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Crucial 512MB
4.4 out of 10

Crucial 512MB

512MB Module Size: 512MB 184-pin DIMM DDR PC3200 DDR Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Crucial 512MB

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Overall 4
4.0

Decent product.

faraon g., Newegg
4 November 2010
  • Summary: Over all it was a good bang for the buck, but I would perfered to stick with A-Data/Kingston/Corsair had they been in stock. If you're only gonna save a few bucks, just get another brand.
  • Pros: Works fine in PAIRS on Intel TY915 & is cheap. I prefer A-Data or Kingston, but ordered this because it was all that was in stock, it's cheap & works.
  • Cons: Installed memory modules on Intel TY915 (DELL Optiplex 320) and the BIOS would not recogonize the Crucial if paired with another brand. I had to remove all RAM and make sure Crucial were paired up, it was a pain, but none the less they worked. You get what you pay for, hopefully you will not had ...
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Overall 4
4.0

1 GB Memory Upgrade Not Recognized

Gloria S., Newegg
30 May 2009
  • Summary: It would be less frustrating if a software tool was available to test the memory's compatibility with the machine the new memory would be installed in.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: My laptop's system will not register the memory any more than 448mbs. This is what it was before I replaced the existing 2 x 256 ram chips with the new 2 x 512 ram chips. The laptop is a Sony VAIO pcg-k33.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not compatible with Dell Inspiron 5100

Mark M., Newegg
29 June 2008
  • Summary: Crucial and Dell both claim that PC 2700 (333MHz) is backwards compatible with PC 2100 (266MHz) but the memory did not function in my Dell Inspiron 5100. Perhaps the memory was DOA, but since it's from Crucial I don't believe that.
  • Pros: It's Crucial, usually reliable, and considered high quality.
  • Cons: Either it was DOA, or this RAM is not compatible with the Dell Inspiron 5100, which Crucial claimed it would be.
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Overall 4
4.0

Incompatible with Inspiron 5100

Joseph P., Newegg
17 February 2008
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron is just too persnickety about what memory it will take. I doubt this is an issue with Crucial memory
  • Pros: Probably good memory.
  • Cons: Doesn't work with my Inspiron 5100
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Overall 4
4.0

Lots of errors

Larry O., Newegg
20 January 2008
  • Summary: Normal crucial mem is just as good and overclocks better which is strange
  • Pros: Looks good works ok sometimes
  • Cons: Lots of errors and does not overclock well crucial keeps lowering the lat. speed originally it was 2-2-2-6
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't work in Dell Inspiron 8200

Andrew Z., Newegg
20 November 2007
  • Summary: Module worked for little over a week before causing utter chaos in Windows. Memtest 86+ says everything's fine, but Windows catastrophically fails in every way imaginable until the module is removed and replaced with the stock configuration. (Dell-supplied 128 + 256).
  • Pros: Worked well and fast for little more than a week, it may just be a defective module.
  • Cons: Caused BIOS errors when installed in DIMM B with a Dell factory module (Samsung 256MB PC2100 CL2.5) in DIMM A, swapping A for B resolved problem. It may have compatibility issues with this computer even though Crucial's selector claims it to be compatible.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not recognized by HP Laptop!

SAM R., Newegg
23 October 2007
  • Summary: Honestly, I'm not sure if it's bad information from HP, or bad memory. I bought 2 512mb modules to max out the memory on my 2004 HP Pavilion ze4805us laptop, which came with a paltry 256mb. There are 2 available slots, but the computer will not recognize the new memory.
  • Pros: Low price
  • Cons: Same as RAM specified by HP for this computer, but doesn't work
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Overall 4
4.0

not compatible with some standard motherboards

David W., Newegg
2 August 2007
  • Pros: It's cheap. Runs well when it is compatible.
  • Cons: Wouldn't work in a Dell P4 motherboard. However, Kingston value RAM DDR400 worked fine. Had to swap memory around until I found a motherboard it would work with.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast? Compared to what?

Anonymous, Newegg
27 April 2007
  • Summary: I find it hard to believe that other peoples computers showed such marked increases unless they were running on virtual memory, in which case ANY additional RAM will speed things up by a lot.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. That's it.
  • Cons: The memory is very slow. I have an Asus M3N laptop. My old configuration had me with a 512MB RAM chip and a 128 MB RAM chip for a total of 640MB. This Crucial RAM chip was to replace my 128MB chip thereby bringing me up to 1,024MB (1GB). The two chips (old 128 & new 512) have the same performance...
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Overall 4
4.0

MEM 512M CRUCIAL D400 CT6464Z40B - OEM

Anonymous, Newegg
26 March 2007
  • Pros: It's from Crucial and its cheap.
  • Cons: Looks like I got a bad one. Hope it is not representative of their current product line. Other reviewers are having problems too. Hope its just a bad batch.
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