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Ram, why can't you add more?

by jonontherd / October 18, 2007 1:48 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 series computer and want to upgrade. It has 512 MB of ddr-sd Ram and in the specifications it tells me I'm only allowed to add up to one GB. Why can't I add more like two GB's of Ram?

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Could be many items.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2007 2:02 AM PDT

Such as the support chipset limitation, the wiring to the memory socket only has so many address lines and so on. For XP there were very few cases that going past 1GB paid off. I'd just do that and use the machine...


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Ram, why can't you add more?
by jonontherd / October 18, 2007 2:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Could be many items.

That explains it all I guess, unless I get a new mother board, processor and ram, not all that much cheaper than buying a new one after buying all the other odds and ends. Thanks a lot.

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