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PC3200 Memory - Is it possible for there to be both DDR & DDR2?

By techrepublic ·
My system supports (and currently has) DDR PC3200 400MHZ and I'm looking to upgrade it.

It was my understanding that DDR2 starts at PC4200, but when I searched pricewatch for PC3200 DDR 1GB, most of the results returned are for DDR2.

I know you can not run DDR2 in a system that requires DDR as that's physically impossible; my question is, is this a typo or are there both DDR and DDR2 PC3200?

Also, if anyone could recommend a good, cheap e-store to get memory I'd really appreciate it. I'm looking for preferably a 2GB Kit (2x1GB) but don't have a lot of cash to ****.

Crucial's System Spec tool gives the following specs:

# Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
# Currently Installed Memory: 768MB
# Available Memory Slots: 0
# Number of Banks: 2
# Dual Channel Support: No
# CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
# CPU Family: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.20GHz Model 6, Stepping 4
# CPU Speed: 3200 MHz

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RE: is this a typo or are there both DDR and DDR2 PC3200?

by OH Smeg In reply to PC3200 Memory - Is it pos ...

No that is correct both DDR and DDR2 RAM can come in that speed.

Also, if anyone could recommend a good, cheap e-store to get memory I'd really appreciate it

I can only recommend Corsair Value Select RAM as they supply Kits in 2 GIG Capacities and it is good value for money without introducing any Timing Issues into your System.

http://www.corsairmemory.com/

You can either enter your computers Makers Name & Model on the above Web Site and be shown what is available or enter the M'Board Makers Name and the Model of the M'Board to get the RAM that you require here.

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Typo

by Jacky Howe In reply to PC3200 Memory - Is it pos ...

PC3200 is DDR SDRAM specified to operate at 200 MHz using DDR-400 chips. Commonly referred to as DDR-400. I'm not a local so my suggestion may be way off. $35 for a gig.

http://www.dyminsystems.com/dymin/ItemDesc.asp?IC=870584003090

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Learn something new every day

by Jacky Howe In reply to Typo
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Suggestion

by arjaym In reply to Typo

I would like to suggest to buy a new PC. DDR-400 or pc3200 is obsolete nowadays.

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He might get lucky

by Jacky Howe In reply to Suggestion

it still happens occasionally.

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Extra

by arjaym In reply to He might get lucky

Well, if he has some extra money to buy. hehehe... :)

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Obsolete ?? - That is nonsense ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Suggestion

Just last month I treated my media centre tower to a 1GB stick of...
184-PIN UNBUFF DIMM 128MX64 DDR PC2700 RAM!

It might be slightly more expensive than it once was, due to the suppliers ramping up the prices because it's old. But in no way is older RAM obsolete. It's just a little harder to find.


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Just search the net, not pricewatch.

by seanferd In reply to PC3200 Memory - Is it pos ...

You'll get better results, probably. For example, Google
http://www.google.com/search?q=PC3200+DDR+1GB
gets a lot of results, and if you choose the Shopping link at the top, it'll sort by shopping results only.

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