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    I have a stick of RAM.. but is it for a PC?

    Basically a friend of mine gave me a stick of 512. Looks like the usual DDR stuff. But anyway he said that it blew up his old computer... I don't know exactly what happened but I took it anyway.

    I haven't tried it yet, but I have noticed one thing.. the chips on it look different than usual. Instead of being rectangles they are little black squares.. 2 groups of 4 on one side (so 8).

    Is it possible this memory is for a PowerPC or something? This is what it says on the sticker which is on the RAM:

    HYS64T64000HU-5-A
    A5V44405428
    Assembled in Portugal
    512mb 1 rx8 PC2-3200U-333-11-A1


    Then there is a barcode.


    Any ideas? Googling around seems to suggest it is Dell memory or something.

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    This little sqaures of boxes on memory vary between manufacturers. MEasure it up with another bit of RAM that is in your computer and see if they are the same size etc.

    If he blew up his computer, i would try this RAM in an old computer or something. If you dont have an old one, take out your current RAM and anything you don't particularily need, such as your graphics card (if your mobo has integrated graphics). Then try this RAM by itself and see if it's alright.

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    But anyway he said that [the ram] blew up his old computer...
    You should tell him not to install it while the PC is turned on

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    It's a stick of Infineon 512MB PC2-3200 240-Pin DDR2 400MHz, and yes it's used by Dell.

    Should be perfectly normal PC memory, though could cause problems if it's not used in a motherboard that supports it.

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    It's DDR2 basically. Google the numbers

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    OK. Well I have an old computer I could test it on I guess..

    The chips on the RAM are normally around 1cm x 2.1cm. But the RAM in question is 1cm x 1cm.

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    OK. Well I have an old computer I could test it on I guess..

    The chips on the RAM are normally around 1cm x 2.1cm. But the RAM in question is 1cm x 1cm.
    Just means that they are the newer BGA type chips.

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    Oh ok. Cheers. Will test it out on an old computer sometime.

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