Buying faster RAM then that will not have any effect on system performance due to the limitations of your computer’s Front Side Bus. This is assuming you have a 64 bit CPU, but googling shows that most Dell Vostro combination have a core2duo and [ark. If you’re doing anything that pushes how much memory you’re using, I would suggest using matched sets. Keep in mind if you mix and match RAM with two different speeds, the computer will default to the slower of the two speeds so dont waste your money on faster RAM if you plan on keeping the old RAM installed. My system is a Dell Vostro Desktop. You can use the Crucial Advisor Tool.
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Keep in mind if you mix and match RAM with two different revidion, the computer will default to the slower of the two speeds so dont waste your money on faster RAM if you plan on keeping the old RAM installed.
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Email Required, but never shown. To expand on Zach L’s answer, we don’t know you exact motherboard model posting the model of regision Dell computer would helpbut based on the information provided, it’s safe to say that you currently have a motherboard that supports DDR2 RAM modules the individual sticks of RAM are called “DIMMs” and you are currently using PC modules, based on your memory frequency.
My system is a Dell Vostro Desktop. Post as a guest Name. Ramhound I never assumed that the OP was using Windows, but it’s probably a safe assumption, so I’ll accept that.
Lawrence – While PAE will allow a bit operating system to use an application to address more then 3GB of memory, the desktop versions of Windows have very specific limitations, and its safe to assume based on the technical ability of the user and the fact its G3 hardware they are not using Linux. What model pp35 dell computer is this? I’ll update my post with directions for installing a single DIMM.
I feel it should noted that your chipset supports dual-channel memory, which increases overall efficiency by a small margin.
PEA can be used for that. Lawrence – Anything more then 4GB is a waste of money since the user is using a bit operating systems. Here’s a couple of examples of acceptable products: In that b31, you must install it in DIMM slot 1. Heck, I suggest using matched sets no matter what.
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It avoids possible memory conflicts, however rare they may be. Look up the model of the dell say if it was an optiplex then I would google Optiplex RAM to find out what the max amount of RAM the system can support.
If you think you later change the OS to a 64 bit version then it is worth it to get more memory.
Keeping your old 2 x MB means that you do not need to add more than 2 GiB. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Sign up using Facebook.
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On a 32 bit system you probably do not gain more usable memory than 3GiB. So nothing is stopping you from using a 64 bit OS. Buying faster RAM then that will not have any effect on system performance due to the limitations of your computer’s Front Side Bus.