Stephen Lynch 5. If you’re doing anything that pushes how much memory you’re using, I would suggest using matched sets. Scorpion99 10 On a 32 bit system you probably do not gain more usable memory than 3GiB. A single DIMM e.

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It will give you all details about what you want once you fill your motherboard type model.

Look up the model of the dell say if it was an optiplex then I would google Optiplex RAM to find out what the max amount of RAM the system can support. I feel it should noted that your chipset supports dual-channel memory, which increases overall efficiency by a small margin. This is assuming you have a 64 bit CPU, but googling shows that most Dell Vostro combination have a core2duo and [ark.

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Sign up using Email and Password. What model of dell computer is this? Sign up using Facebook. Lawrence – Anything more then 4GB is a waste of money since the user is using a bit operating systems.

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Keep in mind if you mix and match RAM with two different speeds, the computer will default to the slower of the two speeds so dont waste your money on faster RAM if you plan on keeping the old RAM installed. Keeping your old 2 x MB means that you do not need to add more than 2 GiB.

Zach L 5 Zach L and others have explained this already. You can use the Crucial Advisor Tool. Lawrence – While PAE will allow a bit operating system to use an application to address more then 3GB of memory, the desktop versions of Windows have itnel specific limitations, and its safe to assume based on the technical ability of the user and the fact its OEM hardware they are not using Linux.

Also, Is my selection of memory proper or is there a particular way to choose RAMs? It avoids possible memory conflicts, however rare they may be. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

I have 32 bit system. In that case, you must install it in DIMM slot 1. P35/g33g/31 still wondering why keep the MB sticks and not just go for 2x2gb sticks though So nothing is stopping you from using a 64 bit OS. You may want to get faster memory than you currently have installed, but only as fast as your system can use.

Here’s a couple of examples of acceptable products: A single DIMM e. Your motherboard may not accept any other kind of RAM.

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Lastly, Richie is correct about the speed issue. Post as a guest Name. It’s possible they’re out there, but I have never found ijtel. To expand on Zach L’s answer, we don’t know you exact motherboard model posting the p35/y33/g31 of your Dell computer would helpbut based on the information provided, it’s safe to say that you currently have a motherboard that supports DDR2 RAM modules the individual sticks of RAM are called “DIMMs” and you are currently using PC modules, based on your memory frequency.

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I’ll update my post with directions for installing a single DIMM. Here’s what you need to know to upgrade your RAM: Email Required, but never shown.

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Heck, I suggest using matched sets no matter what.