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RDRAM Question

by kjhaug6 / September 16, 2006 11:07 PM PDT

Hey folks,
I have a question, is there any way to use another kind of ram in my computer? It came RDRAM, which runs great and fast, but I need more RAM, and frankly, RDRAM, from what I've seen, will cost a very pretty penny! Infact, I've seen 128MB for somewhere around the $200.00 mark. What can I do?

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Short answer is NO ! What type and speed RDRAM
by VAPCMD / September 17, 2006 12:30 AM PDT
In reply to: RDRAM Question

does your system have ? What make/mfg is your PC ??
If not sure ...might try running CPUZ...it'll tell you about the RAM and the MB

VAPCMD

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Dell Dimension 8200
by kjhaug6 / September 18, 2006 2:56 AM PDT

1.
As for speed, this I know:
Pentium 4
1.80 Ghz

2.
I'm not sure what speed the actual RAM is, you mentioned "CPUZ" could yo explain? Thanks a lot for your help.

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Download 'CPUZ' off the WEB and run it . It'll tell you
by VAPCMD / September 18, 2006 10:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell Dimension 8200

all about your CPU and your existing RAM. Post the results here. There are different RDRAM speeds...PC600, PC800 and PC1066. May be a PC700 too..just can't remember.

VAPCMD

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OK
by kjhaug6 / September 19, 2006 2:48 AM PDT

Frequency 398.7 MHz
Channel# Dual
PC800-45 (400 MHz
FSB: DRAM 1:1
Row to Column: 9 clocks

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I don't think you can use another
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / September 18, 2006 11:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell Dimension 8200
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Oops,
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / September 18, 2006 11:37 AM PDT
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$675 for 1 GB RDRAM...he would have have better off
by VAPCMD / September 18, 2006 1:18 PM PDT
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putting the $$ towards a new PC. Ugh.

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Nope and expensive
by Willy / September 19, 2006 2:58 AM PDT
In reply to: RDRAM Question

Plainly put RDRAM was always expensive from the start. It didn't catch on as vendors hoped and it lost favor. Now, any RDRAM being produced is in such low production it is further expensive due to limited supplies. On top of all that, you have to buy in pairs in order to maintain the "continuity" of the ram buss. All in all darn hard to like RDRAM other than being slightly faster than older other ram types and so has been eclipsed. Get what you can afford but for the long haul, it maybe best to find another system for the amount of cost put into a RDRAM based system can be instead placed into a newer system.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Thank you all
by kjhaug6 / September 19, 2006 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope and expensive

so much for your help, it is greatly appreciated!

Again, thank you all,
Jay (IknowWHOiAM)

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome...hope we helped.
by VAPCMD / September 19, 2006 1:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you all
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