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Found 4th May 2007
Hi. im going to buy 1gb of RAM for my computer,these are prices at just over £30 so with google checkout i can get one of them for about £20 from ebuyer.i have a acer t180 dc,here the link to my computer

ebuyer.com/UK/…190

Could someone please tell me if these RAM memory will be compatible with my computer

ebuyer.com/UK/…617
ebuyer.com/UK/…926

Is there any other RAM memory youve uses or would recommend. The ones iv picked out,are they good, what are your personal opinions on them

Thanks in advance,for anyone who helps me

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Do you not need DDR 400 (PC3200) type RAM? You should head over to Crucial and get it to do a system scan to be sure.

MBeeching

Do you not need DDR 400 (PC3200) type RAM? You should head over to … Do you not need DDR 400 (PC3200) type RAM? You should head over to Crucial and get it to do a system scan to be sure.

Agreed - that way you won't end up with useless RAM. This has happened to a few of my colleagues.

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MBeeching

Do you not need DDR 400 (PC3200) type RAM? You should head over to … Do you not need DDR 400 (PC3200) type RAM? You should head over to Crucial and get it to do a system scan to be sure.



whats crucial?

im glad i asked on here before buying

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iv just found a crucial system scan on google,i did the test.here are the results

crucial.com/sys…me=


what type of RAM does it recommend?,dont i have the choice to buy from somewhere else

iv just looked in my computer and i have two 512MB of acer RAM.

Crucial is just a RAM store. It's the one I tend to use and it has a system scan which finds the right RAM for your machine. I think discount code: custompc still works for 4% discount and you can get Quidco as well.

crucial.com/uk/

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it says

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

does that mean if i want to add more RAM,i should do it in pairs.so say i wanted to add an extra 1GB,i should buy 2 X 512MB instead of buying the 1GB.

Is that right,how can i find out if the ones on ebuyer would work mbeecing

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iv just found out,my computer can take

DDR2 PC2-4200
DDR2 PC2-5300
DDR2 PC2-6400
DDR2 PC2-8500
DDR2 PC2-8000

with a maximum of 1GB per slot,the kingston (both links i posted meets the above requirements i think)

whats the difference between the numbers i.e 4200,5300 etc. is it the speeds

jim4571

whats the difference between the numbers i.e 4200,5300 etc. is it the … whats the difference between the numbers i.e 4200,5300 etc. is it the speeds



Yeah, 4200 runs at 533mhz. 5300 runs at 667mhz and so on. Looks like you could gain some serious benefits as the link you originally posted indicates you're using much slower RAM than your motherboard can take.

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MBeeching

Yeah, 4200 runs at 533mhz. 5300 runs at 667mhz and so on. Looks like you … Yeah, 4200 runs at 533mhz. 5300 runs at 667mhz and so on. Looks like you could gain some serious benefits as the link you originally posted indicates you're using much slower RAM than your motherboard can take.



what do you mean,iv decided to go for the kingston 1gb

ebuyer.com/cus…121

so do you think i would defo notice a difference in performance when i use this

is 533mhz a good speed
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