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#1 nspeon

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 11:50 PM

Hello all. I am new here, and this question may have been asked before, but I am wondering what RAM I can use to upgrade my Mother's computer. He has a dell Dem 4550, XP, Has 128 MB DDR SDRAM 333 MHz, the dell tech told me it was upgradable to 1 GB, (two dimms).....

Am wondering, will any 184 pin RAM work? Would like as big of a boost as possible, I am sure going from 128 to 1024 will be noticable, but can I put in 600 MHz RAM, or will I have to stick with 333 MHz?

Since I only know just enough to be dangerous, I thought I would check with you all, before I spend my Mom's money on something that won't work..........

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:41 AM

You must stick to PC2700(DDR333) or PC3200 (DDR400), no other ram is listed a being compatible with the dimension 4550 (Per Crucial, Kingston and Dell).

If you have a dimension 4550 with a 400MHZ FSB, your limit is 2G ram, and the dimension 4550 with the 533 FSB is 1 G limit.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 06:16 AM

Thanks, I appreciate it!




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