you have and what you need to match.

PC800 or PC1066
184 pin or 232 pin
45ns, 40ns or 32ns
mfg...Samsung or ????
ECC or NON-ECC
etc.,
etc.,

Armed with that info look under Google "Shopping", then look at PriceGrabber, then eBay ... $300-$400 is way way out of line. Once you've narrowed it down ... then decide if the money is better spent on the upgrade or toward a new PC.

Let us know how it goes.

VAPCMD

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