[rescue] Learned something new today...

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Mon Jul 16 16:11:34 CDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wanted to use RAM from a Dell 2950 in my AMD server, but now that I need to
> buy some, I'm leery of eBay and memory store prices are 2x or more than eBay
> prices...

I've had much more success than failure on eBay sourced RAM over the
last 5 or so years, especially when dealing with older registered/ecc
ram (built out a lot of dl145 g1/g2 machines, and recently got a
couple of dual opterons with ddr1 ecc reg that needed more ram).

There are a lot of reputable sellers who use ebay as an alternate
venue, and a lot of reputable sellers who only sell on eBay.  Check
their return policy and recent feedback (especially on similar items)
and you should be okay.

And fwiw, DDR2 and DDR3 will not be intercompatible even if they're
the same level of buffering/registration.


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