Want Ram!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Henyman, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    well the title pretty much says it all :D i want it for my Toshiba satalite
    A30-141, it needs 200-pin SODIMM DDR PC2700, currenly it aparently has in it acording to aida32 2X256 sticks, and it only has 2 slots. this means it's gona be expensive :( i want to have 1024Mb in total minimum, what i would like to do is buy 1X1024 stick and replace one 256 stick to have 1280Mb in total, that way i can give my graphics card 128Mb + still have over 1 gig for the system. but the 1 gig sticks are sooooooooooo expensive!!!! they cost about £300, which is a 1/3 the price of the entire laptop :eek: so i think i'm gona get 2 x 512, but which make shall i get + whats cheap? i have looked on ebuyer etc and lowest price i found was £180 for 2 X kingston ValueRAM 512MB 200Pin SODIMM PC2700 DDR Non-Parity CL2.5 on dabs.com anyone find any cheaper decent ram? specilly the 1024 sticks :/
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Tried crucial?
     
  3. Henyman

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  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Total Due Crucial: £164.48 from crucial.co.uk, so quite a good price for 2X512 :D
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Also, make sure your laptop can support that much ram.
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    it's only 2 months old + can suport upto 2gig ;)
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    ok, hehe.

    Its better to be safe then sorry. You didnt mention how much it could take, just thought Id mention it.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Aaah, the advantages of desktop ownership. You can just buy 4x512 rather than 2 lots of 1024 :D

    I think you should just go with the 2x512 from Crucial, giving shared graphics any more memory than 64mb will probably be pointless anyway.
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    true it is a pain having 2 slots, specially when it's got 2X256 rather than 1x512 :p


    think i will order the ram 2morrow after i get paid :D
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    ok i got itchy fingers and ordered it :p
    Qty: 2 CT351140
    Part number: CT6464X335
    Price: £69.99 (EX. VAT)
    Description: 512MB, 200-pin SODIMM for a Toshiba Satellite A30 Series System
    Line total: £139.98 (EX. VAT)
    Line item subtotal: £139.98 (EX. VAT)
    Freight charges: Free Shipping - £0
    Approximate VAT tax: £24.50
    Total due Crucial: £164.48
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    reminds me I should probably invest in more ram for my desktop machine
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yeah, you need at least 3.5GB these days, to go with a 786mb GFX card. Ahem.

    ( Sorreh, I am quite bored :/ )
     
  13. falconguard

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    howzabout rocket drives?
     
  14. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    We expect to deliver your item before 12:00 on 26/04/04

    Your item with reference SG************GB is currently progressing through our network.
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I was thinking a gig would do as then I dont have to go about trying to expand my swap partition as the amount I have in there would probably be alright

    and it would be a 768mb gfx card not 786mb ;)
     
  16. SPeedY_B

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    Pfffffft, do you not pay attention to tech-news? 786mb cards are all the rage now! not to mention the forthcoming 1042mb ones!!!! woo yay houpla. :D :p

    *pats 64mb card* ... It's all you need. :)
     
  17. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    you mean 46mb card :p
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    That's the badger!

    I'm gonna stop hi-jacking this thread now, I'm sure Henry will resurrect it when he blows up his notebook trying to install the ram or something... :p
     
  19. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    weeeeeeeee ram arived this morning before work!!!!! it came with my normall letters :p


    all instaled + working great :D
     
  20. SPeedY_B

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    2-days early. nice :D