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21-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Anyone got a spare stick of PC2300 512mb ram lying around.
I want 3 in total if possible.

Free is good but can pay :)

21-04-2009, 09:23 PM
DDR Ram is worth a bit these days

Look on TradeMe:)


21-04-2009, 10:49 PM
Finding it is the problem, not the cost

21-04-2009, 11:26 PM
Did you mean to say PC3200 perhaps?

22-04-2009, 12:10 AM
No but you can give me some of yours! :p

22-04-2009, 12:11 AM
Finding it is the problem, not the cost

Then go to pricespy and be prepared to sell your grandmother...

22-04-2009, 12:29 AM
Well ok the NEW price is a problem...
I can't identify the motherboard, everest comes up empty and there is nothing written on it, any other ram that might fit?

22-04-2009, 01:22 AM
Run CPU-Z. This will tell you what RAM you have. Then just go get more of the same.

22-04-2009, 08:04 AM
If its DDR you are after - as blam said its not to cheap - Ascent (http://www.ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=31) have some in 512.

If you are not to sure exactly what RAM it is you need, take the side off the PC and remove/look at whats in there now.

Had to get some 512 DDR for a customer last week from my suppliers - it is available - just not to cheap.
This stuff - Kingston ValueRAM 512MB DDR-400 Non-ECC CL3 (3-3-3) DIMM was the cheapest, at around $60

22-04-2009, 08:22 AM
I did look thats where I got pc2300 DDR from but that stuff is hard to find and too expensive.

Can anyone recommended other ram that is likely to fit pc???? maybe that is not as expensive as 2300

22-04-2009, 09:14 AM
The Older DDR Memory is no longer manufactured ( been told that by several Suppliers), hence the higher price.

The value RAM as per Ascent is about the average price for DDR.
You may be able to find some cheaper by a $ or two if you look around, or maybe even on TradeMe - but you have to be careful buying any PC component off trademe.
Unless someone has some second hand stuff then thats the price range.

22-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Yeah thats why I posted here, if anyone has a parts stash they would likely be here.

22-04-2009, 11:33 AM
If someone here had a stash of old parts like that then they would probably already have sold it, like me, to earn some money:)

But, your best luck would be trademe, keep waiting.

And just keep in mind, if you do get used RAM, make sure you ask if its been overclocked and how it has been treated to make sure it'll last when you start to use it


22-04-2009, 11:42 AM
It's weird.. I search around it seems that PC-2300 may actually exist. It's just not part of the standard JEDEC specification.

Find out what speed the memory actually runs at, and then find something suitable.

I imagine you could just get PC-2700 and use it, it would just underclock a bit and still work.

In either case, identifying your motherboard would probably help. You say it has no markings and nothing comes up in everest?

What PC is it from, was it a custom build or a brand name PC like HP, Dell etc..?

Sometimes they have numbers just not the obvious big huge silkscreened white ones like Asus etc. Often it'll be small text, probably about 3mm high, the same colour as the traces on the board.

Next to the keyboard connector is sometimes a good place to look. Sometimes they can put a sticker somewhere (like BIOS chip or on the side of the last PCI/ISA slot) which can give you information.

Sometimes it may not even look like a model number. EG: Gateway just use a product number for everything, such as "4000585"

22-04-2009, 12:38 PM
I got some numbers off it but google came up with nothing on them

4A8326 00237

Acer branded desktop