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General RAM Question

By emcee
Apr 10, 2006
  1. Ok i have a genral question about RAM. i personaly have 256MB OF RDRAM in dell dimension 8200... And am not sure the answers i get to this wuestion will also relate to my RDRAM but if it doesnt can someone give me and answer for mine aswell :D

    Okay whats better? 4 256MBRAM IN A COMPUTER OR 2 512MB RAM IN A COMPUTER OR 1 STICK OF 1GB OF RAM IN A COMPUTER?

    WHAT WORKS BETTER ONE INDIAVIDUAL RAM OR SEPERATE RAMS? does it work out cheaper aswell or not?

    if my question isnt very clear am sowrry ill explain again if you want lol.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your Dell dimension 8200 uses rdram(rambus). It has to be used in pairs, so 4x256MB sticks would probably be better.

    Check carefully that all the ram modules are exactly the same and are compatible with your system.

    The rdram is very expensive compared to normal ddr ram.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    2 512s are better and theoretically will run slightly faster than 1 1gb stick

    for duel channel purposes. (although you'll probably not notice.) But you don't have DDR RAM more than likely because you have proprietary memory in a Dell.

    4 256s are not recommended, but as howard stated, you have RDRAM and you must use them in pairs, so therefore, I would go with the 2 512s.
     
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