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#1 blov10

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:36 PM

Ok...so I've been reading through the upgrading RAM posts and it seems fairly simple. I used the Crucial scanner on my Dell Dimension Desktop 2350 and this is what I have:

Currently installed memory:

256MBDDR PC2100

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 512MB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Maximum Memory Capacity: 1024MB
Currently Installed Memory: 256MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.20GHz Model 2, Stepping 7
CPU Speed: 2192 MHz


My question is that if I remove the original 256mb Ram(slot 1) and install two new 512mb RAM cards(slot 1 and 2), will I lose anything I already have on the computer or is that stuff on the harddrive?

Also, is it better to leave the 256 and just install one 512?

Thanks

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:05 PM

Installing RAM is a simple as turning off the computer, opening the case, grounding yourself, popping out the old, popping in the new, closing the case, and firing it back up.
Nothing will be "lost" in the process.

Also, is it better to leave the 256 and just install one 512?

The more RAM you have, the better.
Install all your board will accept, and your wallet can afford.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:14 PM

Thanks....

I'll be getting two new 512 cards I guess.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

You're welcome, blov10.
Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:30 PM

RAM installed in a snap...the Dimension cover came off in a snap.....just a small spring loaded latch in the back and the whole process was complete in 5 minutes. I just wish I had more room or a larger capacity for RAM...the upgrade is working so far.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 01:42 PM

RAM installed in a snap...the Dimension cover came off in a snap.....just a small spring loaded latch in the back and the whole process was complete in 5 minutes. I just wish I had more room or a larger capacity for RAM...the upgrade is working so far.

Blov: Your next step is to BYOCP, build your own! Sorry I dont care for Dell, at least now you can get Dell parts at Micro Center. I built mine in one day.
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