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Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

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Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

A friend has been given a 4 year old computer which only has 256MB of RAM and he asked me to help in upgrade it.
Easy you would have thought.
No it isn't
The motherboard Foxconn P4M800P7MB-RS2H  only supports 240-pin DDR2 533/400 memory and this is the nasty bit - it has to be 64M x 8 bit
At first glance Crucial can't help and I am still waiting to hear from Corsair
Any suggestions for a reasonably priced source
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Steve
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

Dont know If this Is of any use to you?  http://www.oempcworld.com/OEMPCworld-com/PC2-3200.html
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

looks good  Grin - pity about the shipping charge  Sad
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

What about this  http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&sku=A0712257&cs=ukbsdt1&~ck=...
Although It has a expensive shipping charge too Sad
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

last ones I got were from a firm in Clacton Essex, cant find the address, still looking
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Hang on Oldjim I'm just contacting someone who may be able to get you some, And cheaper than my previous link, Bear with me Grin
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

If you're prepared to take a bit of a risk buy some on eBay from USA.
There seems to be a fair choice there, but not in the UK (except at a high price)
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

I got mine from the laptopshop in Clacton, the seem to have moved now to
Laptopshop I.T. Limited
Unit 4 The Mill Business Centre Mill Road
Gringley-On-The-Hill
Doncaster, Yorkshire
DN10 4RA
United Kingdom
0871 842 20 33
the say no to still gives out the Clacton No for that 0871
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Quote from: Steve
What about this  http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&sku=A0712257&cs=ukbsdt1&~ck=...
Although It has a expensive shipping charge too Sad
Spec for that says
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ValueRAM's KVR533D2N4/1G is a 128M x 64-bit (1GB) DDR533 CL4 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) memory module. The components on this module include sixteen 64M x 8-bit (16M x 8-bit x 4 Bank) DDR533 SDRAM in
Assuming that is correct then I can get it from Amazon and Play - definitely worth a check
Edit - this is from Kingston http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR533D2N4_1G.pdf
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KVR533D2N4/1G
1GB 128M x 64-Bit DDR2-533
CL4 240-Pin DIMM
This  document  describes  ValueRAM's  128M  x  64-bit  (1GB)  DDR2-533  CL4  SDRAM
(Synchronous  DRAM)  memory  module.  The  components  on  this  module  include  eight
128M x 8-bit DDR2-533 SDRAM in FBGA packages.
So no good
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Jim I take It that Kingston one Is no use to you? Could of got you that cheaper than In that link, Let me know when you can please?
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

Jim  did you try LapTop Shop?, they do DDR2 memory, but the rote to find it is devious http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/kingston-laptop-memory.htm
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

Peter,
They use Kingston RAM and, as discussed above that is very iffy as their current RAM sticks don't work on the motherboard
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Update
The RAM from here http://www.offtek.co.uk/ModelData.php?stid=7&model=P4M800P7MB-RS2H&modeltype=P%20Series&manu=Foxconn didn't work so I phoned for an RMA on Friday - RMA arrived by Email late afternoon.
Sent back by second class post on Saturday 8th with note explaining it must be low density RAM
Email dispatch notification of replacement Tuesday 11th and arrived Thursday.
Installed this evening and works fine
The computer went from 256MB to 1.25GB and I changed the virtual memory which was locked at 256MB to system managed (about 1.3GB) and all for under £15 which is a good deal for a cast off  XP computer which will only be used for email, browsing and a bit of word processing
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Re: Where to get low density DDR2 RAM

Now I would call that a RESULT!! Glad you got something sorted out Smiley
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