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In the past I have used upgradememory.com and memorysuppliers.com for this type of memory. It is expensive, but you don't need as much for similar performance levels. Also, you may find some used on ebay. Search for "rambus" memory.

I'd also want to know how much memory your system has, and why you think it needs more, like what are the symptoms you are experiencing. There is a lot you can do to minimize the memory requirements of a system, which may give you the performance increase you are looking for.

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Buy them from netshops, but they are verry verry expensive. you can also find them to a lower price on ebay...but they are still verry verry expensive

To make those RAMBUS memosticks...that var one of the biggest faliurs

Are you going to put them in a dell pc?

Anyway, good luck to you

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Yes, here is online store,CheapestRDRAM.com

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Owners manual


http://pcworld.about.net/news/Apr262002id97163.htm

User/Owner's Manual:

http://support.gateway.com/s/manlib/Desktops/desktop.shtml

Scroll the page down to about 3/4th of the way, and to the bold black subheading - Legacy computer User Guides.

Click on the blue -
Using Your Gateway PC (For PCs shipped April 2002 - July 2002)

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the above file name, it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

You can copy this PDF file to a CD disk, or flash drive. (Me? CD disk) This way you can have the user guide at your fingertips, anytime you want it, and can store it safely.
You also will not have to download it again.

After checking that the copy is good, you can delete it from the computer you downloaded it to, and can save harddrive space.

May I ask what is it that you need John?

Supposed to come with;
1) Intel Pentium 4 processor that can operate up to a frequency rate ('Speed') of 1.8GigaHertz. (1.8GHz)
Fits in a Socket 423 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_423

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Willamette_.28180.C2.A0nm.29

Scroll the page down until you come to Pentium 4 1.8 in blue, and Socket 423 on the right.

The conclusion, that it is an Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz, and uses a Socket 423, and not a Socket 478 processor socket, is from the fact the computer uses Rambus ram memory.

RDRAM.

RDRAM -> PC800

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDRAM

Scroll the page down also, and read under the bold black subheading - Marketing history

1) Intel used RDRAM for a VERY limited time.
Very FEW processors were made.

2) RDRAM costs 3 to 5 times what DDR Sdram costs.

3) Between the no upgrading of the Processor, and the high cost of the ram memory, I would set that baby on a shelf, and show future generations what a dinosaur looks like.

Not trying to knock the computer, or offend you.

Trying to update hardware components, or repairing the computer, IMHO is just like opening a window, and throwing money out.

You can remove the harddrive, and put it in an economical external enclosure. The external enclosure has a USB cable, that you just plug into any available USB port, on a working computer.

This way you can access the personal information off of that harddrive.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1337267&CatId=2779

As for buying RDRAM ram memory? You could add a little coins, and buy an ENTIRE working good, used computer!

(Yes. I see the computer cost around $1353.00 when new.
The Processor cost FIVE HUNDRED, SIXTY TWO dollars, when new!
The Processor is about $20 bucks now)

Not advertising for seller, or website, but for $90 you could buy a good used computer, that will smoke the computer you have now,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-MEDIA-CENTER-DESKTOP-PC-COMPUTER-PENTIUM-4-3-4GHZ-1GB-RAM-250GB-DVD-RW-/160859991566?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item257400ae0e

I have picked up some curbside, that is better than what you have.
Jus sayin' in case you are thinking about upgrading that computer, or repairing it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

(Most desktop computer failure can be attributed to it is dirty inside, {To include the Power Supply}, and/or the Power Supply is bad )

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Aug 14, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Whats max RDRAM I can install on A49507-903 ?


2GB.

The Intel Desktop Board D850GB has four RIMM sockets (two sockets for each channel) and supports the following memory features:

Single- or double-sided RIMM configurations
Maximum of 32 Direct Rambus devices per channel
Total system memory configurations from 128 MB (minimum) to 2 GB (maximum) utilizing 128/144 Mbit or 256/288 Mbit technology PC600 or PC800 compliant RDRAM
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) based configuration for optimal memory operation
Suspend to RAM support
ECC and non-ECC support

When installing memory, note the following:

The four RIMM sockets are grouped into two banks:
Bank 0 (labeled on the board as RIMM1 and RIMM2)
Bank 1 (labeled on the board as RIMM3 and RIMM4)
Bank 0 must be populated first ensuring that the RDRAM installed in RIMM1 and RIMM2 is identical in speed, size, and density. For example, the minimum system configuration would use two 64 MB RIMM modules of PC600 or PC800 RDRAM.
If the desired memory configuration has been achieved by populating Bank 0, then Bank 1 should be filled with two Continuity RIMMs.
If memory is to be installed in Bank 1, the RIMM modules installed in RIMM3 and RIMM4 must be identical in size and density to each other, and match the speed of the RIMM modules in Bank 0. The RIMM modules do not, however, need to match those in Bank 0 in size and density. For example, if Bank 0 has two 128 MB RIMMs of PC800 RDRAM, Bank 1 would require PC800 RDRAM also, however, any other supported RIMM modules such as 64 MB or 192 MB could be used.
If ECC functionality is required, all installed RIMM modules must be ECC-compliant.

Jun 08, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I just need to upgrade the memory on a Dell Precision 530MT.. can't seem to find the exact type of memory it needs.. any ideas?


HELLO Paul

When installing memory modules in the system board sockets and not using the optional memory riser boards, observe the following guidelines:
  • Each memory socket on the system board must be occupied either by a RIMM or a CRIMM.

  • Memory sockets must be upgraded in matched pairs. In other words, two sockets in a pair must contain modules of identical capacity, number of components, and speed. See "System Board Memory Components" to identify pairs of sockets.

  • Mixed pairs of ECC and non-ECC modules all function as non-ECC.

  • Be sure to install a RIMM in socket 1 first (closest to the processor) before installing modules in the other sockets.

  • The system board supports PC600 and PC800 memory modules.

  • http://www.memoryx.net/precwor530.html what memory part numbers you should buy and cost
the link below will give you what type of memory you need to isntall



http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws530/en/sm/2memory.htm#1149832



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Nov 19, 2010 | Dell Precision 530MT (WHL530MTGHEI31LE) PC...

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Hi I have a mother board EP-4T2A3 and it supports


Hi,

This EP-4T2A3 is unique, that the can only utilize the slightly more expensive RDRAM memory modules. Furthermore, because of the dual memory controllers in the i850 chip-set, all motherboards based off of this chip-set must also have its RDRAM installed in pairs. You can purchase RAMBUS chips of PC600 to PC800 memory modules. You have 4 RIMM slots, and they must be installed in pairs, or you will get speeds of only a single module. The unfortunate part is that the RDRAM modules are a little more pricey. You can find some samples of these HERE.

Good Luck

Mark


Dec 29, 2009 | EPoX EP-4T2A3 Motherboard

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I want to add more ram. Where do I get it? Dell


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, so don't 'Shoot the Messenger'!

The Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC uses RDRAM ram memory.
VERY expensive stuff!

Supporting Data:
This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

Scroll down the list to the heading - Specifications, and left-click on it.

Scroll the page down until you come to the heading - Memory
Now look at the first subheading - Architecture
RDRAM

You have 4 ram memory slots. (memory connectors)

EACH, ram memory slot can support up to a Maximum amount, of 512MB. (512 MegaBytes)

TOTAL Maximum Amount for your computer is 2GB. (Not shouting)

1024MB = 1GB. (1024 MegaBytes = 1 GigaByte)

The type of Rdram ram memory is PC800, and it is Non-ECC.

(Error Correcting Control, or also stated as Error Correcting Code.
Used mostly for Server computers. Your computer does not use ECC ram memory)

In My Humble Opinion, (And again, don't shoot the messenger), it would be better money spent to buy a decent affordable computer, than it would be to upgrade the ram memory in this computer.

This statement is based upon the fact that the Dell Dimension 8200 ships with 128MB's of ram memory.
(Makes it a pretty slow computer. Rdram or not)

The average cost to install, for example, 1GB of ram memory is OUTLANDISH! (Not shouting)

Example 1:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=24927

Example 2:

http://www.pcmemorystore.com/Dell-Dimension-8200-ram.htm

For about another $100 you can buy a pretty decent new desktop computer, that will run the one you have in circles.

Just my thoughts.

Dec 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Looking for the manual for a Gateway 700S PC. Specifically 2 questions ... 1) how do I open the ATX tower case? and 2) what EXACT memory specs do i need to upgrade this unit from the 256MB that it came...


Hello,
for the memory upgrade, your system used RDRAM RIMMS.
it supports the following memory modules (which must be installed in pairs).

and as for opening the case, you there should just be ~2 screws on the side panel away from the motherboard ports that you can remove and it will slide off, or there might be 1 or 2 thumb screws.

64MB Module 64MBx16, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-136 128MB Module 128MBx16, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-079 512 MB Kit 256MBx16, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-081 64MB ECC Module 64MBx18, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, ECC, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-134 128MB ECC Module 128MBx18, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, ECC, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-080 512 MB ECC Kit 256MBx18, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, ECC, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-082

Jun 24, 2009 | Gateway 700 X PC Desktop

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I need to set up RAM on GATEWAY ATXAEG LX3 700S P04 for first time. What is the correct placement of RDRAM.


RDRAMs have to be installed in pairs (at least in my case I think) but can the two pairs be of different capacity? as in:
64,64 - 256,256
(Upgrading 2 64mb RDRAM to 2 256mb RDRAM)

Jun 16, 2009 | Gateway (4000782) Motherboard

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Memory limit for my dell E139761 motherboard


Although the motherboard ultimately decides how much memory your system can handle, Dell does not list the specifications of motherboards. You need the model number of the computer, and if the motherboard is not the original one that came in the computer when it was built by Dell they won't know either.

You can go to dell.com and put in your service tag to see the specifications yourself. If you post the computer model number or service tag here that's what someone else will do anyway.

Mar 23, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Memory Sticks.


No you cannot fit sdram, they will not fit. Go to the link below and it will explain what memory you have and if you use the pc to go to thie link there is a memory advisor tool to the right of the page which will search your pc and advise you as to what upgrade you can have. http://www.crucial.com/library/ddr_vs_rdram.asp

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