What kind of RAM for a DELL Dimension 2400?

By rssfed23
Sep 27, 2005
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  1. Hi there, i have a (approx) year old dell dimension 2400 desktop pc, and i want to upgrage the ram in it

    On cpuz i get this for the ram section

    Memory SPD
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DIMM #1

    General
    Memory type DDR-SDRAM
    Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
    Size 256 MBytes
    Max bandwidth PC2700 (166 MHz)
    Part number M3 68L3223FTN-CB3
    Serial number 410BDE1F
    Manufacturing date Week 04/Year 04

    Attributes
    Number of banks 1
    Data width 64 bits
    Correction None
    Registered no
    Buffered no

    Timings table
    Frequency (MHz) 133 166
    CAS# 2.0 2.5
    RAS# to CAS# delay 3 3
    RAS# Precharge 3 3
    TRAS# 6 7


    Now it says pc2700, with a speed of 133mhz, but when i look on novatech for pc2700 RAM, it says it has a speed of 33 mhz, so what im wondering are the two compatable???

    Many thanks in advance,
    Rob
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It's PC2700 which runs @ 166MHz (333 DDR).

    The different frequencies reported in the timings table is just the different supported speeds : 133MHz for PC2100 & 166MHz for PC2700.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    You just need pc2700 ddr sdram. Or you could get pc3200 if it's cheaper, higher ram will downclock.

    What the specs say, 133, 166 and the 2, 2.5 etc is the supported speed of the ram, it means you can run it at pc2100(133mhz) at cas value of 2, or pc2700(166mhz) at cas value of 2.5.
  4. rssfed23

    rssfed23 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So am i right in saying that if i brought THIS ram, it would work, but just at a slower speed??? (all i want to know if it will work)

    Thanks for your great quick responses
  5. jarvis

    jarvis Newcomer, in training Posts: 113

    Oh yes that RAM would be splendid.
  6. rssfed23

    rssfed23 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, thanks for all your help
  7. Toobis

    Toobis Newcomer, in training

  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    careful. MAny dells use proprietary memory that is made by dell, even if it similiar to other brands.
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