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#1 Farstanley


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:39 AM

How can I do a memory upgrade to a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop when the memory isn't available?

Ok it's ten years old and it has 256MB of ddr 133mhz upgradeable to 512MB and it runs XP faster
than my three year old Dell Vostro 100 runs Vista and has a fantastic 15.4" 1600x1200 display but
sometimes it could do with more ram. ( Hit F11 in Internet Explorer and there's a bit of a delay getting
the full screen ) There is an expansion slot but I can't buy the ram anywhere so
I would appreciate advice on what ram can be put in there.

I have seen 512MB ddr 333mhz chips for sale but I'm not sure if it would work
It has been said that almost anything over the spec will work ie a 333mhz chip will run in a 133mhz
bus but at 133mhx with no harm done? And would I have to take out the 256MB before putting the 512Mb
333mhz in?
Would DDR2 work in there?
It is an excellent machine and I need to get something done before DDR1 ram goes completely the
way of the dinosaur. Please advise.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:12 AM

According to Crucial, your laptop uses SDRAM.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:31 PM

Per link above:

Memory Type: SDRAM, PC133, SDRAM (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 512MB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold SDRAM, PC133 with a maximum of 256MB per slot.


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