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#1 calirider

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:31 PM

I am trying to update my girlfriends family's computer.

It is a Dell Dimension 4550. It has a P4 but only 256Mb Ram on XP so it is super slow. I want to put two sticks of 1Gb or two of 512Mb. I am having trouble picking the right set because of the Pins and Mhz, I dont know about those. I went into BIOS to CPU Information and it said Bus Speed 533Mhz.


Would these work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Dimension-5150-51...id=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/512MB-PC4200-533MHz-DD...id=p3286.c0.m14

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#2 IrishGrimReaper

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

None of those RAM's will work, they are DDR2 and if I have read what google has shown me correctly and judging by a slow speed and how old the computer is. It's almost certainly DDR(aka DDR1) which is roughly 2 times more espensive than DDR2 even though it's inferior to DDR1. And you need 184 Pin DDR1 Ram.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1GB-DDR-PC3200-400MHz-...id=p4999.c0.m14

That should work.

p.s: Probably worth thinking about getting a new computer;)
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:41 PM

So would this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Kingston-512MB-DDR...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:32 PM

Any of these should work:
512MB Dual Channel kits (matched sticks)

512MB individual sticks
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