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Choosing right memory

by wohcttank / December 29, 2009 1:52 PM PST

I have a Dell Dimension E510 desktop with 1GB RAM. I'm looking to upgrade to 6GB, my question is: what type of RAM am I looking for? Dell's website says this will work

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Memory_Upgrades/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A0743585&mfgpid=193354

Now would that be the correct RAM i would need? And would something like this work also?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Memory+Master+-+2-Pack+2GB+PC2-6400+DDR2+DIMM+Memory+Kit/9360069.p?id=1218090910478&skuId=9360069

I have no knowledge at all on the subject so any help is greatly appreciated.

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correction
by wohcttank / December 29, 2009 1:54 PM PST
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I have 2GB right now, not 1

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Crucial.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 11:26 PM PST
In reply to: Choosing right memory

Everytime I'm going back to crucial.com

BEWARE that XP and 32-bit versions of Windows may bomb and crash with that much RAM. Some can't accept that but it's a known issue. Your post didn't reveal what OS was going to be used.

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RAM
by wohcttank / December 29, 2009 11:56 PM PST
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I will be going to Windows 7 64 bit

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See link below...unless Dell chimes in to correct,
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2010 12:40 AM PST
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Re: RAM
by Kees Bakker / December 30, 2009 12:03 AM PST
In reply to: Choosing right memory

What I read in the Dell-page you link to:
"Installation in matched pairs of modules is required, please order quantity two."

Somehow I feel that you can't make 6 GB out of matched pairs of 2 GB. So it would have to be 2*1 GB (existing) + 2* 2GB (new).

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension%20E510 says:
"Each [of the 4] memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.* "

So better check (again) if it would work as intended.

Kees

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