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Ram Up Grade , Can't Get The Recommended Ram

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#1 mypenry


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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:14 PM

I am planning to up grade my computer’s RAM , ( Acer E500 )
Ive been to the Kingston web site and it recommends the following RAM
for the up grade…..

D6464E40 512MB DDR2-533 DIMM - (Dual In-line Memory Module)

This is a review of the D6464E40 RAM ….

Kingston D12864E40 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM
Kingston memory - 1 GB - DIMM 240-pin

Product brief

Kingston memory - 1 GB - DIMM 240-pin
Description: This Kingston memory chip is a 1 GB, desktop memory module. Compared to other desktop memory modules on the market, it is expensive at around $170. This product meets the specifications for compatibility with AMD and Intel-based systems.

Pros: Has 1 GB of onboard memory. Also, this module has a 533 MHz clock speed. (Though you always want to purchase the fastest memory supported by your motherboard, be sure not to mix modules of different speeds if you already have memory installed.)

Cons: None noted, given available product data.
Suitability: A desktop memory module, suited for upgrading system RAM.
Value: Overall, this module's features are as expected for this price. Also, this module is made by Kingston, trusted for high-quality, tested RAM.

ive been to my local IT store and they recommended …..
Kingston ValueRAM 240 Pin 1GB DDR2-667 PC2-5300 RAM Retail
Kingston Part Number KVR533D2N4/1G

And I cannot find the recommended Kingston RAM (D6464E40 ) on sale here,
Also its difficult to order direct overseas from here in Thailand ,…… my question is ,

If I can only obtain the Kingston ValueRAM 240 Pin 1GB DDR2-667 PC2-5300 RAM Retail here, could there be any problems with installing this RAM …?

I did email Kingston about my problem and received this reply….

Thank you for your enquiry.

We do not recommend you to use ValureRam for system specific models, but recommend you to use the parts listed, in this case D12864E40. The listed part numbers are fully tested with the specific system. As for ValueRam, we cannot guarantee you 100% compatibility.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you & regards,

I know I should go with Kingston’s advice, but I cannot get the RAM recommended here
Only the ValueRAM .

So any advice on this would be most welcome,

Thanks .... Mypenry

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:49 PM

If I read crucials' list of compatible modules correctly, everything everything from DDR2 8500 on down is compatible with your computer.

just click on the show all link on this page: http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...del=Aspire+E500

dont worry about value ram or not they just dont want you to buy the less expensive stuff. DDR2 533 of any good brand name will work fine with your machine.

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#3 mypenry

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:48 AM

Thanks again oldf@rt , yes I was wondering what the cost difference got

Kingston D12864E40 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM = $170

Kingston ValueRAM 240 Pin 1GB DDR2-667 PC2-5300 RAM = $65

( the $65 is the price here in Thailand )

so it looks as if I will go with the ValueRAM....

what a difference !!!,

thanks ...... Mypenry

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