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This is what I know so far. I have a Dell dimension desktop. Pentium 4 processor 1.80 GHz, 512 mb RAM. My question is...I want to upgrade from 512 mb to 2Gb....will this work? and if this isn't enough info, please tell me what to look for. Thanks in advance.
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What motherboard do you have ???
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My dell was very similar to that. It also had DDR2 400MHz RAM. i believe those Dell mobo's will accept 400 and 533 DDR2 RAM.

If you go to Dell's site and find your model it will give you a detailed guide. I will try and find one for you
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http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/product_support_central?~ck=ln&c=us&l=en&lnki=0&s= gen

Go there and click on Select Model and choose your model and everything, it's a desktop > dimension > then your model, it should say on your chassis the model. Then you can find a guide telling you what kind of RAM you need. And the mobo should support 2GB

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Download everest home edition and tell us what your motherboard model is (or do what se7en suggests)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dawayne1970 View Post
Sadly it looks like you have already got the maximum amount of RAM in there. You *may* be able to add more but it is not offically supported so you may run into problems. This is the type of RAM you have PC133. You may be able to find a 512mb or 256mb stick in the freebies section of this forum . But the chances of the board stably accepting more are unlikely.
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yep your at the max amount of ram 512MB
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 5/27/08 at 2:11pm
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by wiggy2k7 View Post
does it mean 512MB max or 512MB max per slot ???
Generally when they saw max they mean total max. If the OP can borrow a stick of PC133 RAM from someone or get a stick for free it may be worth trying more.

EDIT: It will not work with more than 512mb - See here. It may be worth moving on from that PC and building a new one .

EDIT2: This is very conflicting - Memory selector at crucial says its a max of 512mb per slot - http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...4300%20Systems (Don't buy from there though - too expensive - but it seems you can go up to 1gb, maybe) - You would need 2x512mb PC133 sticks.
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/27/08 at 2:20pm
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