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Old Jun 12, 2002, 06:10 AM
Stoke Lad Stoke Lad is offline
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Default Crucial Ram Choice

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I am building myself a computer and due to the motherboard I will be usind DDR Ram. I have decided to buy from, but there is 4 different choices for my motherboard at 256mb. They are:-

1) 256MB - 35.09 - DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Unbuffered Non-parity 2.5V 32Meg x 64
2) 256MB - 43.19 - DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Unbuffered ECC 2.5V 32Meg x 72
3) 256MB - 49.49 - DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Registered ECC 2.5V 32Meg x 72
4) 256MB - 62.99 - DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 Unbuffered Non-parity 6ns 2.5V 32Meg x 64

Should I just go for the cheapest, or are there great advantages in going for the dearer options?

Old Jun 12, 2002, 06:55 AM
colin.scoble colin.scoble is offline
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Default crucial memory

right try phoneing crucial on 08000130330.just phoned them and he gave me the following info,most motherboards are non ecc .you need to count the chips on your board ie non ecc=8-16 chips ecc=9-18.he advised that you would be better to phone them with your exact mother board details,they will help you.colin
Old Jun 12, 2002, 12:56 PM
DIABLO DIABLO is offline
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I'm asuming that's what the memory selector picked for your board yeah, if i was you i would get number one because number 4 runs at 166Mhz so unless you are overclocking it is not needed. And 2 and 3 have basically got added error correction and provention so unless you are running a server which is on 24/7 it is not needed (Some motherboards will only use ECC ram) and will infact slow the memory down. Hope i helped m8.
Old Jun 12, 2002, 01:33 PM
Stoke Lad Stoke Lad is offline
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Yeah you have helped, the memory selector did choose those from the motherboard I told it I have got. As I'm not building a server I'll get the cheapest one.


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