Want to put high density DDR RAM in a Presario S6000NX

By dspgandalf
Jun 11, 2011
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  1. Want to get 2 GB of mem in the ol'beast but the cheepest mem I can find is High Density--will it work? All the specks are the same for the two, can't find nothin on Compacs site about high or low. Needs to be 1GB DDR 128pin 333Mhz 2.5v (is dual OK?) all I have is two slots.--I've been going nuts tryin to find anything on high or low/single or dual! WTF! I mean it's got to be a big issue--don't it? Now I know all there is to know about mem--but not a damn thing about if my Presario S6000NX takes high or dual--or both!
    Please, kind masters of the "Tech Spot" shine on me with your infinant knowlage....
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Easy,
    you will need two 1GB PC2100/PC2700 DDR SODIMM memory modules... The max memory is 2GB. Don't worry about the rest of the stuff
  3. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Sodimm?

    SODIMM will work? No my friend, 200 pins will not work, it's a 128 pin config for a desktop DDR1--what I need to know is if "high density" "dual" will work? Because I can get that type of mem cheaper--I don't want to put a lot of money into this ol' thing, I'm giving it to a friend so he can do the internet and burn some movies, I found a Pentium 4 - 2.8Ghz on EBay for $7 so I can get rid of the Celeron it has and I wan't to go from the Gig it has to two--as cheap as possible!:D Compac says nothing about High or Low or Dual and I can't find anything on it anyplace on the net. Looked for hours--anybody...?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Not a laptop? This is an old desktop... DDR try PC2100 low density. Sorry for the higher price. It is because the memory needed is becoming obsolete
  5. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Ya, kind'a fig'ed that...

    Ya, it's a desktop, and after surfing for hours I found that Low is the only way to go untill 2010', but will "dual" work with DDR1? I have two slots and it seems it will--but with these ol' damn things you never know untill you try--liked to make sure before I'm stuck--from what I get dual will work with two mem slots and tripple will work with three, but this is old DDR1--what's your take?:dead:
    PS: What's the diff between 2100 and 2700? I'd like to stay with 333Mhz.
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

    High density ram is cheap for a reason. not only is it garbage, but it is not compatible with many manufacturers.(like 90% of them) think of high density ram modules as process rejects that were not up to low density standards. if you purchase it, you will probablybe sorry you did
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    PC2100 may be the right choice, low density. If you were using 333MHz DDR RAM go with PC2700. You might find better prices on ebay... And you could have matched the new memory to the old memory type originally installed in the motherboard...

    PC2100=266MHz
    PC2700=333MHz
  8. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Thanks Guys!

    Ya, I've got the gist now, but they want around $50 for low and that ain't goin to happen--not for this ol' thing! I'll keep lookin--thanx for your help!
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

  10. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    That's High Density

    Ya T, the first one is only a gig total and the second one is that High Density junk--that was the one I originaly wanted to know about when I first started looking into Low or High--but thanks! I wish I could find it used:dead:
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    The 333MHz memory I linked to is used, but I really think you could use both hi-density or low density in that old motherboard
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

    Old mb has nothing to do with it T, high density is junk. Its manufacturing process rejects. It is problematic and if he calls his manufacturer, there is a 90% chance it will be non compatible, not to mention it is slower if its recognized by the chipset at all as low density are 64M x 8, and high density are 128m x 4.
  13. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Ya' T, I think he's right...

    What I've seen so far in my wondering is that High is not going to work in most systems up until 2010--why they make High for DDR(1) is a wonder not to mention DDR2 and 3--most systems have problems up until 2010. So I will go with Low and not take any chances... Thanks for everything!
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    DDR1 hi-density or low in 2010? (It was obsolete in 2005). No way! Where are you getting this info, Mars? It is DDR3 now... I have 16GB of DDR3 10666 installed in my 2010 rig
  15. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    This is the gist I got so far...

    That high density mem doesn't work on 90% of comps up untill 2010, and that if you go with high you are playing against the odds of it working on comps before that time. Most likely a home built unit will work, but a "Conglomo" unit will not, they make em that way so you pay top bucks for any upgrade--they want you to keep it in the family--if you know anything about Dell's--they are the worse for that cr*p then you know you can't take a chance. I will not, T, your the best and thanks for all your input!:D

    PS: I'm running G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133Mhz (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBXLD on my new baby w/Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K overclocked @ 4.0Ghz--but I'm still learning...
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

    as I understand this he is looking for DDR for his old machine. High density DDR is all over ebay still.
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    "High density DDR is all over ebay still"...

    yes it is red1776,
    I have given links here and I have bought old DDR memory for the old computers that I refurbish, NEVER paying any attention to hi-density or low. I suspect that the old DDR SDRAMs are low density though. I just go by the PC2100, PC2700 spec

    And yes ds I use Gskill Ripjaws memory too. 16GB as I mentioned.

    "That high density mem doesn't work on 90% of comps up untill 2010"
    I still don't get this statement. Are you talking about all memory other than DDR? Notice that I didn't type DDR1, just DDR
  18. dspgandalf

    dspgandalf Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Well, this is what surching the web got me...

    I think if I remember correctly I found one such article on Tom's Hardware where there were problems with power (not enough) and this is a quote from Tom's:

    "The problem is it takes an additional address line to address a x4 chip vs
    the same size x8 so if the motherboard expects 8x8 chips, and has only that
    many address lines, then it will only see half of a 16x4 chip. It needs the
    'low density' 8x8.

    Now, the thing we all are familiar with because it's 'in the spec' for the
    motherboard is a statement like "supports 256 Meg RAM modules" or "supports
    768 Meg (total)". That presumes the chip organization that was 'standard'
    at the time since that would be all they knew about. So putting a 512 meg
    module in a 256 meg socket won't work because it can't address a module
    that large and putting in a 256 Meg 'high density' module will result in
    only half being seen, or not work, for a similar reason: it can't fully
    address the x4 chips being used. (there can be other differences, such as
    chip banking and refresh rate, but this is enough for the gist of it)"

    But the main thing I get from all that I've read is "will it work"--I wish I could remember where I read about the 90% of PC's, it was a very recent article and just about summend it all up--it might or might not work correctly.


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