Is my Gateway worth upgrading?

Gateway / Atxaeg lx3 700s
March 25, 2009 at 16:45:14
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Gateway ATXAEG LX3 700s that is about six years old. It has a Pentium 4 2.4GHZ. It also has the expensive PC-800 RDRAM. It came with 256mb of ram and I am wondering if it is worth upgrading to 1G. Or should I save my money and invest in a new system?

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#1
March 26, 2009 at 06:29:26
Depends on what you expect the computer to do. If memory upgrade alone will get you where you want to be then you may be able to find some RDRAM at a reasonable cost. New is fairly expensive.

if you are looking to play games and stuff then I suggest you look for something newer.

I don't have much knowledge of RDRAM but you may need to pull some of your RAM in order to get to 1GB. The cost of 1GB of RDRAM 800 is $320 at the first site I found.

For that kind of cash you can almost get a new computer that would be faster than your current one.

http://www.memorysuppliers.com/sa10...


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#2
March 26, 2009 at 06:47:35
I don't think it would cost $300.00 to upgrade. I just got a 512 stick for an old Gateway I had for about $30.00 the speed was 400 Mhz but still I don't think it would cost that much. Check a local shop they may have a good deal.

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#3
March 26, 2009 at 09:41:37
ChrisG

You evidently don't know what RDRAM is. It is really expensive and not even being used in any current boards, to my knowledge. Just look at the link or Google for yourself.


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#4
March 26, 2009 at 17:28:56
Ok my P4 Gateway takes DDR 266 Mhz. I said the 512 stick was 400 Mhz but its 266 Mhz. The system can take 400 Mhz speed. And yes I have heard of RDRAM but I know for some reasons it is rare. Why would I not know what RDRAM is? I do work at a computer shop you know. I have not worked there long enough to deal with any RDRAM. But Ive seen some of those Gateway's like his with the same type of ram thats in mine. Mine is from 2003.

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#5
March 26, 2009 at 18:16:39
Because you think you can buy some for $40. Google before posting.

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#6
March 26, 2009 at 21:09:57
Pentium 4 releases covered 5 years from 2000 to 2005 Chris. Intel was in bed with RDRAM from 2000 'til 2003 but was cheating on the RDRAM relationship with DDR.

The honeymoon was well over 2 years before your 2003 Gateway was built.

RDRAM was pretty good stuff when introduced but too expensive to manufacture to catch on with customers like me and you. By the time cheaper DDR came into widespread use, RDRAM was effectively dead.

You should know stuff like this if you're gonna give advice; doesn't make any difference if you work in a computer shop or run a shovel for a gardening service.

A bunch of us have passed out some bad advice too...goes with the territory when we reply 4,000, 12,000, 17,000 times. But, knowing someone might be depending on our answers, we also try to do proper research before answering. You need to do the same.

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#7
March 27, 2009 at 19:59:35
meh!

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