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Dakker

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My dell came with a single stick of 256MB Rambus, and prior to discovering the OC advantages of DDR, I was going to use Rambus, but was unsure of what motherboard to pick because I didn't know the speed of the ram. I got out Sandra to take a look and see what the speed was and it gave me this:

SiSoftware Sandra

Computer System
Manufacturer : Dell Computer Corporation
Model : XPS1000
Unique ID : DFC12840-D41142A7-10008BBC-92BEFD83

System Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 2
BANK1 - J6J2 : RIMM RAMBUS 256MB/16 @ 356Mt/s

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 0 Setting : 64MB RDRAM 10-1-1-1R 8-1-1-1W 8/7CL
Bank 1 Setting : 64MB RDRAM 10-1-1-1R 8-1-1-1W 8/7CL
Bank 2 Setting : 64MB RDRAM 10-1-1-1R 8-1-1-1W 8/7CL
Bank 3 Setting : 64MB RDRAM 10-1-1-1R 8-1-1-1W 8/7CL
Speed : 2x 355MHz (710MHz data rate)
Multiplier : 2.66x
Refresh Rate : 1.95µs
Power Down Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module 2 : 4R256CPE6C-745 54000100 256MB/16 (128Mx16) RDRAM RIMM PC714-45 (CL2-2 upto 372MHz) (CL2-2 upto 300MHz)

I highlighted the bold area because that is the speed it is registering for the Ram, I was only aware of 600/800/1066/1200 speeds..... Is it somehow overclocked or underclocked from Dell?? Anyone have any ideas I'm really curious..
 

larva

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There was a PC700 grade as well. Memory manufacturers had such a tough time getting RDRAM to run the intended PC800 spec that they had to create the PC600 and 700 grades as a means to dispose of all the examples that wouldn't run PC800 successfully.

I hope you understand that this ram is usefull for running your dell, but nothing else. P4 chipsets support only down to PC800, and being dual channel require two modules to complete a bank.
 
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Dakker

Dakker

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larva said:
I hope you understand that this ram is usefull for running your dell, but nothing else. P4 chipsets support only down to PC800, and being dual channel require two modules to complete a bank.


Hence the switch to DDR ;) The first thing I started to do was see what I could and could not salvage from the wreckage to put into my new computer.