Rambus memory

By rhinkley6 ·
Can I replace the rambus memory with dimm - ddr memory chips or will i have to replace the mother board due to the chip set? This is for a Dell Dimension running win xp.

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No you can not..Rambus memory has different connections..

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Rambus memory

Rambus memory is different to DDR2 or 3 memory so you will have to replace the motherboard if it is giving you trouble.

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Replace Rambus

by rhinkley6 In reply to No you can not..Rambus me ...

Thanks for the response. I thought that I would not be able to do this - so thanks for confirming.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Rambus memory

It is also a different pinout configuration; so you couldn't mix the two.

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Just to reinforce things here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Rambus memory


You can not fit DDR RAM into a RAM Bus Socket. You need to buy RAM BUS RAM to replace existing RAM BUS RAM.

Different RAM Types have different sockets that they are plugged into. Though where I think you are getting confused is with the terminology here all RAM used in computers are DIMMs which is just short for Dual Inline Memory Module which just describes the package that the RAM is loaded on the Substrate that is plugged onto the M'Board or the Actual RAM Stick itself.

RAMbus, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and SD RAM are all different sockets and are not interchangeable.


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It's not worth it

by Kenone In reply to Rambus memory

Replace the mobo or just buy a new PC

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You can replace the Rambus

by jdclyde In reply to Rambus memory

by changing the whole system.

Talk about a failed product. Yes, I am stuck with one system and am praying for it to die....

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Replace Rambus

by rhinkley6 In reply to You can replace the Rambu ...

Thanks for your reply. I too am waiting for this sys to die so I can replace it.

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