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jman4001

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I'm looking to buy a new stick of RAM to go with my SAMSUNG 512MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz and I am a bit unfamiliar with certain terms being used. I have heard that good brands include Kingston, Corsair, and Crucial. Can I have a stick with a higher speed than my existing one? Can I have a stick larger that 512 MB? What is ECCC and is it important? Whats the difference between Registered and Unbuffered? Do Cas Latency and Voltage make any difference in the stick?
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warriorscot

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Well you want the stick to be the same speed as it will only run a the speed of the slowest stick and you wont be running dual channel so any old ddr333 ram should do. registered ram is only need for socket 940 cpus so you dont need to bother about that. You can have a bigger stick of ram of you want as well.
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Unklwok

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Hmm, nevermind :-x

Edited by Unklwok, 14 July 2005 - 06:57 PM.

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jman4001

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Thanks for you input.

Does anyone know what ECC is or anything about Cas Latency or how much of a factor voltage is?
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having more ram wont nessecarily make your computer faster... and what on earth do you need with more than 512mbs?
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Everybody needs a GB of RAM! ;) :tazz:
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Yeah a GB is really essentail for modern games and software. ECC i forget what it is its not that importnat when buying you ony get a choice on the major sites between ddr and ddr2 ram and laptop modules as long as you look under ddr it should be compatible. CAS latency you idealy want to be lower, read the pinned topic on overclocking in the system building forum. Voltage is only important as long as it has the requirements which shouldnt be a problem and when you overclock it will need more voltage.
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oh.. psh, games.
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