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post #1 of 15
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My friend has this old computer like 5 yrs old and he wants to add more ram and he needs this ram called RDRAM i have no idea what it is maybe you guys can help me



that is a cpu-z thing of it

he wants another 512mb stick so if you can get some links for it that'd be great
post #2 of 15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147005

Its redicously expensive and must be used in pairs, its probally a better idea to buy a new motherboard and normal RAM lol
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OH JESUS. Be prepared to spend a lot of money.

RDRAM was used by the first generation of Pentium 4 processors and costs a hell of a lot of money, even now.
    
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post #4 of 15
Holy crap..this is really old RAM and it's actually expensive. Hold up.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ll&srchInDesc=
The 512MB dimm is $200+

Edit Another source All 512MB dimms are over $200 lol...Get a new set up. Or add something less. Maybe 128 or 256MB.
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post #5 of 15
RD Ram is also called RAMBUS ram it was popular for some late P3's and early P4's and is worth it's weight in gold. A 128mb stick can set you back as much as $150 so typically it's cheaper to just replace your motherboard with something that will run DDR266
post #6 of 15
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yeah thanks guys, damn thats expensive, i just read something and it said SDRAM can transfer at a maximum of 100mhz and RDRAM transfers up to 800Mhz

thats crazy

lol a 512mb stick costs 2x as much as the ram i have for my PC
post #7 of 15
RDRAM, on paper, looks great...but that's it. When you pair rambus with a p4 you get some awesome performance out of it in benchmarks, but its expensive as hell...which is its main downside- oh and the ram in pairs thing kills it too.
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post #8 of 15
Ya rambus has to be purchased in pairs and all ram slots have to be populated. Most companies put 2 sticks in one set of slots and dummy sticks in the other 2 sets. Can't buy a single 512 stick you would have to buy 2 256's or 2 512's. Rambus lost its popularity due to the fact when it first came out it was around $1000 for a 128mb stick and also intel had major problems with the first rambus chipset the 820, because there was a design flaw in the memory controller of that chipset.
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post #9 of 15
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yeah, my friend says it's a little to expensive for him, idk y he wanted it, he says his PC kept restarting sometimes and he gets a webpage this 1:

http://wer.microsoft.com/responses/R...7-d62ea9c886d3

and he doesn't know what to do
post #10 of 15
Get it off of ebay, its actually really cheap there... http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-of-72-RDRAM-...QQcmdZViewItem
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