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Adding DDR RAM

Can I use Server ram instead of regular ram. My PC uses PC2100 184 pin CL2.5 2.5V. I have a PC2100 184Pin Server Grade Stick. Can I Use this in my PC being it is server grade?

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  • Joe Neff Jan 21, 2009

    It is A Emachine Desktop PC Model T1742 for Home or Office Use

  • Joe Neff Jan 27, 2009

    Thank you for your help. I was going to add a sdram memory to my pc and I found out you cannot add sdram with ddr memory nor can I use server grade....thanks again!!!!!

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While you likely can use the RAM, be careful. Some printers use proprietary memory with designs which could mess up your notebook. Contact the printer manufacturer and ask if their memory is standard or proprietary.
The cost of RAM today doesn't merit you risking the entire notebook for memory that can mess the computer badly.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • solutions4u Jan 21, 2009

    Emachine is a manufacturer of PCs with which I personally have experience. I learned with my first Emachine that they have a tendency for proprietary hardware design. After my first purchase I refused to purchase others from Emachine for this reason.
    It is reasonable to conclude that the memory would match. To verify, as best as possible I will refer you to:
    http://crucial.com/.
    You may either use the Scan my System button or Memory Advisor Tool to asssist you in your decision.


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Can i use DDR2 RAM instead of DDR1


YES, if your motherboard accepts DDR Sdram, and DDR2 Sdram ram memory. If your motherboard has both types of ram memory slots.

BUT, you can ONLY use DDR Sdram, OR, DDR2 Sdram.

You Cannot use both types of ram memory in the motherboard, at the same time.
(BIOS will only recognize one type at a time)


NO, if your motherboard does not have ram slots for both DDR Sdram, and DDR2 Sdram ram memory.

Double Data Rate Sdram ram memory modules, have 184 gold plated contact pins on the bottom.
92 on Each side,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(You can click on the above photo to enlarge)

DDR2 Sdram ram memory modules have 240 contact pins.
120 on Each side.

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Unit came with 2 256 mem sticks--bought and installed 2 1GB sticks(pc3200,400mhz,84pin,low density,DDR--unit will not boot


The 2 1Gb RAM are either the wrong type or they are incompatible.
Try to use the same brand and speed as the 256 Mb RAM that was installed in your Dell.

Jul 31, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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I need to buy memory for my computer its an emachines desktop model# T3410 512 MB DDR SDRAM and I dont know what to get


in DDR ram there is some models like ddr and ddr2 and another new model is DDR3. First you check what is your ram related to. for that in some pcs bios option system information the details are there. For that at the time of booting before windows logo press the button whatever is showing to enter setup. and check otherwise remove your ram and take that to a computer shop and take a new ram with same model.

And one more thing is you have to check your clock speed of your ram. Remove your ram from pc and check if any information is there on ram

Jun 24, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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If i change the ram stick will my pc reconise it


Yes.

Provided,
1) It is no more than the maximum amount, for that ram memory slot.

2) Adding it, will not go over the Maximum Total Amount for the motherboard.

If this pertains to an Acer Aspire T135 desktop computer,

A) The Maximum Total Amount is 2GB.

B) The Maximum Amount for Each ram memory slot is 1GB.

C) PC3200 is the best you can use.
DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz. (400MHz)

[It can also use PC2100, and PC2700.

DDR Sdram at 266MHz, and DDR Sdram at 333MHz, respectively ]

Once you install the ram memory, BIOS should automatically find it.

If you are only going to use one ram memory module, be sure to put it in Slot 1.
The Processor reads ram memory in Slot 1 first.

[Slot 1 is closest to the Processor.
It may have DIMM 1 printed on the motherboard, next to Slot 1 ]

Jun 21, 2010 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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How to open my Dell Dimension 4600 to install two new gigs of ram


1) Computer off, and disconnected from power.

2) Disconnect all cables leading to your computer.

3) Lay your computer down on a table. Lay the right side towards table.
(I like to lay a clean, static free towel down on the table first, to prevent scratching the computer, or the table)

4) You are now looking at the back of the computer, with the power supply fan to the Left side.

Look underneath, along the top edge of the computer case. There is a computer case cover release latch, on the Right side. Pull the Cover Latch to the Right.

Now pull the side cover towards you. (Towards the back of the computer.

Lay the side cover aside.

5) IMPERATIVE!
BEFORE you reach inside, or take the new Ram Memory sticks out of their protective, anti-static bags, TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case!

Your body carries Static electricity. Static can fry out your computer hardware components.
Touching the metal frame of the open computer case, will relieve your body of Static.

Should you get up, walk away, then return, TOUCH the metal frame again.

Refrain from handling Ram Memory sticks by their gold plated contact pins. (Bottom of ram stick)
You can handle the ram stick anywhere else, as the body of the ram stick is coated with a see-through plastic.

6) Dell Support > Dell Dimension 4600 Series > Manuals > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/index.htm

A) Left-click on - Removing the Computer Cover

B) Go back to this main menu, and Left-click on -
Removing and Installing Parts

Now Left-click on Memory.

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but if you have never installed Ram Memory before:

Your computer uses DDR Sdram ram memory modules, ('Sticks')
(Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Ram Access Memory)
A DDR Sdram module has on Notch on the bottom.

The Notch looks to be centered upon a cursory glance.
It is Not.
The Notch is over to one side a little.

(Actually a DDR Sdram ram memory module has 184 contact pins on the bottom.
92 on each side.
The Notch is located in-between Pins 40 and 41.
40 pins on one side of the Notch, 52 on the other side)

The Notch must be lined up correctly with the Locating Lug, in the bottom of the ram memory slot. The ram stick only goes in, in one direction.

There is a lock on each side of the ram slot. White in color, looks like an 'Ear'.
Dell's reference to a lock is 'Securing Clip'.
Put your thumbs on the top of each lock on a ram slot, and gently push down, and out.
The lock pivots to the outside.

When the locks pivot, the ram stick is raised up out of the ram slot.
Upon closer examination, you will note a small slot at the bottom of each lock.

The bottom corners of the ram stick, fit down in these slots.
Set the ram stick down in the slots of the locks, Notch lined up with the Locating Lug.
Push down on the outside top corners of the ram stick.

When the ram stick is fully seated, the contact pins will be down in the ram slot, and the locks will be seated against the sides of the ram stick.
You will notice that each lock has a 'Bump' on it. This Bump lines up with a Notch on the side of the ram stick.

The bump must be in the notch, for the ram stick to be fully seated.
Usually you will hear a satisfying 'Click - click', as the lock's bumps click into the notches.

IF, the ram memory slots that you are installing ram memory in, have never been used before, they may be tight.
You are installing new ram memory modules.
Makes the fit even tighter.

Sometimes it's a 'Pee Picker,' to get those ram memory modules to go in.
Makes beads of sweat pop out of your forehead!
Other times they slip right in with No problem.
Thought I would warn you in advance.

If I understand correctly, do I understand you are installing TWO - 1GB sticks of DDR Sdram?

[DDR Sdram at 333MHz {PC2700}, or DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz?
{PC3200}

1) If the ram memory modules that you are installing, are larger than the ones already installed, install the 1GB ram modules in DIMM 1, and DIMM 2, ram memory slots.

DIMM 1 is Slot 1.
Slot is the ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor.
The Processor reads Slot 1, First.

DIMM 1, and DIMM 2, (Slot 1 and Slot 2), are a matched pair of ram memory slots.
They are in the same Channel.


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DDR or DDR2


DDR 266 is DDR, not DDR 2 . The 266 is the frequency value in Mhz.

Try having the memory refunded or resell it on Ebay, so that you do not lose your money.

Here is supported memory, many older motherboards do not accept modules of over 512Mb each, ask to the seller:

PC2100 Memory DDR266 DDR-266 184-Pin Upgrade (266MHz) Memory Upgrades

Aug 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Can the memory be upgraded (increased) from the basic (factory installed) 512mb on the Sony PCV-W300G?


Hi there.
As far as i know you can upgrade the RAM to 2GB, 2x1GB 184pin PC2100 DDR DIMM Desktop RAM modules is what it can take.


Thanks for choosing FixYa!!

May 28, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-W300G PC Desktop

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Want to buy more RAM..


Your dell dimension takes DDR ram. These are the specs:

Supported pin types: 184 pin DIMM (regular desktop DDR ram)
Supported memory types: DDR PC2700 or DDR PC3200
Supported speeds: 333mhz or 400mhz
Supported stick sizes: 128mb, 256mb, 512mb or 1gb.
MAXIMUM MEMORY ALLOWED: 2gb (2 x 1gb sticks)


If you buy two of these you will max out for ram and give you the best performance::

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1558844&CatId=1600

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How do I open it up to install new RAM?


well on any generic computer case there is 2-3 screws that hold on the side panel to get access to the motherboard and the accessories inside. the ram is the long sticks that usually has 2-4 slots and look like little computer chips side by side,and look like a comb(brush hair with) there is a clip on each side that is pulled away from the stick and lets the ram be pulled out. installing is the reverse of uninstall but make sure to take note on which type of ram u have. there is sdram which has 2 breaks in the little row of metal pins on the bottom of the ram stick and there is ddr and ddr2 ram. the ddr is a break in the center of the stick pins and ddr2 is offset to one side of the center of the pins on the bottom. make sure to compare, because if you try to jam the wrong type in there you will either break the mobo or the stick. also take note which way the stick is pulled so you can tell where the small break is on the ram slot ont he mobo. DARK

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Adding more memory to my desktop


if the pin placement is some thing like this

...... ............... ............................... its a SD RAM

if it is like this

.......................... ............................ its a DDR RAM

if it is a SD RAM or DDR ram just get it by the a computer store


there are only 3 types avalible for old computers SD or DDR or RD..... you dont need RD RAM it would be SD probably ....just look at a pin allignment.....

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