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Upgrading RAM

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#1 carolhall1


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:48 PM

I have an older Dell Dimension 8250 running Win XP, SP3 with 512 MB RAM (2x256). There are two empty RIMM slots available and the processor is a 2.4 Ghz Intel P4. Would additional RAM help to speed things up a bit? If so, what type and amount should I get? I understand there can be compatability problems in some cases. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:21 PM

According to the specs for your system, you will require RDRAM pc800 or pc1066. Here is a linkto those specs. I would check google shopping and buy from a reputable dealer. Here is a link to the page I found for your type of RAM Google RDRAM

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:14 PM

RDRAM is extremely expensive and may not be advisable on such an old PC. For the cost of a RAM upgrade, you may be able to get or overhaul the PC and get much better performance.



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