PNY 2GB DDR2 PC6400 - £17.99 delivered from Play! (either 1x2GB or 2x1GB)
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PNY 2GB DDR2 PC6400 - £17.99 delivered from Play! (either 1x2GB or 2x1GB)

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Found 3rd Oct 2008Made hot 5th Oct 2008
Very well respected brand who have been in the memory market for many years. I have used a few PNY sticks in various PCs and never had a problem.

* Main Specifications:
* Memory Type: PC6400 DDR2
* Memory Speed: 800MHz
* Form Factor: 240pin for Desktop Computers

34 Comments

Original Poster

A few tips for the slightly less-computer literate people out there:

This will be compatible with 99% of Motherboards currently utilising or rated for DDR2 PC5300 or DDR2 PC4200 - it will just "downclock" itself to those lower speeds.
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Download CPU-Z
(tiny download of a few KB and no installation required) to determine what kind of RAM and how much your PC currently has.

2GB is plenty of RAM for all but the most demanding tasks these days so if you're on 512MB or 1GB and your PC is getting a bit slow this is a very cheap and effective upgrade :thumbsup: I'd recommend just replacing what you have with these new sticks for best performance (dual-channel).

This is desktop memory and not suitable for Laptops. Play do have lots of PNY SoDIMMs suitable for laptops at similar prices.

Any previous purchasers got any idea of the CAS latency on these sticks? Cheers

also available with same specifications as a 200 pin SODIMM for Laptops at the same price; ordered mine on Wednesday.

PoisonJam;3109818

]Single 2GB DDR2 PC6400 stick @ £17.99 or combine 2 for 4GB @ £35.98![B]



Ah, now that's what I was looking for. Nice!

Whats the difference between the deal and this one play.com/PC/…nre

What REAL noticeable difference is there between 667mhz and 800mhz ram?????

Good deal this, 8gb of server goodness here I come :thumbsup:

hello55060;3126673

Whats the difference between the deal and this one … Whats the difference between the deal and this one http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/704/911/-/5748690/PNY-PC6400-2GB-800MHz-DDR2-200pin-SoDIMM-Laptop-Memory/Product.html?searchtype=genre



your link is for laptops, and this is for desktops

hello55060;3126673

Whats the difference between the deal and this one … Whats the difference between the deal and this one http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/704/911/-/5748690/PNY-PC6400-2GB-800MHz-DDR2-200pin-SoDIMM-Laptop-Memory/Product.html?searchtype=genre



That's for laptops, not desktop computers.

johncas;3126722

Good deal this, 8gb of server goodness here I come :thumbsup:



PNY is not the best of ram i have loads of network and friends pc's go down with ram issues even one of my own and its usually PNY ram its just not very good. This is a very good price eventhough and it should have a good warranty. The reason i quoted you is if you are going to put this in your server if its a mission crytical or important data you have on your server i would go else where as this is not for you i wouldnt put this anywhere near my domain controller. If its for some small home unit that is not important take your chances its all about how important your data is.

galgor;3127040

That's for laptops, not desktop computers.



Ah ok thanks.

hello55060;3126673

Whats the difference between the deal and this one … Whats the difference between the deal and this one http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/704/911/-/5748690/PNY-PC6400-2GB-800MHz-DDR2-200pin-SoDIMM-Laptop-Memory/Product.html?searchtype=genre



The memory you linked to is laptop memory whereas this is desktop memory. The sticks are different sizes and incompatible. The two sets of memory are pretty much identical except for that.

Laptop memory is about 6.5 cm, or 2.5 inches long. Desktop memory is around 5 inches long, which means the connecting pins are also in different places.

Pretty good summary here

:thumbsup:

ive caved and bought the son 4x1Gb in the 2gig packs over the 2gb sticks as the 1gb sticks have heat spreaders and are of a better quality i cant belive no one caught this so the 1x2Gb sticks have no heat spreader but the 2x1Gb sticks have heat spreaders so will be better for overclocking and are much more expensive

thanks, ordered, heat added

Original Poster

polly69;3127233

ive caved and bought the son 4x1Gb in the 2gig packs over the 2gb sticks … ive caved and bought the son 4x1Gb in the 2gig packs over the 2gb sticks as the 1gb sticks have heat spreaders and are of a better quality i cant belive no one caught this so the 1x2Gb sticks have no heat spreader but the 2x1Gb sticks have heat spreaders so will be better for overclocking and are much more expensive



Did you read the user feedback/reviews? Says it doesn't come with heatspreaders and it's just in the pic.

Actually, heatsrpeeaders at this level are pretty much a gimmic used to make the RAM more visually appealing, and hopefully sell more units. RAM doesn't tend to get too hot on its own and heat is never really the limitation when overclocking RAM but rather the quality of the actual chips themslves. Having a matched pair of equallly good RAM is more important so 2x2GB sticks actually reduces the chances of a stick dragging the others down over 4x1GB. Also, the resale value of 2GB sticks will be a lot higher down the line - see how much 1GB DDR sticks still fetch, especailly around a year ago.

Original Poster

mikeyp;3127104

RAC members can get a further 5% off. Brings it down to … RAC members can get a further 5% off. Brings it down to £17.09http://www.racmemberoffers.co.uk/index.php?id=32



I thought you'd got the wrong thread there! I was like "what does the RAC have to do with Play?!"

Thanks for making me aware of that, I didn't know and I'm an RAC member and regular Play user!

This was the slowest deal to go hot I've posted and I thought it was one of the best :? Now it'll be on the home page but very far back.

Can I use PC6400 on a PC3200 mainboard but it will run slower. May upgrade soon but not yet and dont want to buy twice...

PoisonJam;3127485

I thought you'd got the wrong thread there! I was like "what does the RAC … I thought you'd got the wrong thread there! I was like "what does the RAC have to do with Play?!" :pThanks for making me aware of that, I didn't know and I'm an RAC member and regular Play user!This was the slowest deal to go hot I've posted and I thought it was one of the best :? Now it'll be on the home page but very far back.



Once it goes hot it goes to the top of the hot list on the main page. I know because I gave it heat when it was on 54 degrees.

Babbler;3127776

Can I use PC6400 on a PC3200 mainboard but it will run slower. May … Can I use PC6400 on a PC3200 mainboard but it will run slower. May upgrade soon but not yet and dont want to buy twice...



No PC3200 mobo needs ddr1 RAM. Play have this going pretty cheap too though.

Original Poster

mikeyp;3128081

Once it goes hot it goes to the top of the hot list on the main page. I … Once it goes hot it goes to the top of the hot list on the main page. I know because I gave it heat when it was on 54 degrees.



So it does

I thought it was done by date posted rather than date it reached the temp threshold (60 deg?)

What's the difference between DDR and DDR2 memory?

DDR has different pin arrangments so it wont physically fit into a DDR2 slot. DDR2 slot is also faster.

Just ordered 2Gb, H&R added

Banned

Thanks for this post, can someone please tell me if I can use this ram on my pc after taking a look at my results from the cpuz software suggested...thank you

merifiles.com/upl…png

i got 2x1gb pc5300 in my dell vostro, cant afford to replace with 4gb, could i replace one dell stick with this 2gb, so i get 3gb? plus i heard vista will only use 3gb max anyway??

Jeewan;3130241

Thanks for this post, can someone please tell me if I can use this ram on … Thanks for this post, can someone please tell me if I can use this ram on my pc after taking a look at my results from the cpuz software suggested...thank youhttp://www.merifiles.com/uploads/06-10-2008_13-52-51.png



No picture at the end of this link.. so I don't think anyone can help you?

Original Poster

welsh_andy;3153736

i got 2x1gb pc5300 in my dell vostro, cant afford to replace with 4gb, … i got 2x1gb pc5300 in my dell vostro, cant afford to replace with 4gb, could i replace one dell stick with this 2gb, so i get 3gb? plus i heard vista will only use 3gb max anyway??



Does your Dell only have 2 DIMM slots?

Yes, you could do as you say and swap one out for the other. Nothing wrong with mixing RAM.

PoisonJam;3154165

Does your Dell only have 2 DIMM slots?Yes, you could do as you say and … Does your Dell only have 2 DIMM slots?Yes, you could do as you say and swap one out for the other. Nothing wrong with mixing RAM.



yeah it has 2 both occupied with 1gb sticks, great if can add a 2gb and make 3gb

out of stock of 2gb:x

but have pc5300 at same price here play.com/PC/…tml

Banned

ok, bought it, lets see how long it takes play to restock...

i bought the pc5300 same price, no difference to me as my ram is pc5300. but 72p quidco too:thumbsup:

welsh_andy;3155042

yeah it has 2 both occupied with 1gb sticks, great if can add a 2gb and … yeah it has 2 both occupied with 1gb sticks, great if can add a 2gb and make 3gb



Id be interested to know which Dell Vostro you have?

As I have a Vostro slim, which I thought was the smallest. And even that has 4 sockets. If you have looked at the online manual it shows 2 banks but each of these has two sockets. I bought 2 x 1GB crucual sticks, for £21 after Quidco.

Wasnt sure if it would be better to buy 2 x 512mb or 2x 1GB seeing as I already had 2GB in there, and 32 bit vista only supposedly recognises 3GB.

At least this option gives me better performance if I choose to run 64 bit later on.
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