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December 7, 2005, 3:31 am
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memory. My original invoice lists the memory as "Rambus inline memory
module, 128, 300m, 64X18, Error Correction Code, 8C". HOWEVER, I
physically looked at the memory and the sticks say, "128MB ECC 600-53".
What I want to do is leave in the existing memory and buy 2 more
sticks of 128 to give me a total of 512. I contacted Dell, and they
want to sell me their 512 upgrade - 2 stick kit of "184-pin RIMM, w/ECC
PC800, 256x18." They say that I have to take out the existing memory
to install theirs. I have found Rambus 128m modules of ECC 600 on an
internet site for far less than Dell's price. It would seem to me that
if I have ECC 600 installed now, that I could install another pair of
ECC 600. Also, I wonder if the motherboard actually can accept the
higher rambus; for instance, if I buy 800, does it only read at 600, or
maybe only 300 (as it stated on the original invoice). If somebody can
help me, I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Jeannine
Re: RDRAM Memory
If you see this sentence on Robert's page:
"This page lists the RIMMs that have been tested on the
Intel D850GB motherboard like that used in the 8100"
the link in that sentence can be found here. (This archive is
necessary, as Intel no longer has the gb_mem.htm web page on
their site.) The other three links are what the Intel page
points to, as lists of valid memory.
Advanced Tested Memory (by CMTL, for D850GB)
Intel Internal Tested Memory D850GB
Intel Memory Platform Operations (see green entries only for D850GB)
There are guys who know this stuff inside out, but they get
sick of answering these questions over and over again, as
you can imagine.
I don't know anything about RAMBUS, so all I can do, is point
with my finger :-)
You would do well to verify your motherboard is the D850GB. A well
designed motherboard, will have this printed in white lettering
on the surface of the motherboard. You can also play with
Everest Home Edition (a free download from Lavalys.com), to learn
more about what is inside your computer.
If you happen to search Google, find a reference to RAMBUS in there,
and yet the web sites you visit, no longer host the pages in question,
you should go to http://web.archive.org and dig up cached pages of
the information, as I tried above.
Re: RDRAM Memory