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06-10-2008, 05:50 PM
Hi there,

Am looking at getting some RAM for a friends desktop. Its a Dell Dimension C521, so according to its manual/ website takes DDR2 ram, up to 1 GB, in pairs (if 2 slots) and it must be non ECC and unbuffered. Fine.

She is on Vista Home Basic (I know, don't start please :) ) . Is there any advantage of 667 MHz vs 533MHz?

As to where to get it, my first option is consumables.co.nz, but they are a bit more expensive than others. Is brand name a safer bet? I see on pricespy 'Kingston ValueRAM', should I be concerned about the 'value' part?

Sorry for so many questions. Cheers in advance for any help.


06-10-2008, 06:19 PM
I used 'Kingston ValueRAM' in a recent upgrade of my lappy. All good, I've very happy. :)

06-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Depends on who you ask, whether a RAM module is generic or proprietary does not really matter. Some of these sticks come with better warranty deals, so be sure to check out this aspect!

Cheers :)

06-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Nothing wrong with Value ram that I know of using in two of my desktops according to the corsair RAM guide results here (http://www.corsairmemory.com/configurator/system_results.aspx?id=60049) it should use 553Mhz. Try Ascent.co.nz for prices or laptopbatteries.co.nz for more prices

06-10-2008, 06:59 PM
And if you manage to find any RAM available for $15.70 then tell me XD. Desperate need for RAM hahaha.

06-10-2008, 07:01 PM
And if you manage to find any RAM available for $15.70 then tell me XD. Desperate need for RAM hahaha.

What type?

06-10-2008, 07:06 PM
Thanks a lot. Another question; All the memory I am looking at says PC2-4200 (for the 533MHz variety) but in the Dell manual says "If you install mixed pairs of DDR2 533-MHz (PC2-4300)".

Should I be worried that the number is the same? The situation is the same for the 667 speed too.


06-10-2008, 07:09 PM
Ok also the Kingston website says that 667MHz is okay for the computer. Sounds like the way to go.