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#1 jay_aka_philly

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:14 PM

Ok guys,i am wanting to know if i can take ram out of my dell dimension e520 with 512mb of ram(hard drive is shot)and put it in my amd athlon xp 2000+ 256mb ram computer??The reason i want to do this is because tomorrow i am changing from slow internet or basic high speed to what my internet provider calls supersonic speed,so i want to use the ram in my dell computer that is just laying on the floor if i can.Any response is greatly appreciated....

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:18 PM

I will need more info about the Athlon computer.

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#3 jay_aka_philly

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/tWamXOn8KEbO0rVCD5aE5AK

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:24 PM

2 of these your should do.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:23 AM

I know i can buy new ram,i just want to know if i can use the ram from the dell since its no good to me right now.....

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:40 AM

Yes you still use it to make 2.2GB of ram :)

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:48 AM

Would you by chance be able to explain how i go about changing the ram out of one computer to the other.Ihave never tried this....

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:54 AM

Sorry but i gonna go to sleep right now maybe someone else will come along and tell you but i will be back on at 4pm (UTC+10:00) to tell you how to install the ram.

Edited by killerx525, 14 March 2011 - 06:54 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:59 AM

ok tyvm..

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

The ram is held in by two clips. Push the clips back and the ram will pop out. Go to the new computer, you will notice a notch on the ram this must line up with the notch on the memory slot and slide in until the clips engage. Make sure its set and your good to go. Of course make sure you ground yourself on the frame of the computer before touching any components and try not to move your feet while doing this to prevent static build up.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

Quick question-the ram from the dell is used,does that matter or will it be as good as new when i put it in the computer that works?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:43 AM

Shouldnt matter as long as it's working. The only thing is, if one of the ram modules is faster then the other all the modules will run at the speed of the slowest ram

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:42 AM

ok tyvm!

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:26 PM

Make sure that the system is unplugged when you do this.
I know thats obvious but I just wanted to mention it.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:36 PM

Will do tyvm-I also wanted to ask when i change it and turn my computer back on do i need to change anything in bios or anything like that???




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