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A6991817 Dell 16GB 667Mhz Pc2-5300 240-Pin Ddr2 Ecc Bulk

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A6991817 16GB 2X8GB 667 Mhz Pc2-5300 240-Pin Ddr2 Fully Buffered Ecc Registered Sdram Dimm Genuine Memory For Poweredge for Server | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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Testing and troubleshooting the RAM module

Testing and troubleshooting the RAM module is an important step in ensuring that it is functioning correctly and effectively. Here are some steps you can take to test and troubleshoot your Dell 16GB 667MHz PC2-5300 240-pin DDR2 ECC Registered SDRAM RAM:

  • Check for physical damage: Inspect the RAM module for any physical damage, such as cracks, dents, or bent pins. If you notice any damage, do not attempt to use the module and contact Dell support for further assistance.
  • Test the module with diagnostic software: Dell provides diagnostic software that can help you test the RAM module for errors. You can download the software from Dell's website and follow the instructions to run the tests.
  • Verify system compatibility: Ensure that the RAM module is compatible with your Dell system. Refer to the system's manual or contact Dell support for assistance in determining compatibility.
  • Check BIOS settings: Verify that the system's BIOS is set up correctly to recognize the RAM module. Ensure that the memory settings in the BIOS are set to the correct frequency and voltage for the RAM module.
  • Perform stress tests: Use stress testing software to test the RAM module's stability and performance. Stress testing can help identify any issues with the module, such as overheating or instability under high loads.
  • Swap the module: If you continue to experience issues, try swapping the RAM module with another module to determine if the issue is with the RAM or another component of the system.
  • Contact Dell support: If you have exhausted all troubleshooting steps and the RAM module is still not functioning correctly, contact Dell support for further assistance. They may be able to provide additional troubleshooting steps or replace the module if necessary.

Benefits of ECC Registered SDRAM

ECC (Error-Correcting Code) Registered SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) is a type of memory module that offers several benefits over non-ECC RAM. Here are some of the benefits of ECC Registered SDRAM:

  • Error detection and correction: ECC Registered SDRAM is designed to detect and correct errors that occur during data transfer. This is particularly important in mission-critical applications where data accuracy is critical. ECC RAM can help prevent system crashes and data corruption caused by single-bit errors.
  • Higher reliability: ECC Registered SDRAM is more reliable than non-ECC RAM due to its ability to detect and correct errors. This makes it a preferred choice for use in servers, workstations, and other systems that require high reliability and availability.
  • Better performance: ECC Registered SDRAM can provide better performance in certain applications due to its ability to correct errors in real-time. This can help prevent delays and improve overall system responsiveness.
  • Larger memory capacity: ECC Registered SDRAM can support larger memory capacities than non-ECC RAM. This makes it a good choice for applications that require a large amount of memory, such as database servers or virtualization hosts.
  • Lower total cost of ownership: While ECC Registered SDRAM may be more expensive than non-ECC RAM initially, it can offer a lower total cost of ownership over time due to its higher reliability and ability to prevent costly system downtime and data corruption.

Installation and configuration tips

Installing and configuring the Dell 16GB 667MHz PC2-5300 240-pin DDR2 ECC Registered SDRAM RAM module can be a straightforward process if you follow these tips:

  • Ensure compatibility: Before installing the RAM module, ensure that it is compatible with your Dell system. Refer to the system's manual or contact Dell support for assistance in determining compatibility.
  • Power down and unplug the system: Always power down and unplug the system before installing or removing any RAM module to avoid damage to the system or the module.
  • Locate the RAM slots: Locate the RAM slots on your Dell system's motherboard. The location of these slots can vary depending on the system model, so refer to the system's manual or contact Dell support for assistance in locating them.
  • Install the RAM module: Insert the RAM module into the RAM slot at a 45-degree angle and then gently push it down until it clicks into place. Be sure to apply equal pressure on both sides of the module.
  • Power up and check the BIOS settings: After installing the RAM module, power up the system and enter the BIOS settings to ensure that the system recognizes the new RAM module. Verify that the memory settings in the BIOS are set to the correct frequency and voltage for the RAM module.
  • Check system properties: Once the system boots up, check the system properties to verify that the new RAM module is recognized and that the correct amount of memory is displayed.
  • Verify RAM module stability: Use stress testing software to verify the stability of the new RAM module and ensure that there are no errors or stability issues.

By following these tips, you can ensure a smooth installation and configuration of your Dell 16GB 667MHz PC2-5300 240-pin DDR2 ECC Registered SDRAM RAM module. If you encounter any issues, refer to the system's manual or contact Dell support for further assistance.

General Information
  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Manufacturer Part Number: A6991817
  • Type: Memory (RAM)
  • Sub-Type: Pc2-5300
  • Product Name: 16GB DDR2 SDRAM Memory Module
Technical Information
  • Storage Capacity: 16GB
  • Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
  • Number Of Modules: 2 X 8GB
  • Memory Speed: 667mhz DDR2-667/PC2-5300
  • Data Integrity Check: Ecc Chipkill
  • Signal Processing: Registered
  • Ram Features: Fully Buffered

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PC2-5300 memory

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Double Data Rate (DDR) stands for Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory (SDRAM). It is the typical type of memory that serves as RAM for almost all modern-day processors.

The DDR2 SDRAM (Double Data Rate 2 SDRAM) is the upgrade to DDR SDRAM. It comes with a four-bit pre-fetch buffer and runs its external data bus at double the DDR SDRAM speed to facilitate a faster performance.

Buying DDR2 SDRAM from is pretty much straightforward if you know the front-bus of your system.

There are a handful of features to look out for when choosing a RAM. Suppose you wanted to decide between RAMs of varying clock speeds. In that case, the RAM with a greater clock speed is better. However, when choosing between RAMs of identical clock speeds, the RAM with lower CAS latency will perform faster. Latency is a measure of how long it takes to collect data from memory. The higher this figure, the greater the latency.

The DDR2 PC2-5300 memory is generally regarded as DDR2-667. Its design and unique features work efficiently with systems featuring a 333MHz front-side bus, rendering a data transfer rate of 667MT/s.

The PC2 5300 RAM has a module bandwidth of 5300MB/s. This bandwidth is the highest amount of data the PC2 5300 transfers every second.

Depending on your preference and budget, there are various PC2-5300 memory kits and sizes you can buy here on These include 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 128GB memory kits. All units are brand new and available at pocket-friendly prices.

Factors to consider before buying the PC2 modules

Your system's RAM is the single most crucial feature for a flawless performance. Hence, picking one requires some attention to certain factors.

  1. Frequency

You should know the frequency at which your server or computer motherboard operates. It is catastrophic to mount a memory with a lower frequency than the motherboard's minimum frequency. You risk damaging both RAM and your motherboard. Here are the typical speeds for DDR2 SDRAM modules:

PC2-6400 (DDR2-800)

PC2-3200 (DDR2-400 at 3200Mbps throughput)

PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066), and

PC2-5300 (DDR2-667).

  1. RAM Size

Depending on your hardware, the modern-day memory module size ranges from 4GB to 128GB. If your system performs a lot of multitasking daily, you'll need a bigger RAM size. You can buy all memory kits ranging from 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and more here on

  1. DDR Generation

Motherboards that are built to support the newer generation DDR will not work with older generations. Be sure to figure out what works for your PC. A DDR2 memory module will not work on a motherboard that features a DDR3 DIMM slot. The same thing applies to other memory modules and DIMM slots.

  1. Number of Channels

Dual channels are the most preferred choice when it comes to the channel number. Say your PC needs 16GB; in that case, you can take a two 8GB memory kit in dual channel mode. offers all the top-range memory modules from well-known brands. You get to save more when you shop on Enjoy free Ground Shipping on all orders placed within all states in the US. Rest easy; there is expert advice and an information support desk if you get stuck.


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