Are these the same RAM?
I want to upgrade my ram, so i ran the thing at crucial, and i know that the ram at crucial IS the ram I need, but shipping is cheaper at walmart. AT crucial, it says PC2-5300, and at walmart is says PC5300, so i dont know if they are the same. I think im going to buy it at crucial, just to be safe, but i would like to get it with cheaper shipping, or best, in store.
is this any different?
- gospielerLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
They look the same memory, it's a mistype.
• Crucial 1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
• Walmart Crucial 1GB DDR2 PC5300 240 Pin DIMM
• Walmart ACP-EP MEMORY 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHZ 240-PIN
The key is the word DDR2 and there is no such thing as PC-5300 RAM. DDR RAM technology never got that fast, so it is more likely a mistype.
SUMMARY: When it says DDR2 then it should also say PC2-5300
• PC-5300 would denote that it is DDR RAM (but PC-5300 does not exist), while PC2-5300 would denote DDR2 RAM.
• DDR2 is a newer version of DDR and the latest generation is DDR3.
• When upgrading the memory, it is essential that you purchase the right type of memory module, because DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory are Iincompatible with each other. You cannot use a DDR2 module in a DDR slot because a DDR2 will not fit into a standard DDR socket or into a DDR3 socket. However, some motherboards can have slots for both DDR/DDR2 or DDR2/DDR3 modules. No motherboards support all three types.