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SDram on ebay?


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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 10:51 AM

I have learned that I should purchase low density PC133 sdram for my old tower computer. It is very inexpensive on ebay. Is the ebay stuff any good? I would like it to last a long time.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:46 AM

The problem is that motherboards of that age were rather picky about what RAM they wanted to see. Buy from ebay can be a crap shoot, and can be a hassle if there is a problem with the module. If you are going to purchase from ebay make sure that the modules are guaranteed to work in your computer by the seller. You may pay more by going through a reputable company like Crucial, but they will guarantee that the module will work.

Before you invest in RAM for this computer you should think about either building a new computer or purchasing a newer one. Investing in a computer this old can be risky, the motherboard or CPU could die tomorrow, I personally wouldn't invest any more money in a computer this old.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

I use eBay for laptop parts. I don't buy from private sellers, but rather from the eBay stores. Always check out the seller's ratings
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 12:14 PM

garmanma- I was looking at 512 mb 168 pin PC133 low density memory. My computer has 2 open slots. Less than 512mb would be ok too.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:00 AM

I lucked into some real high quality cards on ebay, I added a full gb to my 127 mb. What a difference! They are Micron, already tested for my board, so I felt ok about ordering them.




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