View Full Version : 256MB CAS3 133Mhz RAM for ..... $49!
02-23-2001, 12:44 AM
EDIT---PRICE HAS GONE UP!! IT'S NOW $50!!!! :)
Heres the catch.... ONLY works with the following chipsets...: VIA KT-133, VIA KX-133, AMD 751 Iron Gate, VIA Apollo 133A Pro Chipsets ONLY
This guy put up some pix of his "mystery ram" here, as well as some other techno mumbo jumbo... http://www.roundsparrow.com/Comp/RAM2/
Damn thats cheap.
[Edited by phlick on 02-23-2001 at 03:03 PM]
02-23-2001, 07:26 AM
so it'll werk with my asus a7v right?
02-23-2001, 10:40 AM
Thats what I want to know too. I have an A7V also. my friend bought the same thing from these guys and he had compatibility problems. He had the KT7-Riad.
02-23-2001, 12:21 PM
KT7 Raid card should work.
I don't know anything about this co. or these chips 'cept whats up there.
Somebody buy this and let me know how it works. :)
02-23-2001, 12:55 PM
damnit, i just paid 45 bucks for 128 megs :(
02-23-2001, 11:09 PM
Heck, I'm picking 1 stick for my system. Thanks!
02-24-2001, 09:42 PM
Yeah I have an A7v also, I am curious myself. Anyone know how long this price lasts?
02-24-2001, 11:55 PM
Ok, I am kind of an idiot with these things.
Would this work for a Pentium 3 450? Can you even tell?
02-25-2001, 04:37 AM
Mahalo- probably not. I'm not Intel expert, but I dont think that they use the via chipset. Break out the motherboard documentation and check out the chipset for it. (most intel mobos use chipsets like the 810, 820, 815(?))
This ram will work with most AMD rigs.
As far as I know this is not a "sale" that will expire.
02-25-2001, 09:31 AM
It depends on your motherboard. I have Intel PIII FC-PGA 600E CPU with ASUS P3V4X motherboard utilizing Via chipset so the memory should work like a charm here.
i eat dogs
02-25-2001, 11:25 AM
yea, im also kind of a reatrd with these sorta things too... so could anyone tell me if it works for this piece of trash i run?
PIII 500 sittin on an asus 440bx P3BF... damn box is confusing...
if it doesnt, would you be able to tell me if this one on buy.com (http://www.us.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10251645&loc=400) will work for me?
and if THAT wont work, can someone point me to a good deal that will work for me...
02-26-2001, 01:34 AM
Too confusing. I guess that 64 megs is ok for me...
02-26-2001, 07:17 AM
AFAIK, the cheap generic SIMM's such as this will only work with motherboards sporting a recent VIA chipset - I don't think there's a single Intel chipset that support them.
The cheapest generic sticks use higher-density SDRAM chips on them, usually 4 per stick. There's something about this particular configuration that isn't supported at all by intel chipsets. For those, you'll usually need 8- or 16-chip sticks.
Yup, the cheapest generic 256MB sticks are a little under $50 now, as illustrated by pricewatch at http://www.pricewatch.com/1/33/1948-1 . For Intel(chipset)-compatible sticks, you're talking a little under $80 (http://www.pricewatch.com/1/33/1948-4.htm), and you have to tack $10 shipping on top of that.
For those kinda prices, you'd be better off going to Crucial for their insanely good support. Their current price is $90 (you get 15% off if you start shopping from http://www.crucial.com/webpromo ), for which you get your stick and *free* 2nd day shipping.
Guys like I eat dogs and the rest of us Intel chipset-equipped people should probably go through crucial for 256MB sticks, because it's effing confusing otherwise.
[Edited by Smeghead on 02-26-2001 at 07:21 AM]
i eat dogs
02-26-2001, 07:40 AM
wow, thank you so much... will you marry me? heh j/k.. well, that was easy enough... too bad they dont have 256 pc133 sticks... only pc100... so what should i do? buy 2 128 pc133 sticks($107) or one 256 pc100($87)?
02-26-2001, 11:18 AM
according to the compatibility table, the Asus A7V will work, but as far as i understand the K7V will NOT. Only the Duron-based (i.e. Socket A not the Slot A) mobo from Asus will work with this ram.
I've seen this price elswhere:
http://www.buyaib.com - $49
Price for regular PC133 256Mb DIMM is only $79 here. - not bad.
(they have some cool cheap cases too)
This place has some good prices on the Duron 800, A7Pro mobo, and the SuperORB cooling unit:
02-26-2001, 02:56 PM
... the ram I bought from JCS shopper awhile back for 150$ US. I bought 1 stick at 150, 1 stick at 115... and now it's at 49. *sigh*
FYI, I'm running them at CAS 2 in my P3V4X on an OC'd 566 Celeron at 95mhz FSB (807). Pretty stable, tho I did have some issues before.... I think it's my powersupply :)
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