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by bri2 / March 5, 2007 6:41 AM PST

I'm looking to upgrade the memory on my computer,Iknow which I need but am wondering why there is such a difference in cost between makes?
The specs are the same so what would the difference be?

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When I see disparity I look at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2007 6:48 AM PST
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Who's selling it and more. For instance Dell doesn't get their RAM off the spot market but may buy it when the machines were made, pay the price then and not adjust prices as time passes. Crucial.com has a higher inventory turns so it's price could be lower. Then we move to companies that only stock the 20% of what models comprise 80% of the market. These 20/80 vendors will be names such as Newegg or other and the price is lower due to volume but you may not be able to find RAM for your machine.

Hope this explains it for you.


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Exactly what PC do you have and what RAM are
by VAPCMD / March 5, 2007 11:05 AM PST
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looking at ?


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by bri2 / March 5, 2007 7:07 PM PST

I have a dimension 3000 with 512mb/ram

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Just in case...here's what your mfg says you should
by VAPCMD / March 5, 2007 10:15 PM PST
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333- and 400-MHz DDR SDRAM

NOTE: DDR 333 and DDR 400 memory runs at 266 MHz when configured with Celeron 400 MHz FSB processors

NOTE: DDR 333 memory runs at 320MHz when configured with Pentium 4 800 MHz FSB processors

Memory connectors two

Memory capacities 128-, 256-, 512-, or 1-GB nonECC

Minimum memory 128 MB

NOTE: Between 1 and 64 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.

Maximum memory 2 GB

BIOS address F0000h

Should be able to find compatible RAM at Crucial. com, Corsair.com, Kingston.com or retailers like Newegg.com.


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