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Upgrade RAM on ASA5510

I am looking to upgrade the RAM in our Cisco ASA5510 to 1 GB, up from 256MB.  The Cisco part number for this RAM is ASA5510-MEM-1GB=.  When I Google this part number, I get a huge variation in prices from various or even the same re-sellers (Amazon for example), ranging from 60$ to 250$.

Prior to asking here, I have asked Cisco and they simply provided that part number.  So my question is, is the RAM in the ASA like any other contemporary RAM of its time?  IE you can go with different vendors or OEMs as long as its the same specs or part number, or does it need to be a specific Cisco branded RAM or particular "Cisco tested/certified" brand of RAM?  Is the RAM ECC RAM?

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Ken BooneNetwork ConsultantCommented:
So here is the deal.  Will 3rd party RAM that is cheaper work in the ASA?  Yes
Here are the caveats:
#1) Make sure whoever you buy it from confirms that it will work and has been tested in the asa5510
#2) If you have the product covered under Smartnet, and you have a TAC case going on, AND Cisco determines the problem is with the memory - once they find out it is not Cisco memory they will stop supporting it.   - However, I have been working with Cisco products for 20+ years and have numerous customers that have used 3rd party stuff for routers and firewalls for years and not once have I seen this be a problem.
CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks for the feedback.  This is what I expected, I will tread carefully, maybe go with an IT vendor and avoid things like Amazon and Newegg, so that I can yell at someone if the RAM turns out to be rubbish.

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