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Is this PC2-5400 the same as mine?

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December 11, 2012 6:08:16 AM

I have an old Dell dimension 9200 with PC2-5400 memory. I was looking for a cheap way to remove the current memory and get four 2gb sticks. I do not intend to do any overclocking with this computer.

Would this server ram work ok in my desktop?
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/152529089242229...

http://www.serversupply.com/products/part_search/pid_lo...

It is so much cheaper than my other options I am skeptical but I do not see why it would not work.

Thanks !!!!

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December 11, 2012 10:33:37 AM

Check your original ram label. It's probably non-ecc. On page 82 of your dell manual, it specifically states that you can't mix ecc with non-ecc ram. Use your original ram label to find some cheap non-ecc ram. I sometimes find dell owners on craigslist selling their old ram. Dell boards are sometimes very ram specific, as their bios' don't have any adjustments for ram speed, timings, voltage, etc.
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December 11, 2012 2:59:00 PM

I don't have the manual but I would be removing the two 1gb sticks currently installed. Would you still be concerned?
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a c 128 } Memory
December 11, 2012 3:07:34 PM

Hard to say whether your dell board will even post with any ecc ram. That ram is designed for server boards, not desktops.
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