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Anonymous
a b } Memory
September 9, 2005 6:28:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

OK, assuming I ascertain that the memory module I added to my Dell Dim 2400
is bad, I am about ready to bite the bullet and spend a little more $$$ and
go with crucial.com.

But their memory advisor lists TWO possible modules for my system (I just
want to add 256 MB). They are both the same price and their site indicates
either one will be fine. So any opinions one way or the other (which to
order)?:

I tried to paste it below. I think you can see what they are.



DDR PC3200 . CL=3 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC . DDR400 . 2.6V . 32Meg x 64
What does this mean? US $40.27
256MB CT323843 DDR PC2700 . CL=2.5 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC .
DDR333 . 2.5V . 32Meg x 64
What does this mean?


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Anonymous
a b } Memory
September 9, 2005 1:42:27 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

The first one is faster than the second one, but your 2400 will not take
advantage of it. Buy whichever one is cheaper.


"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
news:YX9Ue.28762$ih4.22574@fe02.lga...
> OK, assuming I ascertain that the memory module I added to my Dell Dim
> 2400 is bad, I am about ready to bite the bullet and spend a little more
> $$$ and go with crucial.com.
>
> But their memory advisor lists TWO possible modules for my system (I just
> want to add 256 MB). They are both the same price and their site indicates
> either one will be fine. So any opinions one way or the other (which to
> order)?:
>
> I tried to paste it below. I think you can see what they are.
>
>
>
> DDR PC3200 . CL=3 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC . DDR400 . 2.6V . 32Meg x 64
> What does this mean? US $40.27
> 256MB CT323843 DDR PC2700 . CL=2.5 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC .
> DDR333 . 2.5V . 32Meg x 64
> What does this mean?
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
September 9, 2005 2:30:36 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

same price

Mel
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:7OcUe.15411$4i6.4541@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> The first one is faster than the second one, but your 2400 will not take
> advantage of it. Buy whichever one is cheaper.
>
>
> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:YX9Ue.28762$ih4.22574@fe02.lga...
>> OK, assuming I ascertain that the memory module I added to my Dell Dim
>> 2400 is bad, I am about ready to bite the bullet and spend a little more
>> $$$ and go with crucial.com.
>>
>> But their memory advisor lists TWO possible modules for my system (I just
>> want to add 256 MB). They are both the same price and their site
>> indicates either one will be fine. So any opinions one way or the other
>> (which to order)?:
>>
>> I tried to paste it below. I think you can see what they are.
>>
>>
>>
>> DDR PC3200 . CL=3 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC . DDR400 . 2.6V . 32Meg x
>> 64
>> What does this mean? US $40.27
>> 256MB CT323843 DDR PC2700 . CL=2.5 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC .
>> DDR333 . 2.5V . 32Meg x 64
>> What does this mean?
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b } Memory
September 9, 2005 9:12:36 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

they both work. the pc3200 would potentially work in newer machines as well
as in your dimension 2400. so, in theory, you might find a new life for
this chip in a newer machine in the even that you dispose of the dimension
2400... however it really isn't practical. both work in your machine, and
both work at the same speed in your machine. it is a toss up as far as
which you choose. if you have circiutcity stores near you then you may want
to consider getting kingston memory from them which happens to be on sale
this week. they have a 256mb pc2100/pc2700 module for $20 after rebates and
a 512mb module for 32mb after rebate. but follow the advice previously
given... test the questionable chip that you have in the other slot to see
if the problem reported by memtest follow the chip rather than the
socket.... if you have a bad socket then you can't really fix it... or it
could just be that you didn't fully insert the new memory in the socket in
the first place and that has lead to this flakey behavior...

"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
news:k0hUe.32605$1g2.4482@fe05.lga...
> same price
>
> Mel
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:7OcUe.15411$4i6.4541@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> The first one is faster than the second one, but your 2400 will not take
>> advantage of it. Buy whichever one is cheaper.
>>
>>
>> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
>> news:YX9Ue.28762$ih4.22574@fe02.lga...
>>> OK, assuming I ascertain that the memory module I added to my Dell Dim
>>> 2400 is bad, I am about ready to bite the bullet and spend a little more
>>> $$$ and go with crucial.com.
>>>
>>> But their memory advisor lists TWO possible modules for my system (I
>>> just want to add 256 MB). They are both the same price and their site
>>> indicates either one will be fine. So any opinions one way or the other
>>> (which to order)?:
>>>
>>> I tried to paste it below. I think you can see what they are.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> DDR PC3200 . CL=3 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC . DDR400 . 2.6V . 32Meg x
>>> 64
>>> What does this mean? US $40.27
>>> 256MB CT323843 DDR PC2700 . CL=2.5 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC .
>>> DDR333 . 2.5V . 32Meg x 64
>>> What does this mean?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
September 10, 2005 1:26:53 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Chris:

OK --- this was what I did get, the Kingston one. but it was a PC 3200, so
should have worked. I got it at Best Buy for $25. They wouldn't match
Circuit City's price because it did involve a mail-in rebate.

I think I put the chip in pretty good.

Anyway, I returned the chip for a refund. So far, no blue screen.

Chris --- are you pretty sure that Kingston chip would work in my system??
Maybe I'll try again and go to Circuit City (25 mile drive; no big deal).

Mel


"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:8ojUe.18$FT6.2@trndny02...
> they both work. the pc3200 would potentially work in newer machines as
> well as in your dimension 2400. so, in theory, you might find a new life
> for this chip in a newer machine in the even that you dispose of the
> dimension 2400... however it really isn't practical. both work in your
> machine, and both work at the same speed in your machine. it is a toss up
> as far as which you choose. if you have circiutcity stores near you then
> you may want to consider getting kingston memory from them which happens
> to be on sale this week. they have a 256mb pc2100/pc2700 module for $20
> after rebates and a 512mb module for 32mb after rebate. but follow the
> advice previously given... test the questionable chip that you have in
> the other slot to see if the problem reported by memtest follow the chip
> rather than the socket.... if you have a bad socket then you can't really
> fix it... or it could just be that you didn't fully insert the new memory
> in the socket in the first place and that has lead to this flakey
> behavior...
>
> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:k0hUe.32605$1g2.4482@fe05.lga...
>> same price
>>
>> Mel
>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>> news:7OcUe.15411$4i6.4541@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>> The first one is faster than the second one, but your 2400 will not take
>>> advantage of it. Buy whichever one is cheaper.
>>>
>>>
>>> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
>>> news:YX9Ue.28762$ih4.22574@fe02.lga...
>>>> OK, assuming I ascertain that the memory module I added to my Dell Dim
>>>> 2400 is bad, I am about ready to bite the bullet and spend a little
>>>> more $$$ and go with crucial.com.
>>>>
>>>> But their memory advisor lists TWO possible modules for my system (I
>>>> just want to add 256 MB). They are both the same price and their site
>>>> indicates either one will be fine. So any opinions one way or the other
>>>> (which to order)?:
>>>>
>>>> I tried to paste it below. I think you can see what they are.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> DDR PC3200 . CL=3 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC . DDR400 . 2.6V . 32Meg x
>>>> 64
>>>> What does this mean? US $40.27
>>>> 256MB CT323843 DDR PC2700 . CL=2.5 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC
>>>> . DDR333 . 2.5V . 32Meg x 64
>>>> What does this mean?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
September 13, 2005 8:26:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

i had a 512mb kingston 'value ram' pc3200 purchase at circuiticty the other
day that i could have tested in a 2400 but it is now gone. it should work
but you never know... products in the 'value ram' line can vary in chip
manufactures and density and in other ways so it could be problematic.
this is how crucial sums it up...

"PC2100 (DDR266) memory, PC2700 (DDR333) memory, and PC3200 (DDR400) memory
are all types of Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM. The varying numbers refer to
the different speeds of memory your computer was designed for.

Let's take a look at PC2100 (DDR266) to break it down simply.

PC2100 refers to the bandwidth of the memory. A PC2100 module has the
bandwidth of 2.1GB/sec therefore it is referred to as PC2100.

DDR266 refers to the effective front-side bus speed of your system. While
your DDR system or motherboard may operate a 133MHz front-side bus, its
effective front-side bus speed is 266MHz because DDR effectively doubles the
amount of data transferred per cycle that a non-DDR system would.

The same holds true for PC2700 (DDR333) which has a bandwidth of 2.7GB/sec
and is designed for use in systems and motherboards which require a 166MHz
front-side bus, with an effective front-side bus speed of 333MHz.

PC3200 DDR (DDR400) has a bandwidth of 3.2GB/sec and is designed for use in
systems and motherboards which require a 200MHz front-side bus with an
effective front-side bus speed of 400MHz.

Though DDR memory was designed to be backward compatible (meaning you can
use PC3200 DDR in a computer designed to use PC2100 DDR or vice-versa), we
always recommend that you use the Crucial Memory Selector to find exactly
the right memory for your computer. "

"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
news:BDqUe.28932$ih4.20787@fe02.lga...
> Chris:
>
> OK --- this was what I did get, the Kingston one. but it was a PC 3200, so
> should have worked. I got it at Best Buy for $25. They wouldn't match
> Circuit City's price because it did involve a mail-in rebate.
>
> I think I put the chip in pretty good.
>
> Anyway, I returned the chip for a refund. So far, no blue screen.
>
> Chris --- are you pretty sure that Kingston chip would work in my system??
> Maybe I'll try again and go to Circuit City (25 mile drive; no big deal).
>
> Mel
>
>
> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:8ojUe.18$FT6.2@trndny02...
>> they both work. the pc3200 would potentially work in newer machines as
>> well as in your dimension 2400. so, in theory, you might find a new life
>> for this chip in a newer machine in the even that you dispose of the
>> dimension 2400... however it really isn't practical. both work in your
>> machine, and both work at the same speed in your machine. it is a toss
>> up as far as which you choose. if you have circiutcity stores near you
>> then you may want to consider getting kingston memory from them which
>> happens to be on sale this week. they have a 256mb pc2100/pc2700 module
>> for $20 after rebates and a 512mb module for 32mb after rebate. but
>> follow the advice previously given... test the questionable chip that
>> you have in the other slot to see if the problem reported by memtest
>> follow the chip rather than the socket.... if you have a bad socket then
>> you can't really fix it... or it could just be that you didn't fully
>> insert the new memory in the socket in the first place and that has lead
>> to this flakey behavior...
>>
>> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
>> news:k0hUe.32605$1g2.4482@fe05.lga...
>>> same price
>>>
>>> Mel
>>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>>> news:7OcUe.15411$4i6.4541@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>> The first one is faster than the second one, but your 2400 will not
>>>> take advantage of it. Buy whichever one is cheaper.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:YX9Ue.28762$ih4.22574@fe02.lga...
>>>>> OK, assuming I ascertain that the memory module I added to my Dell Dim
>>>>> 2400 is bad, I am about ready to bite the bullet and spend a little
>>>>> more $$$ and go with crucial.com.
>>>>>
>>>>> But their memory advisor lists TWO possible modules for my system (I
>>>>> just want to add 256 MB). They are both the same price and their site
>>>>> indicates either one will be fine. So any opinions one way or the
>>>>> other (which to order)?:
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried to paste it below. I think you can see what they are.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> DDR PC3200 . CL=3 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC . DDR400 . 2.6V . 32Meg
>>>>> x 64
>>>>> What does this mean? US $40.27
>>>>> 256MB CT323843 DDR PC2700 . CL=2.5 . UNBUFFERED . NON-ECC
>>>>> . DDR333 . 2.5V . 32Meg x 64
>>>>> What does this mean?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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