Samsung CLP-500 / CLP-550 Memory

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by Corey J. Motel, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Hello:

    I'd like to purchase a CLP-550, but would like to be able to get less
    expensive 3rd-party memory for it.

    Are any current owners successfully using 3rd-party memory (ideally
    128M)? If so, who's / what part number?

    I'd be grateful if anyone would post some label data off of one stock
    Samsung DIMM RAM chips. I'd like to determine what speed of SDRAM
    Samsung uses.

    The same memory is used in the ML-2151N, and I've read a post where
    someone has had functional success with a SimpleTech DIMM, though the
    printer thinks the 128M DIMM is 256M. (Which makes me think that all
    Samsung has added to their DIMM is some logic high or low strapping of
    unused edge-fingers for size ID.)

    Regarding the printer, the included duplexer is a big selling point to
    me. Is anyone having problems with it?

    Thank you very much for any assistance you can offer.


    Corey J. Motel
    Corey J. Motel, Jun 9, 2004
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  2. Corey J. Motel

    Winey Guest

    So would we all. -:) I bought a 2152W about a month ago, and am very
    happy with you. Duplexes just great.
    Yes, but this situation raises all kinds of yellow flags.
    -can the printer _really_ be upgraded to 256MB? Is there firmware
    support? (wow if it's true!!!)
    -will the printer get confused and try to address memory above the
    128 MB of physical memory, thereby corrupting data
    Not here. Print quality on my 2152W is excellent. Glad I got this
    printer for home office use instead of a Brother.
    I'm glad that you are raising this issue. I suspect there are a bunch
    of Samsung printer owners on this newsgroup who are keenly interested
    in the outcome of this thread.
    Winey, Jun 9, 2004
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  3. Corey J. Motel

    at Guest

    I, too, am interested in the answer, but I've not yet attempted to
    upgrade my 2151N.
    No problems at all with my 2151N. So far it's a sweet running
    machine, other than reporting it was low on toner almost from the get-go
    with the starter cartridge.

    at, Aug 10, 2004
  4. Corey J. Motel

    Winey Guest

    Second that motion ...
    I've run hundreds of pages through my 2152W (same as 2150 or 51, but
    with wireless) with ZERO paper jams. Lots of these prints have been
    duplex. Works great.

    If anyone can figure out how the paper path works, I would sure like
    to know.
    Winey, Aug 11, 2004
  5. I have tried the simpletech upgrade.

    I have found that the simpletech memory upgrade for the ml-2151n causes
    problems. In particular, printer fails to print the Postscript fonts at
    1200dpi with the 128MB simpletech memory upgrade that is identified as
    256M by the printer. The test prints fine without the expansion memory.

    The printer seems to work otherwise with the expansion memory, but I
    can't tell any difference in performance.

    I contacted Samsung, and they blamed the memory. Simpletech sent me a
    new dimm, and it does the same thing. I have given up using the dimm.
    Gerald Sullivan, Aug 15, 2004
  6. Corey J. Motel

    Winey Guest

    Has anyone else had the same experience with the SimpleTech memory
    upgrade? that is, you can't do Postscript fonts at 1200 dpi?
    Winey, Aug 17, 2004
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