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PC Memory - DDR - PC3200 - Non-ECC - 1GB module only £16.99 (Postage is £3.95 upwards)

£16.99 @ 7dayShop
Superb value memory suitable for desktop computers, Macs etc Specifications: Total Size: 1GB Type: DDR SDRAM Form Factor: DIMM 184-pin Memory Speed: 400Mhz (PC-3200) CAS Latency: 3 Unbuffered… Read More
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9y, 2m agoFound 9 years, 2 months ago
Superb value memory suitable for desktop computers, Macs etc

Specifications:
Total Size: 1GB
Type: DDR SDRAM
Form Factor: DIMM 184-pin
Memory Speed: 400Mhz (PC-3200)
CAS Latency: 3
Unbuffered
Non ECC
SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
2.6v (+ or - 0.1V)

Please note: Brand may vary from image shown

Also we ask that you check before ordering that this memory is compatible with your system as we are unable to accept returns of the item for incompatibility.
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#1
I've ordered two sticks - next cheapest is knocking on for £60-70 so I thought it was worth a shot.

Bit of a gamble as 7dayshop say non-returnable if found to be incompatible, but worth the risk in my opinion.

Cost me £37.93 (including postage) for 2GB. Would have been slightly cheaper if I hadn't forgotten about Quidco, which knocks another 2% off the price, taking it down to around £37.1ish.
#2
Looking at Crucial - they'd be charging about £61 for this. It seems all the specs are identical, so I've got a good feeling about it. If it works okay I'll probably flog my old RAM on fleabay.
#3
I think the only worry with these 7dayshop memory deals is that nearly all commercial RAM now comes with a 'limited lifetime' warranty, whereas 7dayshop appear to be trying far less, if any warranty at all, and as they are offshore outside the UK & EU you're not going to get very far with any legal claims/threats.

That said if your PC motherboard specification supports the spec quoted by 7dayshop you SHOULD have no problems and if you do it s/be because you have FAULTY memory not INCOMPATIBLE memory and either 7dayshop replace it/refund it or they lose you as a customer forever and get badmouthed.
#4
could any one tell me please how i would check compatability,i do know my computer runs on PC3200.
#5
Go here http://www.crucial.com/
use their free tool to tell you what you need
#6
Hi,

I went onto the Crucial website and checked the Memory Checker drop down lists via manufacturer (Dell), series (Dimension) and model (1100) which showed the Crucial recommended RAM. Checking the specs on this RAM showed it was identical to the specs shown on 7dayshop, so should work fine.

If you don't know model numbers etc, there is a function to allow Crucial to do a scan of your system, though I haven't personally used that before.

Hope this helps.
#7
Is there any point getting more than 1GB for Windows XP?
#8
ssabres - unless you know something we don't, postage still applies to ALL orders at 7dayshop.com
#9
ssabres - I do a lot of photo editing - I think having the maximum RAM for my system will, for the sake of about £14 extra over the price of two 512mb sticks, prevent me from going out and impulsively buying a new system when I'm perfectly happy with the one I've got!!
#10
scrumpypaul
ssabres - unless you know something we don't, postage still applies to ALL orders at 7dayshop.com


Yeah, you are right. Perhaps I was thinking of VAT.

Can anyone answer my question about Windows Xp?

Cheers.
#11
ssabres - the way I understand it, you need a certain amount of RAM to let your operating system, ie XP, run properly. I think some schools of thought say 512mb of RAM allows this for XP. The issue arises when you want to do more things rather than just the simplest of programs or just surfing. This is when extra RAM comes in handy, to allow your PC to cope with several memory-intensive demands at once.
#12
ssabres
Is there any point getting more than 1GB for Windows XP?

It depends what you use your PC for. For light home use 1GB may be enough but I consider 2GB the minimum these days but I multi-task heavily and have been forced to upgrade beyond 2GB. I think modern games also benefit from 2GB or more.
#13
wow, great value.....the more you ram the faster your pc will be and better at coping with multi tasking. I upgraded because I was burning movie files to dvd and it pretty much froze my pc up for 3 hours but now at 2gb of ram I can do lots of tasks at once
#14
For those puzzling/wondering what their current PC has in terms of memory...

There is a nice bit of generally reliable freeware that will show what your current PC has in terms of memory, called CPU-Z from CPUID, direct
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
or if you prefer from a 'household name' site with some provenance
http://www.download.com/CPU-Z/3000-2086_4-10050423.html?tag=lst-1
It's a small standalone Windows application (once you've unzipped/extracted it).

It isn't infallible but will in all probability give you a reliable report of what your 'Memory' is (Memory tab) and also the 'SPD' tab will show for each of your current memory SIMMs/slots what they are rated at.

eg for my PC it shows that I have DDR2 memory and 2048MBs of it - ie generally the cost-effective/sweet spot for Win XP, and even Vista. It shows it's running at DRAM Frequency 332.7MHz and the SPD shows for my Slot#1 and Slot#2 that installed PC2-5300 at either 266 or 333MHz (ie 533 or 667 once doubled in the DDR"2").
#15
when it come to ram i wouldnt mess around with non makes like this, when a firm says non returnable thats also a warning bell, its summit i just wont cut corners on so as the post says your taking a chance.
if your buyin t for xp dont get any more than 2gb as its a waste, if u have vista 4gb would be good.
#16
ive been using no name generic ram forever, never had any problems, currently running 2.5 gig @450 mhz( overclocked ) runs like clockwork , XP runs best with at least 1 gig for gaming id say at least 2 gig , vista is one hungry beast so the more the merrier. Voted hot decent enough price and 1 gig stick is much better than 2x512 imo
banned#17
scousethief
ive been using no name generic ram forever, never had any problems, currently running 2.5 gig @450 mhz( overclocked ) runs like clockwork , XP runs best with at least 1 gig for gaming id say at least 2 gig , vista is one hungry beast so the more the merrier. Voted hot decent enough price and 1 gig stick is much better than 2x512 imo


But if you had 2 512 sticks that were identicle, speed wise, this would double up to dual channel on some motherboards wouldnt it? :thinking:
#18
Adnan786
But if you had 2 512 sticks that were identicle, speed wise, this would double up to dual channel on some motherboards wouldnt it? :thinking:


think the point is it leaves slots open for further expansion but i may be wrong.

i ran that freeware ages ago (i think it lists frequency of half as its 'double'? im not sure it was a while back) but ram is one of those things i am most afraid to touch.

if its compatible for you though it seems a great price
#19
Can only go by my own experiences but dual channel ( on here anyway Asrock 939 dual sata mobo ) benchmarks lower with 2x512 running in dual channel mode than using the 1 gig stick on its own, but to be honest ive been a pc engineer for a while and ive found a lot of identical systems can run slightly differently eg my daughters pc is identical to mine but runs slightly higher in 3dmark06.
#20
Just an extra point...there's no point in getting more than 4GB RAM for 32-bit versions of Windows XP, since Windows can't detect it. 64-bit versions, however, can use more than 4GB. ;)
#21
Thanks, good spot for £20.
#22
Has anybody used this company recently, as the reviews for their customer service are terrible, wouldn't want to have to spend weeks messing around with them to get money back if goods don't appear
#23
I use 7day shop regularly and never had a problem - but then I've never had to return anything :roll:
I have several pc's (1 year old) that use old DDR memory and have been dismayed at the high price compared to the ever dropping DDR2.
I saved on the motherboard but have paid twice that in compatible ram.:oops::oops: lesson learnt there.

However this is a great price IMHO compared to others = hot

A word of warning to owners of DDR2 machines, I 've read recently that DDR3 is soon coming out - at that time DDR2 will start going up in price as it goes out of production?:whistling:
#24
Its a good price. If you want branded kingston valueram is £27 delivered a play.com
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3274805/Kingston-KVR400X64C3A-1G-Valueram-Computer-Memory-1GB-PC3200-DDR-400MHz-184-Pin/Product.html
generally with ddr you have to watch out for the cheap stuff being "high density" but this 7dayshop bargain does not mention it so hopefully ok.
#25
mk-donald
as they are offshore outside the UK & EU you're not going to get very far with any legal claims/threats.


Last time I checked Guernsey was still part of the UK, and the UK was still part of the EU.
#26
hi everyone,

just so you know, i've used 7dayshop many, many times and have never been troubled by their performance as a retailer.

also, this memory has a couple of recent reviews on the7dayshop site - both very favourable.

can't wait to get my new RAM (doesn't that sound really sad?) so my admittedly jurassic pc can at least get it's second wind!
banned#27
brilly
think the point is it leaves slots open for further expansion but i may be wrong.

i ran that freeware ages ago (i think it lists frequency of half as its 'double'? im not sure it was a while back) but ram is one of those things i am most afraid to touch.

if its compatible for you though it seems a great price


Dude, theres nothing to RAM. It may seem overwhelming but honestly. All you need to do is follow a few principles. Find out what RAM your motherboard supports, it will either be DDR, DDR2 or DDR3. Each of these have different amount of pins, so it is not possible to stick a DDR2 ram in a DDR slot as it wont fit. Second thing to do is find out how many slots are available or free in your motherboard and what ram sticks you have at the moment and at wehat speed they are running, as getting anything faster then the speed your already running will not only cost you more money but will also be pointless because the processor will cap the speed at what it picks up to be the slowest running RAM. Anyways i think im going overboard here, but to find out information about ur motherboard and ram as well as other system peripherals attacked to ur computer, in elaborate speeds and details i would reocmmend downloading and running Everest:home edition. Hope this helps :-)
#28
I did the scan over at crucial, and one of the recommended RAM packages I was offered with was:

Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
Package: 184-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR PC3200
Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64


The specs seem to match perfectly with the ones from 7dayshop, but just to be safe, are there any tech-monkeys here who can confirm that the RAM from 7dayshop will work (or atleast, should) with my computer?

Also, my motherboard is an ASUS A8N-VM, if that helps.
#29
looking around comparing prices its got to get a hot vote from me
#30
zxcvbnm;1761657
generally with ddr you have to watch out for the cheap stuff being "high density" but this 7dayshop bargain does not mention it so hopefully ok.

Is there much difference?
#31
Is this worth getting for my asus a8v deluxe board, if i buy 2?

Thanks
#32
This looks like a good deal, cheaper then i can buy in the trade at present. Bear in mind they need to go in pairs generally, if you want the DDR performance on most motherboards! Ordered 2 sticks of 1GB ! nice find.
1 Like #33
ThunderBolt
Is there much difference?


High Density ram? Technically I don't know. But in practice it only works on a few computers and on most it will only show half the memory. If you search on ebay most of the cheapest ddr is high density without pointing out that is much less compatible which is not dishonest but rather sneaky so watch out.

There is nothing to suggest that this deal is high density though so it should be fine.
#34
As far as WindowsXP goes, 1GB is plenty for most things, including games. I've run XP on various configurations from 64MB up to 2GB and the performance boost really starts to level out around 1GB. Even if you're encoding videos and doing other heavy tasks, more memory is not going to benefit you much, if at all in XP. There are exceptions but as a rule of thumb, 1GB for XP is fine 2Gb for Vista is fine.

The memory management in Vista is completely different, it isn't that it is more greedy, It really doesn't use much more than XP, It just uses the memory much more effectively, caching things into memory that might be used rather than XP which only really puts into memory what is being used. To the casual onlooker this makes it appear as if Vista is gobbling up all the memory you can throw at it, while in actual fact, around the same amount of memory is still available for any new tasks, memory can be instantly freed up in Vista thats caching a lot when its required. HTH

As far as generic memory over branded memory goes. Branded memory is more reliable and while many people use memory happily that is not branded, many also have problems. I'd recommend only ever buying memory from an approved list that your motherboard manufacturer offers and if you cannot find this, stick to branded memory that is easy to return if you do have problems.

To sum up, there are three things you should never take a risk with, your chair, the coffee you drink at your PC and the memory :)
#35
Great, been wanting a couple of gig to upgrade my P4. Have seen 2gb on ebay, but mostly from USA...

As far as I'm aware, anything over 3gb is wasted on windows machines. I thnk I'll stick a couple of GB in on top of the 512 that's in there already as my pc can take up to 4gb. Should make a nice different to the speed :)
#36
Been meaning to upgrade mine for some time, this looks like just the sort of bargain i have been waiting for.

One question, for those that know

Crucial suggests the below

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module
CT521307£25.99 ex. VAT
£30.54 inc. VAT*
Module Size: 1GB
Package: 184-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR PC3200
Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64


7 DAYSHOP says

Specifications:
Total Size: 1GB
Type: DDR SDRAM
Form Factor: DIMM 184-pin
Memory Speed: 400Mhz (PC-3200)
CAS Latency: 3
Unbuffered
Non ECC
SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
2.6v (+ or - 0.1V)


My question is are these identical?? It's the the type factor on 7DS " DDR SDRAM" that makes me second guess this? If it helps I'm using a Sony VGC V3S

Thanks for any input :)

Oh for any new users to 7dayshop I've ordered lots of photography related items in the past, and found the service to be excellent
#37
The day before you posted this I had been searching for months for this memory - never any deals on here for it - never less than £30 on Ebuyer so I spend hours searching for best deal and the cheapest I could find was with Micro Direct - total came to £48 inc next day del (£7? due to easter) for 2 x 1gb! I received my new memory then the very next day I see this post!......

There really is no god!

Cruel world! ;o)
#38
So did people get the ram yet, all ship shape?
#39
spobby
So did people get the ram yet, all ship shape?


Mine arrived today (2 sticks), popped it into my machine XP with Asus A7N8x-E-Deluxe mobo. Running great! No problems at all.:-D
#40
bainzy
Last time I checked Guernsey was still part of the UK, and the UK was still part of the EU.


I suggest you check again.

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