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Is there a difference between this RAM http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...356206&CatId=0
and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144305 they are both GEIL value512mb PC-3200 DDR 400
because I was wondering because i have Geil value ram pc-3200 DDR 400 but i dont know which one i have. neither of those links look like my RAM. mine doesnt have a heat spreader and doesnt say GEIL on it but the place i bought my computer from www.cyberpowerinc.com says i have geil value ram. any help?
EDIT: I no i should get a kit. Thats what I alraedy have but the trouble im having is what kit do i have. i have DDR 400 PC-3200 and im pretty sure its geil value series
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Out of all the programs I have (pc wizard, everest HE, cpu-z) they all say my ram manufacturer is unknown. Im thinking its geil value series because thats what it says i have on my order information but maybe its not true because nonoe of these programs know
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Is there a difference between this RAM http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...356206&CatId=0
and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144305 they are both GEIL value512mb PC-3200 DDR 400
Apparently there's no difference. Both even have a CAS latency of 2.5
Just one thing though: NewEgg mentions it's an OEM product.
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So would you say that an OEM is bad or good?
EDIT: Do you know any tips on how to find out your RAM manufacturer?
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post #5 of 10
Look on the modules for a part number and post this.

There may also be a paper label on them for the manufacturer etc.

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Nope I'm not saying OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is bad.
It's just that OEM items have a shorter warranty period (usually one month or so) and they don't come in a box or with a manual.

As for finding out your ram manufacturer I'm afraid you have to do what xie67 suggested: Look on the modules for a part number or paper label.
Unfortunately software like cpuz or everest often display the chip manufacturer name which might (and normally is) different from the ram manufacturer. For example I have Kingston ram but those programs display it as Samsung.
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There is like 4 different codes of numbers on paper on the RAM. Are you saying that once I get the code I will have to go to all the RAM sites and see if it matches or something?
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What are the codes ? I'll see if I can "google" something for you.
Can you read any other info on the labels ? Like a manufacturer name ?
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The codes are : 1. 30250140 2. 244240. The second stick has the same codes. There is one more code put its smaller and I cannot read it without taking the RAM out. If these codes do not work tell me and I will give you the third one.
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post #10 of 10
I'm guessing those are generic IC's as I have never seen numbers like that before.
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