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Hi. My friend has a dell dimention 4550 desktop and he wants to upgrqade his ram. How do i check the speed of the ram (DDR400, DDR 333 etc) in Windows? What program can i install? Also, how do i check whether the mobo supports DDR400 without opening up the case or going into bios? Thanks,
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post #2 of 13
try cpuz Since its a dell u probably cant go into BIOS and tell.

You might also find PCWizard on that site, it can help you out too, dl both
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Yep Cpuz Will Tell You Everything You Need To Know
    
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post #4 of 13
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Will do. Thanks!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Samsung S22B350T (1920 x 1080) Logitech K120 Corsair HX520W CoolerMaster Centurion 5 w/Side Window (Silver) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Agility 3 240GB Samsung S182 18x DVD+-RW (DL/RAM) Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit 
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Samsung S22B350T (1920 x 1080) Logitech K120 Corsair HX520W CoolerMaster Centurion 5 w/Side Window (Silver) 
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post #5 of 13
You can just go to crucial.com and have it scan your system.
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post #6 of 13
Depending on processor speed, it's either going to be PC100 or PC133.
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post #7 of 13
CPU-Z or Everst will say that right?
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post #8 of 13
Another great little system information tool is called... System Info for Windows. Freeware, and doesn't require installation to use.

Direct link to download -- SIW
Homepage -- GTOPala

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post #9 of 13
A ghetto method is to also create a text file with a few random characters and save it as an .nfo, and try to open it with "System Information", the default .nfo file association. It will mess up and say your .nfo is corrupt, and will just give you basic system info. So, in short, create an .nfo and try to open it.
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post #10 of 13
stick your tongue on it lol

yeah just check your system info or download cpuz
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1x750GB Seagate, 1x3TB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Burner Xigmatech something Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 
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