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    RAM for Packard Bell

    I use a PB Multimedia S605. I have 64 MB or RAM, running W98 with a 233 MHz Pentium processor. I'd like to upgrade my RAM. Many moons ago, I wrote to PB to ask about what kind of RAM sticks I'd need. They told me I could buy anybody's RAM until I hit the 64 MB size. That's what I'll need to go beyond the 64 MB I now have (2 X 32 MB). PB said that if I want to buy a 64 MB stick, I'd have to buy it from Packard Bell and only Packard Bell. I thought their price was bit steep at the time, so I didn't buy. Now Packard Bell seems to have dropped off the radar screen. I have not a clue what makes PB's RAM sticks different from anybody else's. Can anybody offer any thoughts? If PB has tubed, where can I get RAM? BTW: Does anybody know what happened to Packard Bell? (Maybe no one cares--everyone I talk to says nobody's gonna miss them.)

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    Re: RAM for Packard Bell

    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.kingston.com/>Kingston</A> - they have a drop-down list of manufacturers that includes PB - I didn't venture any further.
    Good luck.

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    Re: RAM for Packard Bell

    Thanks for the tip. The web site's drop-down list does not include my model, but I've written to Kingston's marketing department.

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    Re: RAM for Packard Bell

    Hi
    Usually proprietary brand RAM means that it has to meet exact specs pretty strictly. It does not mean you necessarily have to buy their over-priced stuff. (at least, that's my experience).
    Read your mother-board manual carefully, then have a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.crucial.com>Crucial</A>. They sell just about every type of RAM (and there are dozens) at remarkably low prices. eg. 256Mb ECC PC133 for 65ukp. Mine arrived, post-free, two working days after it was ordered. Crucial have Packard bell RAM and models in their lists, - many of which use the now relatively old and expensive EDO RAM. You could do worse than give them a try.

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