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PNY 800MHz PC6400 2GB DDR2 240pin Desktop Ram, £13.49@ Play
PNY 800MHz PC6400 2GB DDR2 240pin Desktop Ram, £13.49@ Play

PNY 800MHz PC6400 2GB DDR2 240pin Desktop Ram, £13.49@ Play

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* Main Specifications:
* Memory Size: 2GB
* Memory Type: PC6400 DDR2
* Memory Speed: 800MHz
* Form Factor: 240pin for Desktop Computers
* Compatible With:
* DDR2 PC2-4200 (533 MHz Bus Speed)
* DDR2 PC2-5300 (667 MHz Bus Speed)
* DDR2 PC2-6400 (800 MHz Bus Speed)

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Original Poster

Don’t forget Quidco although it’s only 0.5%.

Great for upgrading a Dell or HP etc desktop.

If you prefer a more highly regarded brand they have a Kingston 2GB stick for £14.99.

Good price. Hot

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great price http://www.picturehoster.org/storage/5.jpg

Good deal, have been waiting for it to come back down a little!

Great deal, ordered some.

hot...nice find.

Guys, I'm currently using ]Corsair DDR2 800Mhz PC6400 memory on Windows XP x86

I could do with some extra memory, but...

1. Will I get a benefit on an old version of Windows? Not upgrading until Windows 7 comes out.

2. Is it okay to mix different RAM types?

Thanks

blizeH;4681273

Guys, I'm currently using ]Corsair DDR2 800Mhz PC6400 memory on Windows … Guys, I'm currently using ]Corsair DDR2 800Mhz PC6400 memory on Windows XP x86I could do with some extra memory, but...1. Will I get a benefit on an old version of Windows? Not upgrading until Windows 7 comes out.2. Is it okay to mix different RAM types?Thanks



1.Because you are using the 32bit version of XP. Windows will only see 3GB or 3.5GB of the ram if you upgraded to 4GB. The only way to get ground this is install a 64bit version of Windows.

2.Its ok to mix different RAM types but sometimes depending on the brand you may run into a few blue screen or random reboots. I have Cricual and Kingston RAM in one of my computers and at different speeds too and they have been working great since a installed them a few months back.

Good price, thanks!

Not voting cold but if you search for this deal you'll see it creeping up in price over the last few months

Paid for this 2 of these at 15.99 last week and it blue screened and crash my computer had to return as my comp wud not start up with it installed , still waiting on ****** play.com returns to send out another

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Misterel;4681694

Not voting cold but if you search for this deal you'll see it creeping up … Not voting cold but if you search for this deal you'll see it creeping up in price over the last few months


RAM is so cheap right now mainly due to over supply that the memory makers are really struggling with one major player declaring insolvency and others merging.
Enjoy these low prices as they are unprecedented so don’t be surprised if they creep up a lot more over time. It was only 2 or 3 years ago when 2GB of basic DDR2 667MHz cost over £100 and for a long time you needed to pay that sort of money for a decent amount of branded RAM running at basic speeds.

“Old fogey corner” - I remember my sister paying £160 for a 4MB upgrade in about 1990 which comes in at about £40,000 per GB.

wasnt it IBM who said the average user will never need more than 640K memory?

just ordered two, hope they dont run out of stock, will try is with W7 see what happens. good find tho!

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darrenwooly;4682041

wasnt it IBM who said the average user will never need more than 640K … wasnt it IBM who said the average user will never need more than 640K memory?


I think that was Bill Gates which is ironic considering how much RAM Vista guzzles. :-D

does anyone know whether or not this will work in an Imac 24"?

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darrenwooly;4682211

does anyone know whether or not this will work in an Imac 24"?


No, as I think they use mobile RAM otherwise known as SODIMMS. Double check this but Play have some deals on SODIMS also - play.com/PC/…tml

blizeH;4681273

Guys, I'm currently using ]Corsair DDR2 800Mhz PC6400 memory on Windows … Guys, I'm currently using ]Corsair DDR2 800Mhz PC6400 memory on Windows XP x86I could do with some extra memory, but...1. Will I get a benefit on an old version of Windows? Not upgrading until Windows 7 comes out.2. Is it okay to mix different RAM types?Thanks



I'd stick with the XMS2, if I were you.. I'm not a big fan of mixing quality & not-so-quality RAM

I'd built mine and the missus' PCs a while back. Hers with 4 x 1GB of PC2-6400 XMS2, mine with 2 x 1GB of the same.

Just got 2 x 2GB (hotukdeals.com/ite…-p/) and am upgrading her to 2 x 2GB & 2 x 1GB and me to 4 x 1GB..

£35 for 4GB of decent RAM... Can't go wrong..

Was just about to order some from Ebuyer! Thanks for this. Excellent find (if you need this type of RAM anyway!)

Agharta;4682087

I think that was Bill Gates which is ironic considering how much RAM … I think that was Bill Gates which is ironic considering how much RAM Vista guzzles. :-D



The Bill Gates quote is a myth, he has been interviewed and asked the question plenty of times.

Vista doesn't 'guzzle' RAM, it uses it as intended. Free RAM is wasted hardware.

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OFI;4682641

Vista doesn't 'guzzle' RAM, it uses it as intended.


I half agree with that but MS are supposedly making Windows 7 leaner in memory terms so I think that suggests it has room for improvement.

Thanks - Gone for this.

Hoping I'll see a noticeable improvement from the 512mb thats currently in my PC.

how would i find out whether my dell desktop would align with this memory, and also whether it has any room to add anymore?


many thanks

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jbarnsie;4686114

how would i find out whether my dell desktop would align with this … how would i find out whether my dell desktop would align with this memory, and also whether it has any room to add anymore? many thanks


Try the Crucial Memory Scanner - crucial.com/uk/…spx

thanks results are here :


crucial.com/uk/…6C3

hope that makes sense to somebody!


thanks again

Original Poster

jbarnsie;4686705

thanks results are here … thanks results are here :http://www.crucial.com/uk/systemscanner/viewscanbyid.aspx?id=AB4C44EB31D926C3hope that makes sense to somebody! thanks again


I read that and the spec sheet for you Dell PC as well as the spec sheet for the Intel G965 chipset that your system uses and it says that you can have a maximum of 4GB of DDR2 at a low speed of 533MHz which suggests to me that you may be limited to running 4x 1GB chips which means that these 2GB sticks won’t work even if you remove your current RAM.

My feeling is that your best bet is to add two 1GB DDR2 667 or 800 MHz sticks to your system and hopefully the BIOS will determine the maximum speed that it supports in this configuration which should be either 533 or 667 MHz.
If you aren’t hurting for RAM I wouldn’t bother upgrading at all as according to the Crucial advisor you currently have 2GB of DDR2 667 and if you add another 2x1GB the chipset will seemingly drop the speed down to 533 MHz. This means that if you don’t actually require more than your current 2GB if you upgrade you will be paying to reduce the speed of your current RAM from 667 to 533 MHz which will have a slightly negative impact on performance. If you need more than 2GB then go for it as the lower speed is insignificant compared to the affect of running out of RAM.

It’s hard to be 100% accurate as it depends on the individual implementation by Dell and manufacturers often change things across BIOS releases without updating the documentation. I suggest updating to the latest BIOS before upgrading anyway and DEFINTELY avoid this RAM.

Links:
Intel - intel.com/Ass…pdf
Dell - dell.com/con…dfh

what does upgrading ur bias do?

suppose not in massive need of the memory as pc is working fine e.t.c


thanks for all your help

Original Poster

jbarnsie;4687967

what does upgrading ur bias do?


It’s called a BIOS and upgrading it may improve the stability of a PC and/or occasionally add extra features such as better support for certain memory types or newer CPU models.
If your system is stable and your happy with it and your not particularly technical I wouldn’t recommend looking to see if it has a new BIOS version available.

Original Poster

It's still avaiable but at £14.49.

delivery is abit slow still not got mine yet!!
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