OCZ RAM Memory 2GB Kit (2x1024) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz £20.57 Inc Del @ MicroDirect + 3% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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I bought a Dell Vostro 200 after seeing it posted here about a year ago and its now time to upgrade. I was looking for some suitable memory and this was the cheapest I could find some 'brand' RAM.

Specs
Input voltage (V) 2.1
Internal memory (MB) 2048
Internal memory type DDR2-SDRAM
Form factor 240 Pin DIMM
Bus clock rate (MHz) 800
CAS latency 5-5-5-12
Memory layout (MB) 2 x 1024

Apologies for the camouflage finish.

NB Quidco is only on the exc VAT price (£14.90)
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#1
i can never tell which memory is suitable. i ran crucials memory checker and it says i need:
DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •

will this memory work?
#2
hi, ok thanks, should i stay away from brands like ebuyers 'extra value' or 'crucial' and go for established names like corsair and kingston?
#3
You can underclock 800MHz RAM in a 667MHz motherboard without problems.

Crucial, Kingston and OCZ are good ones to go for. Keep an eye on the buffered/unbuffered. Don't get the wrong one.
#4
thanks, they have some pc2-5300 over at ebuyer, 2x1gb for £19.56 delivered
banned#5
mamboboy
You're correct in that you can underclock ram...although call me an idiot but isn't PC6400 ram a different shape to PC5300 - so if he bought this it wouldn't fit?


PC5300 and PC6400 are the same shape

however

PC6400 and PC2 6400 are a different configuration fit
#6
This is expensive you can get 2x2gb of OCZ DDR2 8500 for £45.74 delivered 1gb sticks today are 10 a penny everyone wants 2gb sticks any decent site will be able to better this play.com has 1x2gb stick of kingston for £17.99 or the same PNY branded at £15.99 and before someone mentions heat spreaders it doesn't make any difference if your not overclocking the ram massively.
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2159/1426/-/6856841/Kingston-KVR800D2N6-2G-ValueRAM-2GB-800MHz-PC6400-DDR2-240pin-Dimm-Computer-Memory/Product.html?searchtype=genre

I bought a member of my family 2x2gb of the PNY for his vostro for Xmas and it worked great it saw the ram and has been fine since I'm not a fan of PNY myself but its from play has a decent warranty and if its just for a cheap vostro then why not. The op mentioned he has a vostro 200 i bought the daughter a vostro 200 ages ago just to surf the net and with the deal i had back then delivered it came in at £130 and as a builder myself had 4 sticks of ddr2 knocking around to put in which i did but after using some software to scan the motherboard to find out its specs i discovered that it was a foxconn P45 motherboard the exact same board they use for there quad systems and i knew that it supported DDR2 8500 even though it never mentioned it as P45 motherboards are very high spec.
#7
polly69
This is expensive you can get 2x2gb of OCZ DDR2 8500 for £45.74 delivered 1gb sticks today are 10 a penny everyone wants 2gb sticks any decent site will be able to better this play had 1x2gb stick of kingston for £17.99 and before someone mentions heat spreaders it doesn't make any difference if your not overclocking the ram massively.
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2159/1426/-/6856841/Kingston-KVR800D2N6-2G-ValueRAM-2GB-800MHz-PC6400-DDR2-240pin-Dimm-Computer-Memory/Product.html?searchtype=genre


Dell Vostro 200 can only handle 1GB in each slot.

But yeah, that Play RAM is cheaper...
#8
polly69
This is expensive you can get 2x2gb of OCZ DDR2 8500 for £45.74 delivered 1gb sticks today are 10 a penny everyone wants 2gb sticks any decent site will be able to better this play.com has 1x2gb stick of kingston for £17.99 or the same PNY branded at £15.99 and before someone mentions heat spreaders it doesn't make any difference if your not overclocking the ram massively.
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2159/1426/-/6856841/Kingston-KVR800D2N6-2G-ValueRAM-2GB-800MHz-PC6400-DDR2-240pin-Dimm-Computer-Memory/Product.html?searchtype=genre

I bought a member of my family 2x2gb of the PNY for his vostro for Xmas and it worked great it saw the ram and has been fine since I'm not a fan of PNY myself but its from play has a decent warranty and if its just for a cheap vostro then why not. The op mentioned he has a vostro 200 i bought the daughter a vostro 200 ages ago just to surf the net and with the deal i had back then delivered it came in at £130 and as a builder myself had 4 sticks of ddr2 knocking around to put in which i did but after using some software to scan the motherboard to find out its specs i discovered that it was a foxconn P45 motherboard the exact same board they use for there quad systems and i knew that it supported DDR2 8500 even though it never mentioned it as P45 motherboards are very high spec.


Is a P45 the same as a Foxconn g33?

As I think my Vostro has one of these...
#9
Need a 64bit OS for more than 3GB if memory serves (excuse the pun)
#10
ABORT, ABORT!!!

This doesn't seem to work in my Vostro 200.

Pants.
#11
hi, slightly old thread. regarding the 2gb sticks mentioned above, i have a dell dimension e521 and the documentation says i should install dimms in pairs. is there any technological reason for this?

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