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Old 07-14-07, 06:30 AM
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High density RAM

Is there any downside to using high density RAM? I already know my motherboard will accept it (PT880). This stuff is dirt cheap on eBay, under 40 bucks shipped for 1GB. Would there be any negative side effects of me using this RAM, as opposed to low density?
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Old 07-14-07, 07:32 AM
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High Density means there are more chips on the board. This is a cheap way to get more capacity...however only some boards can handle it.

$40 for a gig is a good price, but I'm pretty sure Newegg/Pricewatch can match that....my co-worker got a matched pair of 1GB Corsair sticks for $70 last week through Pricewatch.
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Just a note on memory in general.....be wary of no name brands.

Not all memory with same "specs" are the same. I remember years ago looking at DDR333 and found that some no name brands, when tested, actually ran slower than DDR266 because of their poor head spreaders. The chips ran too hot and it slowed them down.

IMO, get a good name memory, whatever type it is.
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By the way, there are very few memories out there that even need heatspreaders, with exception of some DDR2 DIMMs out there. For any DDR and lesser memory, a heatspreader is purely cosmetic if the stick is being ran at stock speeds.
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Just a note on memory in general.....be wary of no name brands.

Not all memory with same "specs" are the same. I remember years ago looking at DDR333 and found that some no name brands, when tested, actually ran slower than DDR266 because of their poor head spreaders. The chips ran too hot and it slowed them down.

IMO, get a good name memory, whatever type it is.
At the same time, no need to go get memory that can do 2-2-2-2 either. Unless you like burning cash.
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Old 07-15-07, 03:13 AM
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+1 on the name brand RAM. RAM glitches really suck, as its one of the last things people check for errors, and RAM errors are almost always intermittant and random.
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If you buy off eBay, make sure to download and run Memtest86 for a few hours on it before you get too comfortable. Bad or incompatible sticks of RAM are one of the worst problems you can give your computer (and one of the most common hardware issues).
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I would get low density ram for your spacecraft if I were you, Cow.
Otherwise you'll be highly susceptible to data error from cosmic radiation and solar flares.
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Well, I am thinking that I might as well go for 2 gig's. I've only got 512 in there now, this would sort of bring me up to par.
How about this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161161
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Originally Posted by mlts22
+1 on the name brand RAM. RAM glitches really suck, as its one of the last things people check for errors, and RAM errors are almost always intermittant and random.
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