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Memory compatibility or resource to look up description

by Stu Beans / June 11, 2007 12:19 AM PDT

I have a Gateway 1500 Pro with 256mb of RDRAM memory. I know, I know, most of you are saying throw it away but honestly, it performs very well and only seems to get sluggish when more that 2 or 3 apps are running. Anyway, I'd like to change it from 2 x 128mb (holds 4) to 4 x 256mb. The current memory is Samsung MR16R0828BN1-CK8. Can someone tell me when to look up what this means so I can find compatible strips - I've already tried Gateway and Samsung)? For example, I'm seeing MR18 instead of MR16 and AN1 instead of BN1.

I appreciate any help that you can provide.


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Your choice. See the prices yourself.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 2:22 AM PDT
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Been watching eBay
by Stu Beans / June 11, 2007 3:07 AM PDT

Hi - thanks for the reply. I've been watching ebay and thinking that's the way to go. I just want to make sure that what I buy is compatible to my machine.

In the machine is MR16R0828BN1-CK8 (128mb) and what I'm planning to buy is either MR18R082GAN1-CK8 or MR18R082GBN1-CK8, both of which are 256mb. Any thoughts on compatibility?

Linux would be an option but since I already have a Windows license (came with the machine) I'd rather not pay for another license.

Thanks again.

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Sorry, here's how I match it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Been watching eBay

I look at the PIN COUNT then for PC 800 or what speed my RDRAM machine is asking for. The only other factor I have to watch for is ECC or NON-ECC.


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by Stu Beans / June 11, 2007 3:47 AM PDT

They're all 184-pin and pc800. Currently in the machine is non-ecc but the motherboard says it can handle either one so I was going to replace all 4 strips with ecc.

Thanks again!

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