Ram help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vanquished, May 30, 2006.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey Guys,
    I am thinking of adding more ram to my pc to make it 3 gigs.
    Here, I have found ram that i don't think is the correct ram for my computer.
    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/King...08887/catOid/-12994/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
    I thought i had ddr sdram but i dont think my computer has that the two splits only one. Is the picture wrong?
    Here is one at bestbuy that is almost identical in the model # but has no R at the end:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...t&productCategoryId=cat01169&id=1093470155472
    I'm so confused, thanks alot,
    Jack
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Both types are 184-Pin PC3200 RAM - what type of motherboard do you have?
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Asus A8n-e
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, that RAM will work then.
     
  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Really?
    Even though it has the second split, it shouldnt matter?
    I suppose that makes sense, i guess it only matters it your mobo dont have that 2nd split and you buy mem with it.
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    The first pic is actually SDRAM not DDR. Sometimes places don't use the exact pic of a product. Since most RAM looks the same they reuse pics. They just used the wrong pic here.
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    What does that mean?
    That means that the ram is the right ram with the wrong pic right?
    Does that mean that the two rams are the same?
    I hope so otherwise i dont think bestbuy will pricematch :(
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, more than likely a stock photo.

    If you end up going to the store, just be sure to get PC3200, 184-pin DDR Memory, and you will be fine.
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Do you think that bestbuy will let me pricematch?
    I mean, there is that pesky R at the end :(
     
  10. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Different models are different models, they probably won't price match it.
     
  11. Vanquished

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    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    They did it,
    They price matched it :)
     
  13. LeeJend

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    So what did you end up paying? $59 or $32.

    Cause if you got it for $32, I'm on my way to BB for a pair.
     
  14. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    32 :)

    But you have to make a case for a pricematch, if you have the circuit city circular then you can get it :)
    Or if you want to just go to Circuit city er...
    Whatever but at bestbuy it was 80 dollar ram for 30 bucks :)_
     
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    I'll just hit circuit city. I always get the rebates back.
     
  16. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    kk
    Be sure that the ram is right, the link is earlier in the thread