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RAM for Dell Dimension 4550


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#1 Kaidacat

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 12:56 AM

I have a Dell with only 256MB of RAM. A friend has an old Dell Optiplex that he's not using, with two sticks of RAM he might be willing to sell at a fairly low price. However, I don't know if they're compatible. I know it's not likely to mess up my computer, but they're both based off Intel processors. Should the Optiplex's RAM be compatible with the Dimension's, or will I simply have to try it and find out?

A lot of websites I've checked have different part numbers for them, but they sell the sticks for the Optiplex in pairs instead of individually, so I don't know if that would change the part umber or not.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 04:19 AM

This is what you need for the 4550
My link


Optiplex has different models. My link

do a search for both machines & see the difference
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:37 AM

Just my opinion?

. A friend has an old Dell Optiplex that he's not using, with two sticks of RAM he might be willing to sell at a fairly low price. However, I don't know if they're compatible


A true Friend would let you test it out in your Machine before asking payment for it.

That is the difference in Friendship.

Try that?

Ray

Edited by Drovers Dog, 30 July 2011 - 06:43 AM.

What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

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#4 Kaidacat

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:20 AM

@USN Vet--Thank you! Definitely a useful page, I should have tried finding that before asking questions. Thank you for the link!

@Dog--Since he's technically my boss and it's definitely a work computer, I used the term 'friend' to simplify my explanation. Also, I haven't brought it up with him yet, I wanted to check the compatibility before I started taking pieces out of the computer in question.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:31 AM

That is fine by me, Mate

Ray
What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

What is a Dog?




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