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2003-02-09, 04:12 PM
okay before I click buy is everyone here sure that pc2100 ddr ram can run a 256 chip and a 512?

2003-02-09, 04:17 PM
Huh? pc2100 ram comes in those sizes. WTH are you asking?

2003-02-09, 04:21 PM
512MB Dell Dimension 4400 184 Pin PC2100 DDR DIMM can that chip run with this256MB Dell Dimension 4400 184 Pin PC2100 DDR DIMM? for a total of 768mb of ram

2003-02-09, 04:23 PM
I'd like to tell you yes, but I don't know dick about Dells, call their tech support line. They can tell you real quick. The problem is if your comp is old, the max ram might be 512. I don't know.

2003-02-09, 04:25 PM
it's one 1024 max its only 6 months old and last time I called tech support I got this guy I couldn't understand. He talked like Boomhower in king of the hill and it took me 45 minutes to get to him:mad:

2003-02-09, 04:28 PM
The only other thing would be if that Ram had to be run in equal size pairs, but I don't think so. Why not just get the larger stick anyway and be done with it. Other than that, it looks like you got the right thing.

2003-02-09, 04:34 PM
okay it should be here soon and I'll post to say if it works or not and even if it doesn't I'll still have the requirments

2003-02-12, 06:12 AM
It'll work, you might experience some instability and it's not a recomended setup to have 2 different sized ram chips...

but heres a tip to help whit some more stability:

Make sure the 512MB chip is in DIMM slot 1, not 2 or 3. and have the 256chip in DIMM 2... Yes it matters in both performance and stability.

2003-02-12, 06:31 AM
how bad will the instabability be?

2003-02-12, 06:34 AM
It's not a guarantee that you'll have instability, if you don't OC and such you'll probably never notice anny.... but there IS a small chance that your system can become unstable, i.e lock up, random reboots and such. It's not likely if you don't OC but i figured i should warn you.