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Laptop Ram Upgrade

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#1 Jbone80


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:02 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with the standard 1GB of ram, I wanna upgrade it to 4GB, and the ram I'm looking at is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145193

I'm fairly sure that this ram is compatible for the notebook, but want to make sure, also, is there any better brands or deals I should look at? I always hear that corsair is good

I know about 32bit limitations, and still want 4GB anyways, mostly because I know I'll get at least 3.5~gigs usable
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:30 AM

Corsair is a reliable chip. I am still using mine. I say go for it!

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:36 AM

You can go to corsair.com and use the memory configurator to be sure the ram will work. It will tell you what works in your computer and then go to newegg and get what you want... :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:32 AM

Most all major manufacturers have a life time warranty, and most all have a means of entering the specifics of you computer or motherboard to suggest modules that you been tested with their products. Most any of these companies will work for you application, if you are going to overclock then you will want to purchase module that are better suited to this application like Crucial's Ballistix line.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:58 AM

Here's the Crucial link for it: http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...Inspiron%201520

Looks like the NewEgg stuff will work. Be advised that 32 bit versions of Windows will not recognize the entire 4 gB - and that there are issues known to occur with too much memory (mostly with DMA transfers). I suspect that the older the motherboard BIOS and chipset are, the more likely that these issues will occur.
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