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I just bought 2 1g ddr2 ram seperate, did not buy them in the same package but same time and place. when i got home i realized one stick looked completely different from the other. the packaging and labeling on the packaging suggests that they're both exectlly the same. one has 8 solid black chips on each side and isn't the same thickness or exactlly the same height, and they have different part numbers,the other has only 8 chiips on 1 side what do i have here exactlly? pny ddr2 pc2-5300 optima memory 1g per. and on the package all 3 of the mhz are checked not sure what that means either 667 mhz 533 and 400... so which one is it? and is this the right memory for my upgrade on my gateway gt5453e pc, motherb ht2000 64bit dual amd motherboard limit of 4 gigs i think or maybe it was 8 not sure. and 1 more question will this memory work smothly with unbuntu?

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  • ariesrose13 Sep 09, 2009

    ok thanks but you didn't answer some of my question... so what do i have here? did you read the whole query? (i just bought 2 1g ddr2 ram seperate, did not buy them in the same
    package but same time and place. when i got home i realized one stick
    looked completely different from the other. the packaging and labeling
    on the packaging suggests that they're both exectlly the same. one has
    8 solid black chips on each side and isn't the same thickness or
    exactlly the same height, and they have different part numbers,the
    other has only 8 chiips on 1 side what do i have here exactlly? pny
    ddr2 pc2-5300 optima memory 1g per.) they both will fit but obviously there is a difference in.
    so no matter what mhz the ram is that i buy my system will only run it at 533 mhz? is that true? and what does that mean for the capabilities of my system? should i get more ram to comensate?

  • ariesrose13 Sep 09, 2009

    did you get that last message rom me? i'm falling asleep please hurry. so i should but that mhz and not try to step it up to a faster memory? so this will never be a gaming computer or a god server?





  • ariesrose13 Sep 09, 2009

    i just bought 2 1g ddr2 ram seperate, did not buy them in the same package but same time and place. when i got home i realized one stick looked completely different from the other. the packaging and labeling on the packaging suggests that they're both exectlly the same. one has 8 solid black chips on each side and isn't the same thickness or exactlly the same height, and they have different part numbers,the other has only 8 chiips on 1 side what do i have here exactlly? pny ddr2 pc2-5300 optima memory 1g per. and on the package all 3 of the mhz are checked not sure what that means either 667 mhz 533 and 400... so which one is it? and is this the right memory for my upgrade on my gateway gt5453e pc, motherb ht2000 64bit dual amd motherboard limit of 4 gigs i think or maybe it was 8 not sure. and 1 more question will this memory work smothly with unbuntu?
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    redhaze89
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    Your pc supports 533 megahertz.

    Yes, If you plugged in you new RAM. And it booted. ...Any Operating system will support this.

    If the memory module didn't fit in the slot...you need to send it back for replacement. I would also suggest to send along your CPU set to the store where you bought so that they will have excuse to give you the right memory module. You need to let them install in you pc motherboard. Let them show you that you have 2 gig reading on the motherboard. Most of the pc store has its technician and they should help you determine this..

    hope this helps

    Sep 09, 2009
    - ok thanks but you didn't answer some of my question... so what do i have here? did you read the whole query? (i just bought 2 1g ddr2 ram seperate, did not buy them in the same package but same time and place. when i got home i realized one stick looked completely different from the other. the packaging and labeling on the packaging suggests that they're both exectlly the same. one has 8 solid black chips on each side and isn't the same thickness or exactlly the same height, and they have different part numbers,the other has only 8 chiips on 1 side what do i have here exactlly? pny ddr2 pc2-5300 optima memory 1g per.) they both will fit but obviously there is a difference in. so no matter what mhz the ram is that i buy my system will only run it at 533 mhz? is that true? andwhat does that mean for the capabilities of my system? should i get more ram to comensate?

  • ariesrose13 Sep 09, 2009

    pretty much but i wanted a little more explaination on the difference between the 2 more technical of an answer. but yeah now i can go ahead and install the memory

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The memory in your computer is

  • Installed: 1024 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, (PC4200) dual channel memory (two 512 MB DIMMs)
  • Expandable to: 4 GB total memory (4 DIMM DDR2 slots)


  • from this description you have four slots in your computer. so add those two and you should have 3 gig of memory if it was in the original configuration.

    the amount of chips isn't as important as what the lable says they are. basically if it has all three speeds (mhz) marked it will run up to the maximum speed shown.

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    Your pc supports 533 megahertz.

    Yes, If you plugged in you new RAM. And it booted. ...Any Operating system will support this.

    If the memory module didn't fit in the slot...you need to send it back for replacement. I would also suggest to send along your CPU set to the store where you bought so that they will have excuse to give you the right memory module. You need to let them install in you pc motherboard. Let them show you that you have 2 gig reading on the motherboard. Most of the pc store has its technician and they should help you determine this..

    hope this helps


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