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Old 10-11-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Info on sanatorium ram : singapore

Hullo all,

-=- computer ram sticks -=-
-=- computer ram modules -=-

I decided to up my ram from a 1GB dual pair ddr400 (ddr1),(pc3200) to a 2Gb dual pair.

I'm trying to get some information on ram sticks. With a brand name of 'sanatorium', from Singapore ... based on what was shown to me on looking into a couple of local computer shops.

I didn't have my classes on at the time, but the brand name is either that or sounds/looks very similar.

At around 65 to 75 dollars for a 1Gb stick they sounded grossly under priced for .au. Even with the high current dollar rate.

So i'm smelling a bit of a 'smirf' in their direction at present (grin).

And as i haven't heard of them before i though i 'd try a search ... nothing appears to be available though. The usual searches haven't turned up anything as yet ...

And a search on 'computermarket' ... a local on-line supplier i'm registered with, hasn't got any references to them too ... preferring cosair and kingston, at what, as i remember, a more correct price.

I'm wondering if any one knows anything about these modules/company ?

Also wondering on, what to look for on a stick to get its' cas/ras rating. That is ... the 4 numbers, such as,


etc ??

memcheck rates my current giel ram as the second, but there dosen't seem to be anything on the stick or box to suggest that.

And i can remember the counter person where i bought them pretending he was deaf when asked at the time too (grin).



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Old 10-12-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Could that brand name have been "Strontium"?

As in "Strontium 1GB DDR400 (PC3200)"

If so my current favourite supplier sells them for au$46, or would if they currently had any in stock -

I had a bit of a look around for you and Strontium is a US company that makes RAM from chips made by Hynix, I've never heard of either of them before. Neither company will list the chips Cas/Ras/page rates.

If you could run it, DDR2 is much cheaper. It's a shame but as the older technology stops being produced it becomes more valuable. You should see how much a PCI graphics card costs these days, if you can find one.

If your machine could run it you can get "2G DDR2 PC6400 800Mhz CL5" for au$45 at

Hope that helps.


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