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#75950 26-Jan-2011 10:33
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Hi I am upgrading my daughters PC
at the moment it has
1Rx8 PC2-5300-555-12  (512)

I am looking at buying a 1g    2Rx8 PC2-5300-555-12


what is the difference in the 1Rx8 and 2Rx8  /\?


thanks Dee




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  #431330 26-Jan-2011 10:59
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Dreamy: Hi I am upgrading my daughters PC
at the moment it has
1Rx8 PC2-5300-555-12  (512)

I am looking at buying a 1g    2Rx8 PC2-5300-555-12


what is the difference in the 1Rx8 and 2Rx8  /\?


thanks Dee


1Rx8 usually means the memory chips are only on one side of the pcb. 2 means they are on both sides.




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  #431368 26-Jan-2011 12:54
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sorry to appear thick about this, so they should work ok together in a pc?


many thanks for any help




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  #431371 26-Jan-2011 13:02
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Dreamy: sorry to appear thick about this, so they should work ok together in a pc?


many thanks for any help


nah, sorry. forgot to add that part of the response.

They should work ok - should being the operative word. Ideally, matched pairs will always work better so depending on the budget it would be better to get 2x1gb sticks.

theoretically there should be no issue at all. practically speaking things like bios support will determine whether or not it will work.

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  #431548 26-Jan-2011 19:44
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What OS is that PC running? If it is Vista or windows 7, then you should consider getting two 1Gb sticks and discarding the 512, or even better, 2 x 2Gb sticks. If you can't stretch to 2x 2Gb, then at least get one, and plan to upgrade the 512 to another later on.

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  #431605 26-Jan-2011 22:52
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trig42: What OS is that PC running? If it is Vista or windows 7, then you should consider getting two 1Gb sticks and discarding the 512, or even better, 2 x 2Gb sticks. If you can't stretch to 2x 2Gb, then at least get one, and plan to upgrade the 512 to another later on.


I doubt they would have been running vista or win7 on 512mb ram.
problem is, being pc2-5300 your options may be limited depending on what is the fastest memory it can support.

the 1x2gb option isn't a bad idea though 



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  #431793 27-Jan-2011 13:00
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thanks for all your help

Its running xp home



cheers Dee




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