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Want to upgrade to 512mb...Rambus Memory??

by cpnfantstk / May 5, 2005 2:12 AM PDT

Hello
I have an HP Pavillion xt966 1.3 P4 256mb Windows Me in which I want to upgrade to 512mb of ram. I am not sure what to look for or if it is possible to upgrade this computer. Here are the specs for the memory.

Component


Attributes

RAM (standard)


256 MB PC600 Rambus (RDRAM)

Maximum


2 GB (4 x 512 MB RIMM) (MS Windows Me supports up to 512 MB)

Speed


400 MHz synchronous

Rambus channels


2

Sockets


4 / 184-pin RIMMs

Size


128, 144, 256, 512 MB RIMMs

Pairs Required


Yes. Rambus RIMM modules must be installed in pairs, and both modules within a channel must be identical (same manufacturer and type).

If there is an unpopulated RIMM socket (in a channel), it must be loaded with a C-RIMM (continuity module) to complete the Rambus channel. For example, populate each channel with:

RIMM + RIMM or RIMM + C-RIMM

Free RIMM sockets


0

Type Supported


Intel PC600 RDRAM 400 MHz

NOTE: Free RIMM slots may vary due to availability of memory components at the time the PC is manufactured.

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Level


Quantity

Level 1

Upgrade

Sockets


128 KB (on processor)

None

Level 2


256 KB (on processor)

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60 GB (3.5 inch form factor)


Any response would be appreciated. Please let me know what type of memory I need to buy. Thank You.

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RAMBUS is expensive
by John Robie / May 5, 2005 5:41 AM PDT
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Thanks for that John. So right now....
by cpnfantstk / May 5, 2005 6:36 AM PDT
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So basically, I have 4 slots with 64mb each of rambus. Is that right? So if I purchase 1 pair of 128mb , I could leave in the other two 64mb modules and that would make it a 384mb computer. Is that correct? Any other suggestions. Thanks again.

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Re: 384MB RAMBUS
by John Robie / May 5, 2005 7:52 AM PDT

That seems correct to me also, but I know nothing about RAMBUS except when it came out some years back RAMBUS was the most powerful RAM that everyone aspired to want, but was expensive, and has since faded away.

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