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MDA
26-02-2004, 19:03:41
I'm trying to find the equivalent to this without buying from Gateway. 99 bucks for memory is too much.

Running a huge document(s) in word, with half a dozen articles open in Acrobat, and RefMan and Explorer open is beginning to take its toll.

Can't find it on newegg, but I expect its there and I'm just stupid.

MDA
26-02-2004, 19:12:29
Its in a laptop computer - 200 pin?

MDA
26-02-2004, 19:17:04
This is what it looks like. I think.

Will any 256 MB DDR PC-2100 memory work with the stick I have in there already?

Should I be worried by the 16Mx16 on my chip label when all the memory I can buy is 32M x 64?

zmama
26-02-2004, 20:06:58
Try crucial.com

MDA
26-02-2004, 21:04:32
Yep, saw crucial memory at newegg, too. I guess I'll give it a try.
Gateway is charging double what newegg and crucial charge.

There's a sucker born every minute, and they all shop at Gateway.

zmama
26-02-2004, 21:06:59
And the rest of us suckers shop at Dell :D

MDA
26-02-2004, 21:30:20
Got Crucial memory, 256MB for 42 dollars at newegg, free shipping. :rolleyes:

Less than half of Gateway's price, and 5 dollars less than Crucial was selling it for on their own site.

I'm sure it was'nt the cheapest around, either.

zmama
26-02-2004, 21:44:57
Laptop memory always costs more....but thats not a bad price. I'll bet its close to cheapest when you figure in the shipping.

Lurker
27-02-2004, 13:54:35
Is it a Gateway laptop? Don't those big sellers like Dell and Gateway use bassackwards cards and things so you can't upgrade with 3rd party components? Don't know if they do that with memory, but I had a Dell that was that way with the video card.

zmama
27-02-2004, 14:22:29
Memory isn't a problem.
The video in laptops is often integrated into the motherboard...all brands not just the biggies. It's the exception that you can upgrade the video. If you think about it, it makes sense. Fitting a full size retail video card into a laptop would make it cease to be laptop size.

MDA
27-02-2004, 16:45:02
The fans alone on some of them would do that.

I have an ATI Mobility M6 video card. There's no access cover for it on the back of the laptop, so based on that, I'd say its a permanent feature of the motherboard?

zmama
27-02-2004, 16:54:01
Most likely, unless you want to do some tricky soldering. And can find someone to sell you an upgrade.
I don't know for sure though, the website tech specs will tell you if it's upgradable.

MDA
27-02-2004, 17:20:14
I don't want to upgrade the video. Its as good as it needs to be for work, and I'll have my desktop "game" computer back when I move to Maryland. :)

Want you to sign your contract
Want you to sign today
Gonna give you lots of money
Workin’ for FDA.

zmama
27-02-2004, 17:31:19
When do you start?

MDA
27-02-2004, 17:36:08
Either April 19, or May 3. Depends on how smoothly the graduation process goes.

zmama
27-02-2004, 17:52:11
Yaaay! :D

MDA
27-02-2004, 22:30:48
I wish I could get excited, but the best I can do is feel relieved.

My memory is packed and ready to ship!!!

zmama
27-02-2004, 23:25:55
Relieved will do :) Maybe you'll be more excited after all your PhD stuff is over...and you can leave Columbus and go somewhere safe like PG county :lol:

MDA
01-03-2004, 18:19:06
Blech, I-95 corridor. If the bad guys didn't get me, the commute would.

Hard to believe I'll be feeling safer in MD than Columbus, but MD caught their sniper already.

On topic, my memory is now in Columbus, but won't be delivered until Wednesday? :confused:

There really ought to be a rush and feeling of accomplishment when you finish a big degree. No one I know remembers it being that way, though. "I'm glad its over" is the most common thing I hear.