Soltek 75DRV-4 - Memory upgrade, Wich RAM wokrs?

Hi!

I have Soltek 75DRV-4 and I have finally understood that 256 Mb PC2100/DDR266 just isn’t enough. Today I use Samsung memory and it works great. Now to the question.

What kind of memory can I use with this motherboard?
Do I have to buy "Original"-memory?
Or can I just buy any 512 MB PC2100 memory?
What is the difference between "Original"-memory and "Standard"-memory?

Thanks in advance guys, you rock!

EPoX 8KHA+
Athlon XP 1800+
ATI Radeon 8500 Retail
IBM 120GXP
SB Live! Player 5.1
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  1. (I'm guessing here) Original = Name Brand (Samsung/Crucial/Kingston/Mushkin/Corsair etc.), Standard = "Broker Grade" - mostly inferior sticks (due to less stringent QA, etc.) sold in bulk on the open market,

    Check out the explanation of 3 different grades <A HREF="http://www.icentral.com/html/1stchoicememory/page12.html" target="_new">here</A>

    <i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
  2. Thanks man!
    (Didn't know what forum to post in...)
    Nice link too :)

    But what's with the "Not recomended for windows XP" thing?
    Is it just sales talk.
    Gues they really want to sell their most expensive RAM or what?

    EPoX 8KHA+
    Athlon XP 1800+
    ATI Radeon 8500 Retail
    IBM 120GXP
    SB Live! Player 5.1
  3. The rule of thumb (IMHO) is to never skimp on RAM. The few bucks you'll save will bite you in the a$$ by chewing up your valuable (pun intended) time trying to figure out your various blue screens/instability etc.

    <i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
  4. buy from NAME Brands only. If you buy generic and only works 50% of the time, its still works and you won't get a refund.
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