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I Have Rimm Memory And Want To Upgrade


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#1 Chuckrox8

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:34 AM

I searched on Dell's website to find out what memory my computer has. RIMM. I though ok, never heard of it but w/e. I started searching to buy some and found that it's extrememly expensive. Like $400 something just for 512MB ram. So am I screwed seeing as how I just want to upgrade the memory? Should I start looking for another mother board so that I can just use DDR or is there a type of memory that can sub in place of the RIMM?

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:38 AM

Your assessments is correct. If you are not too attached to that computer I would just by a new computer to replace that one. The start around $400 for an entry level. Use the current one as a backup.
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:10 AM

Comment: have you ran a search on ebay for RDRAM?

I just ran one, and a pair of 256mb rimms seemed to be less than 50.00 on the average,

again, using ebay would be your choice.

I just happen to use EBAY to find parts for older machines that I want to keep going, and the RIMMS there seem to be reasonably priced.
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:41 PM

So are RDRAM and RIMM memory the same thing?

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 08:30 PM

Actually a RIMM (or CRIMM) is a device used in conjunction with a RDRAM module.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIMM
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:11 PM

If you go to Corsair's or Kingstons's web sites,you can link through to search engines that will ask you for the model and brand of your computer,and the engines will tell you what memory to order.

Also,if you Goggle ZipZoomFly,on their home page,in the list on the left column,at the bottom your will find links to Memory Calculators.

I think you can quicken your computer for less than four bills,but I'm not an expert.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:34 AM

rimm = rambus inline memory module = actual ram

crimm = RDRAM RIMM 184-pin Continuity Module = empty card

here is a link for new RAMBUS :

http://memorysuppliers.com/rambuskits.html

personally I would still use EBAY
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 06:43 PM

My mistake. Sorry.
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