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

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January 15, 2003 12:11:29 PM

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!

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January 15, 2003 12:33:45 PM

(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.htm..." target="_new">here</A>

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
January 15, 2003 12:59:02 PM

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?

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January 15, 2003 1:29:38 PM

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>
January 15, 2003 4:15:50 PM

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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