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computer memory upgrade question

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mandobass, May 26, 2003.

  1. Mandobass


    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm upgrading my computer memory. I currently have about a two year old dell with 256 mb PC-800 DDRam. This memory is really expensive, but memory called PC-2700 and other types are much cheaper. is there a big difference?

    I know memory doesnt like to work with other memory that's different, so i figured i'd just can the stick of 256 i got in there now and just buy a gig or so of some other memory since that'd be cheaper.

    how can i tell if my computer is comptabible with pc-2700, or pc 3200 memory.

    thanks for any help
  2. Well I fyour motherboard supports PC-800 (RDRAM/RIMM) memory modules, it won't support DDR-modules. You'll have to get a new motherboard (not recommended since you have a Dell), or buy more RDRAM.