Is my Stick of RAM compatable?

November 18, 2009 at 10:50:25
Specs: Windows XP
I have been trying to figure out if it is the ram or the harddrive on my computer for why the operating system keeps on crashing.
I pulled out the ram that was in it and it says that it is:
Everywhere I look says that PC3200 Ram is supposed to be 400Mhz and that a Ram operating at 333MHz is actually PC2700.

According to everything I can find on these computers, they are supposed to have PC2700 RAM in it.

The stick in it is made by Ramaxel. Spects on the stick are:
64Mx64 DDR SO 512M
RMH1440LB38C6T-400 00123050
PC3200-333 LF 20063332

I hope that this is enough info to let me know if it is the right ram to begin with.


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November 18, 2009 at 12:16:37
Definitely something wierd about Ramaxel sticks - some time ago I came across one of their PC5300 sticks labelled (& implying) '555' when it should be 667MHz. That was one I just scrapped at the time, but your posting reminded me of it. Even though, in theory, putting slower speed memory in a system should still work I'd be inclined to try a known branded stick instead.

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November 18, 2009 at 12:36:41
the computer is a compaq presario v5000 laptop

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November 18, 2009 at 12:46:08
If it's the original stick then try running memcheck on it to see if it's failed.

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November 18, 2009 at 20:40:22
The '333' may not be a frequency rating. I came across a reference to PC4200-444. The explanation of the 444 is that it specifies the timing--CL4:

If that were the case then '333' may mean CL3, a value found in PC3200 ram.

But I also found references to PC3200/333 mhz and PC4200/444 mhz so either I'm wrong or those who posted those figures just assumed they mean speed (mhz) and included it.

I also thought maybe it meant they could run at 333 mhz (PC2700) as well as 400 but they should do that anyway so why include it?

Maybe jam will be along to clear it up.

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