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I am trying to go the cheapest way possible in buying DDR2 1gb sticks of ram. I am using a old Desktop as a server so I am trying to upgrade it a bit.

Will this ram work? Ebay Link
Will any type of ECC/Buffered ram work in a regular Desktop PC? The CPU in it is a AMD Athlon 64.
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I am trying to go the cheapest way possible in buying DDR2 1gb sticks of ram. I am using a old Desktop as a server so I am trying to upgrade it a bit.

Will this ram work? Ebay Link
Will any type of ECC/Buffered ram work in a regular Desktop PC? The CPU in it is a AMD Athlon 64.

If I'm not mistaken, it's the CPU that determines whether or not ECC memory can be used, and I don't think the Athlon supports it. So I'm going to go with "no," unfortunately.
    
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You will need non-ecc.
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Does it matter if it's buffered or no?
Also would anyone have any idea where to get some decent DDR2 1gb sticks of ram for cheap?
Edited by RussianC - 4/19/13 at 4:22pm
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I find ebay or craigslist is the cheapest place to find it.Try checking in the marketplace here on ocn someone might be selling some. I would look for non-ecc unbuffered ram but make sure you know what size will work example 6400 , 4200??
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Running with 2500K? You are going to need non-ECC RAM modules.
Edited by d6bmg - 4/20/13 at 8:00am
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I found these Specs It's a upgrade for a Dell Dimension E521. AMD version.
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Here is some info from crucial LINK You want non-ecc unbuffered like I mentioned. You can handle 4gb so go find pc2-5300 either 4x1gb or 2x2gb
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Like I said, cheap as possible. 40 bucks to upgrade this PC with only ram is a bit to much.
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