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    #16
    Originally posted by Loosecontroll6
    Cool...so if iut's that speed (probably is)...should buying a new 512meg make things run better you think...so then i would have 768meg ddr 2100 overall.
    512 is enough,but 768 is even better

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      #17
      Originally posted by KriLL3
      no ddr memory dont come in pairs... unless it's twin dual channle stuff.. but that's very new and wasn't even in use when his dell was made

      your thinking of the old ram standard... forgot it's name... it's 2 letters though RD or SD...

      they came in pairs and was slower than a snail in reverse
      Is it SDRAM, RDRAM?

      pc 133 = standard before ddr 266 pc2100
      pc 100
      pc 66

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        #18
        2x DIMM Synchronous SDRAM 256MB/64 bit @ 266Mt/s

        (says SiSoftware Sandra)

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          #19
          Originally posted by Loosecontroll6
          cool...thanx guys!.

          How would i find out what speed the memory is (2700, 3200 etc)...and how do i find out what memory i would have to buy to be compatible with the current one.
          Go here and use ther memory selector:
          http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.asp

          You bascially enter the product description of your machine and crucial looks up waht memory you require

          You dont have to buy the memory from them but at leasdt youll have some idea what you need (however if you do buy from crucial they do guarantee memory bought via the selector to be compatable with your machine....so if your a noob its useful)

          Impy

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            #20
            Originally posted by KriLL3
            no ddr memory dont come in pairs... unless it's twin dual channle stuff.. but that's very new and wasn't even in use when his dell was made

            your thinking of the old ram standard... forgot it's name... it's 2 letters though RD or SD...

            they came in pairs and was slower than a snail in reverse
            Its EDO SIMMS (single inline memory module) which had to be bought in matched pairs, now we use DIMMS (dual inline memory module) which you can install a single stick of

            Impy

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              #21
              RDRAM needed to be ran in pairs. I think they came out when the p4 hit the market. The standard is expensive and is no longer used...as faster and cheaper ram is available.

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                #22
                umm... is there anything i can do about my sucky 266mhz sticks?

                would my old as fsck mobo support faster ram?

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Impy
                  Its EDO SIMMS (single inline memory module) which had to be bought in matched pairs, now we use DIMMS (dual inline memory module) which you can install a single stick of

                  Impy
                  EDO SIMMS is ancient! lol lol

                  Extended Data Output

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by shottah_king
                    EDO SIMMS is ancient! lol lol

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                    Well when he said the 'old' memory standard I thought he meant old - not RDRAM - lol

                    Impy

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Impy
                      Well when he said the 'old' memory standard I thought he meant old - not RDRAM - lol

                      Impy
                      No i was just laughing cause EDO, SIMMS and all that is old!

                      I dunno - lol

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                        #26
                        Dell makes it fairly easy to check on your system specs. Goto Dells website and goto their support page. When you get there look on the left side bar for something that says "my system specs" You'll need your 7 digit service tag, and after entering it, the site will display a page that has your complete system specs on it.

                        The other way to check what speed you're running at is to go into bios and see what speed your memory is running at. No need to crack the case or anything.

                        On a side note, Dell seems to update their bios fairly regularly. You may want to note which version you're currently running and then check the downloads for your machine to see if they've got something more up to date. No bs, my laptop that I bought back in May has had 5 bios updates in that time. Dell, also allows you to enter into something 'my system file watch' which will alert you if newer drivers or bios comes out.

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                          #27
                          The fan on my PC is sounding like an aircraft..should i give it permission to lift off?

                          Seriously,is it dying or something?

                          Ok,off topic in an off topic thread,sorry.

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                            #28
                            Tobbe is it

                            Glidlagrad

                            or

                            Kullagrad

                            (sorry forgot the english words for em)

                            and how old is the fan?

                            fans usaly last 6 months to 3 years depending on usage and workload RPM

                            one of my fans have started to fail during boot meaning it's basicly stuck.... and my bios wount boot without a full number o' rotating fans

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                              #29
                              Dont know if its glidlagrad or kullagrad really,just ordered all parts from a company in Malmö who assembled it as well.
                              I´ve had itf for about 2 years,using the PC for approx. 3 or 4 hours a day.

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                                #30
                                Dell Dimension
                                that's all you need to know.

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