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#1 easynate

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:08 PM

So I want to upgrade the RAM in a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. It has one 256mb PC2-4200 533MHz memory module installed. If I upgrade to a 1gb module, but the module is PC2-5300 667MHz, will it still work in the computer?

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:18 PM

You will need to verify that your lap top can handle the PC2-5300 speed of ram.

What kind of RAM are you planning on purchasing?

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

You will need to verify that your lap top can handle the PC2-5300 speed of ram.

What kind of RAM are you planning on purchasing?


PC2-5300. I'm assuming that it works, but the motherboard\chipset will just limit the speed it can operate. Every where I look it just says use DDR2, but I'm not entirely sure if a higher speed DDR2 module will properly function in a slower slot.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:41 PM

When I asked what kind, I meant the brand like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, and what not.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

When I asked what kind, I meant the brand like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, and what not.


I'm not sure to be honest. I am ordering through the company I work for, they don't specify a brand.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:47 PM

Well lap tops are picky with RAM Brands and Types.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

Can your motherboard handle a 1GB module? I ask becuase with a RAM module currently installed with a capacity of 256MB, that may indicate it is an older machine which may not support larger capacities.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:34 PM

Can your motherboard handle a 1GB module? I ask becuase with a RAM module currently installed with a capacity of 256MB, that may indicate it is an older machine which may not support larger capacities.


I do know for sure that it supports up to 2GB of RAM. I'm actually asking for a customer of mine. We are supposed to order from a our store's internal order service thing, but worst case scenario I order it else where, I just won't get credit for it on my sales. Oh well, its more about taking care of the customer!

When I get in tomorrow, I am going to try to get a better idea of the hardware. I know for sure we can order PNY or Kingston memory modules.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:35 PM

Based from Crucial the laptop should be able to work with that ram because each slot can hold 1GB of ram with speeds up to PC2-6400.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

I would look up the specs on CNET or some other site to see what the maximum size RAM your comp can take.




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