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21-11-2001, 04:22 PM
where is the best place to buy ram in auckland. and what brand should I buy?

I have a 440bx motherboard with 2 spare dimms.
64MB in slot 0.

I think max mem per slot is 128MB unregistered and 256MB registered,what does this mean (buffered??). Would like to add 256MB if possible

mother board supports 66 and 100 bus speeds.

Does it matter if I buy pc133 ram?

Seems to be great variation in ram prices on the net.

how much should I pay?

all advice appreciated.

21-11-2001, 04:46 PM
Dick smith has a special for ram about $57 last I looked.
It's PC133 ram but the speed does not matter because it will run at the speed of your motherboard bus, which, buy the way, you should set at 100. If you 64MB dimm is 66mhz then throw it away, they're really cheap now.

21-11-2001, 05:07 PM
Good call, Gerard.

I think we should all buy more memory to help boost the local economy.

It might even help our PCs to run faster.

Regards,
Robo.

21-11-2001, 05:08 PM
OEM Computers (www.oemcomputers.co.nz) are selling 256MB SDRAM 168pin ( pc-133) for $95 or 512MB SDRAM 168pin (pc-133) for $195.

21-11-2001, 05:34 PM
DSE are good for walk-in-walk out purchases with a cast-iron guarantee and you don't have to have your computer down while you wait for replacements if you have to return faulty parts. The price is higher but the purchase security is unbeatable.

Having said that, I've looked at several local sites over the last few days and the two best for range and prices are computerpulse.co.nz and tastech.co.nz.

On both sites you get to see the brand of product (unlike oemcomputers site) and tastech's site is tops for no frills-no ego fully detailed sales info.

Only thing I don't know is if they deliver as much as they promise. Any satisfied tastech users out there?

Billy 8-[)