ordered a new computer - RAM question

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  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker fagulous

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    just ordered a Dell (dont flame me, it was a good deal)
    3.0ghz Pentium w/ HT tech
    512mb Dual Channel DDR SDRam at 400mhz
    80gig HD
    CDRW/DVD
    etc etc

    my question is about the RAM - This is the first computer ive owned with DDR ram, i want to upgrade to 1gig but im confused as to what to buy. Do i just ask for 400mhz DDR ram or what? Thanks.
     
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    It's PC3200 RAM.
     
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    thanks man
     
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    and i ordered a 3000 not a 4700 unfortunately
     
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    if it's DDR, then get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-477&depa=1

    if it's DDR2, then get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-530&depa=1

    If it's DDR2 and 400MHz, then I'm sorry, but you got ripped off. DDR2 is high-latency, and requires high-bandwidth in order to be effective. 533MHz+ is the minimum.

    And yes, dual channel should be installed in pairs. Some mobos allow dual-channel operation with 3 sticks, but not all do -- and it's never as fast as 4 sticks.
     
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    The Dimension 3000 is DDR so you're fine buying PC3200 but the pairs suggestion is still right.

    My mistake...I didn't know Dell had started packaging the 3000 w/ the 3.0HT yet.
     
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    gotcha, thanks!
     

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