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#1 flyeguy

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:06 PM

i'm running a Dell Dimension E310 with 2GB of memory,the maximum,i have 2 slots with one GB in each slot.my memory is DDR2 4200.
my q is can i put a 2GB stick in each slot,therefore boosting my RAM to 4GB,or will i damage/fry something?

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:11 PM

You can go to crucial.com , and scan your computer. They will tell you how much memory your computer can hold.

One thing you should know is if your running a 32-bit OS, the max amount of memory your computer can detect is about 3.5gb's. You can still put in 4gb, but it will only be detected as around 3.5gb.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:14 PM

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...0.htm#wp1052310

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2 GB
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#4 flyeguy

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:15 PM

thanx for the quick answer.yes,i've already been on the Crucial site,& it told me that 2GB was my max.
even so,can i not put say,i 2GB in one slot,& a IGB in another?
would i get more performance?

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:18 PM

You could put a 2gb stick in it, but the computer would only detect it as a 1gb. I have a really old computer and it can have 256mb max with 128mb in each slot. I put a 256mb stick in one of the slots and its only detected as 128mb. It would just be a waste of money.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

ok,thanx for the info.
as usual this site is ace.
much appreciated.




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