adding more Rdram?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Octopus, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    I don't know wether my current ram is good or not here is the information.I need more ram but don't know what to do!I have 256 and I am about to upgrade it to 512...what do you think?

    Memory Module Properties
    Module Name Samsung MR16R 0824BN1-CK8
    Serial Number 260840758
    Module Size 64 MB (4 devices, 32 banks)
    Module Type RIMM Module
    Memory Type RDRAM
    Memory Speed PC800 (400 MHz)
    Module Width 16 bit
    Module Voltage 2.5 V

    Memory Module Features
    HeatSpreader Present
    Thermal Sensor Not Present

    Memory Module Manufacturer
    Company Name Samsung
     
  2. FoSsiL

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    if you have 256mb right now, then you will need 2 stick of 128mb to upgrade to 512. remember rambus ram only works in pairs, you cant just buy 1 stick of 256 to upgrade to 512, it dont work that way.

    if you are a hardcore game 512mb should be enough, you dont need more than that.
     
  3. Octopus

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    so you're suggesting that I keep 2 sticks of 64MB and buy two 128MB sticks which gives 512.how about taking out two 64mb and then adding 512? so it will be 64+64+512=640
    thanks in advance
     
  4. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    if you have enough slot, just keep the 2x 64mb and then just add 2x 256mb. If you thinking of upgrading to faster ram, like PC1066 then u cant use the 2x 64mb which is pc800.
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i got 2X 256 PC800 RIMMS for sale, make me a decent offer on them by PM if ur in the UK :cool:
     
  6. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    I am not in the uk.
    I will buy one stick 512 and drop the 4 sticks in the garbage.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What about this>

     
  8. LeeJend

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    Isn't RDRAM same as rambus?

    Cause if it is I have just one stick of 128 meg in my computer at work and its been working that way for 3 years...
     
  9. FoSsiL

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    maybe u have been confused with SDRAM or DDR, but RDRAM only work in pairs. Maybe u should check ur ram slot again.
     
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    afaik, rdram hasn't been around for 3 years.
     
  11. Octopus

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    I don't get it...are you saying one stick of 512 rdram won't work?
    my motherboard doesn't support DDR
     
  12. Taurus

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    lol... i think hipster and fossil are both trying to tell you... rdram sticks only work in pairs! so you'd need to get 2x256mb if you wanted 512mb more.
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    We can only try. :D

    Get your motherboard manual out & have a read of the memory section. That will tell you what you need to know.
     
  14. LeeJend

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    It's an IBM brand P3-633 based PC. Says rambus on the case and has one stick of ram labeled rambus in one slot and a blank terminator stick in the second slot and its close to 3 years old maybe 2.5 ...
     
  15. Gary Pandher

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    hmm...this is..different..i thought they only worked in pairs....r you sure its RD ram?..p3's dont use RD ram do they?..only' P4's..
     
  16. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    some P3's used RDRAM and they did not always have to be installed in pairs

    New 232-pin 32-bit RAMBUS does not require pairs
     
  17. FoSsiL

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    maybe because the p3 dont u utilizes the full bus speed of the rambus and that the ram probably act if it was pc-133. dunno, sure you have RDRAM or maybe you got rip off form one of those hindo shops.
     
  18. Gary Pandher

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    j79zlr like u said these are the new 232 pin chips that dont require pairs...his is 3 yrs old isn't it?.. anddd i dont think RD ram would even fit in the slots for sd ram
     
  19. LeeJend

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    Ok, I raised enough questions, I'll crawl under my desk at work tomorrow and get the details on the MB and Ram stick. It is rambus though.
     
  20. scriptasylum

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    Wait a sec... I thought I read somewhere RAMBUS had to be installed in pairs or you could use one stick of mem and use a "blank" RIMM to make a pair? The blank has no mem value, it's just there to fill the other slot when using one stick. It's easier to visualize this if you look at a pair of RDRAM slots as a series circuit I guess.