TWO 256MB PC133 @ Staples $45 ea AR+Coupon

haner

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Good deal for those who got the GX240 or need extra memory.

1) Goto Staples and search for: 457395

Rebate says 1 but I called the hotline and they said you can get up to 3!

Since the GX240 has 2 slots, you can add two to your cart.

2) Apply coupon found at other sites to your cart for $20 off $100

3) Check out!

Here's the rundown:

Subtotal:
$139.88

Coupon Code(s):

XXXXX: -$20.00

Shipping:
$0.00

*Total:
$119.88


$69.94 * 2 = $139.88
$139.88 - $20 (coupon) = $119.88
$119.88 - $30 (rebate) = $89.88
$89.88 / 2 = $44.94 ea!

Of course, feel free to throw 3 into your cart and apply a $40 off $200! Your net cost after $40 coupon and rebate will come out to $41.60 ea!

Don't forget.. free shipping!!!!!!

BTW, Staples charges tax so it's going to be around $4 more per stick. Still about the same as buying in B&M but you save more with Staples.
 

zinkpig

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also if you want the 512 MB PC133 pricematch with CC's price of 129 so price at staples comes out to be 122. apply a 20$ coupon and it comes out 102 + tax...thers no BM coupon though..you have to do it online or on the phone
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buckeye

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are they cl2 or cl3? my dell came with cl2 128MB PC133 RAM, and it won't take cl3 128MB PC133 RAM. So make sure it is CL2 before you buy (for the new dell)...:)

btw, can I change the CL2 in my DELL to CL3 in the bios somehow, so that it takes CL3 DIMMs? does anyone know how to do it? pl lemme know. thanks.
 

haner

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Thanks for the info. The PNY part number for the 256 MB at Staples is P-APLG3100-256. I can't dig up any info on it though.
 

haner

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The staples description on the 256 says:

These 86-pin PNY SDRAM dual-in-line memory modules are reliable, industry-standard, 8-byte upgrades. Choose from the following types:

Can you put 86 pin SDRam into these systems???
 

apple222

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haner
Can you put 86 pin SDRam into these systems???


Crucial.com web site lists 168-pin DIMM.
This is cl2.
http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...ptiPlex&model=Optiplex+GX240+Series&submit=Go


Those thinking of going with CT32M64S4D75, it is cl3. ((coupon $20 less)
http://www.crucial.com/store/PartSpecs.asp?imodule=CT32M64S4D75



buckeye
are they cl2 or cl3?

It appears that 512mb is cl3, 256< is cl2.
Not sure about changing BIOS.


If using 256mb cl2 and 512mb cl3 together, then memory spead will be cl3.


CAS Latency (also referred to as CL or simply latency) is the amount of time it takes for your memory to respond to a command. Specifically, it is the length of time between memory receiving a command to read data, and the first piece of data being output from memory. Latency is measured in terms of clock cycles and is often noted as CL2 (two clock cycles) or CL3 (three clock cycles).

CL2 parts process data a little quicker than CL3 parts as it takes one clock cycle less for the initial data to be processed. However, after the first piece of data is processed, the rest of the data is processed at equal speeds. Latency only affects the initial burst of data. Once data starts flowing, there is no difference in processing speed. Please note, a clock cycle for a PC100 module is 10 nanoseconds so you probably won't notice a significant performance difference. Most systems will accept either latency part. However, there are some systems that will require either CL2 or CL3 parts.




Th
 

haner

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I'm sure the Staples page is a mis-print so this deal is good. To make this sweeter, just order the 512, use a 40 off coupon and call and PM to Circuit City.

BTW, I spoke with Crucial online and this is what they said:

Conrad> Your welcome
Me> Have a great day.
Me> Okay, thanks a lot!
Conrad> They will work together.
Me> And I noticed that the 512 ans 256 both have different ones.
Me> Okay, great, because I read somewhere that both memory modules
must have the save CL ratings.
Conrad> Yes you can.
Me> Hi, I was wondering if I can use both the 512MB of ram and the
256MB of ram in my Dell system even though they have different CL ratings.
Conrad> Hello Weihan. How can I help you?

He didn't seem like he wanted to talk or was knowledgable so YMMV.
 

CEO

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Oh please change the title to: "TWO 256MB PC133 @ Staples $90 AR+Coupon"
 

apple222

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Thanks, Haner!

I decided to gamble and go with the PNY memorey.
I know Staples is great on the rebates.

To sweeten the deal, I purchased:

2 256mb PNY 133 (457395) 69.94 139.88
Price match Circuit City (PYT2565137) - 5.45 -10.90
$15 Rebate (up to 3 per person) -15.00 -30.00
1 Norton System Works 2002 (469113) 49.94 49.94
Rebate -20.00 -20.00
Upgrade Rebate -30.00 -30.00
1 MS Encarta Deluxe (466262) 19.94 19.94
Rebate -10.00 -10.00
Coupon 40 off 200 -40.00
Tax 5% 10.49 10.49
Total 80.25


So, $40 per 128mb plus bonus software.


Have not yet determined if PNY is cl2 or cl3. Anyone know?


Anyone have any reason to not go with PNY, please speak.
They have lifetime warranty.
Crucial might be king, but PNY appears to be the "best buy".
 

theshamu

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<< Have not yet determined if PNY is cl2 or cl3. Anyone know? >>


Set it in your BIOS. The PNY memory I have (both 128 and256) can take the fastest setting in my BIOS without any problem.