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What is the feasability of adding additional RAM to my Dell inspiron 1525


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#1 josephawood6

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:33 AM

Dell Inspiron 1525 about 15 months old
O/S Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz 1.67 GHz
memory 2.00 GB



I'm looking to improve my computers response and prossesing speed, while
running multiple media applications (streaming multiple stations at once, audio and video from Media player,etc.) I use this notebook for home use only. I'm not a gamer-yet. I have windows office 2007 loaded on as well and feel I'm bogging the prossesor.

I just had Microsoft clean-up my system after problems with a re-install of SP1. While I'm not happy with Vista, my notebook is only 15 months old.

My question: Can I add the ram internally in this inspiron unit? I would ask Dell, but can't seem to get the straight skinny from them.
If I can, do you recommend a brand or spec type of RAM enhancement?

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or should I just save my money and purchase a Mac Notebook. My funds are very limited, but could possibly afford an "indisrectionary" purchase for higher quality sound, and response action (ex. buffering too much)

Thank You for your help and feedback! :flowers:
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:42 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Basic info: http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...Inspiron%201525

Yes, you can install/remove the memory yourself. Laptops allow convenient access to RAM and hard drives, if nothing else...for purposes of upgrading/replacing/repairing.

FWIW: I'm always curious as to why some users think spending money on a Mac computer...somehow will avoid some of the decisions they must make with a PC. It's a lot cheaper to double the RAM (and increase the performance) than to replace an entire system, IMO.

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Edited by hamluis, 29 April 2009 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:01 AM

Thank for the precision response. It answered all my questions, other than average price and I can check that out. Should I close this topic or do You Guys? :thumbsup: :trumpet: :flowers: :inlove:
I am grateful for those who have assisted me over the last year.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:21 AM

Just let it alone, most posts here are not officially "closed"...probably so that they remain available for users in similar situations.

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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