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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2015, 09:31:38 am »
Dunno what the U and 555 stand for (you can ignore them), if it's DDR2 PC2-5300 unbuffered (aka. non-ECC) it should be fine.
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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2015, 09:33:16 am »
my question is what does the "U" and "555" signify? I checked out a really cheap 1 GB DDR2 RAM online by a brand named hynix and it says 667 MHz, universal support and single channel (costs around 5.40 dollars when converted to USD, including shipping). Is it gonna work?
U usually stands for Unbuffered as far as I know...  :)

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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2015, 10:43:29 am »
So it doesn't matter if it's buffered or unbuffered, right? any 1 GB DDR2 667 MHz RAM will work fine? :)

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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2015, 11:09:31 am »
NO .. it MUST be unbuffered (aka. non-ECC)

it cannot be ECC (error checking)

But not all unbuffered memory carries the "U" designation .. even though it IS unbuffered.
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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2015, 05:57:28 pm »
The website doesn't say much. infact, none of them do. a buddy of mine asked me to buy 2 sticks instead of the same product

http://m.snapdeal.com/product/hynix-desktop-ddr2-1gb-667/618728446251

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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2015, 02:00:00 am »
Those should be fine.

If a website doesn't specifically state that the RAM is ECC (error checking) it will be unbuffered (non-ECC) .. ECC is primarily for servers and is usually a LOT more expensive.
Most desktop motherboards cannot handle ECC RAM
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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2015, 02:50:10 am »
Thank you PCNetSpec. I just placed an order for my new RAM :) Finally, I will have 2 GB RAM and I'm gonna start by downloading (then installing) Peppermint Six 64-bit ;D

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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2015, 11:50:34 am »
Hi. So I installed the new RAM today. It's working fine. :) Thanks  ::)

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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2015, 05:11:37 pm »
Hi. So I installed the new RAM today. It's working fine. :) Thanks  ::)
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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2015, 11:42:19 pm »
Yes. the computer feels a little faster now. I did some reading on tomshardware and there was a post that said that dual channeling fastens up processes.

I must install peppermint six 64 bit soon :)
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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2015, 12:26:31 am »
I Learn something New Today ............

Code: [Select]
sudo dmidecode --type 17
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sudo dmidecode --type 17 | grep -i speed
There is any GUI tool for the same.

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Re: Upgrading RAM for a smoother Peppermint experience [SOLVED]
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2015, 10:30:24 am »
I think not