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A couple of facts. . .

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RAM - you already have more than enough. More than a Gig is overkill unless you are trying to decode the human genome. I have no idea what the max allowed for that laptop is because you didn't tell us. Go here http://www.crucial.com/ and plug in your specs.

Hard drive - NO. What you have located is a desktop drive. Go here http://www.impactcomputers.com/dellparts-dell-laptops.html and have a look at "laptop" drives. As a general rule concerning laptop drives, bring money.

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haha

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thats why im a newbie...

but the max in my laptop is 2 GB...i just would like to max it out...

i located this thread on notebookforums.com in the dell laptop section...
http://www.notebookforums.com/thread186662.html

thats why i suggested that seagate HD...

then which one are they talking about in that thread?

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We ll have to learn. . .

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The hard disk is the wrong physical size.

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Sorry, wrong part. As to the RAM, see if Crucial.com notes what works.

Bob

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crucial.com

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it says their suggest memory is 2 GB for my system....

but nothin on the hard drive.

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As they shouldn't

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Why not look at NOTEBOOK hard disks? Be careful and figure out if your laptop takes the older PATA or the newer SATA drive types.

Bob

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pay attention to the details

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There must be at least 100 combinations of memory modules and memory module types that will total 2GB. You need to pay attention to the details for your notebook at Crucial.com.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=XPS+M140

- notebook has a total of 2 memory slots
- each slot can fit one module of a maximum density of 1GB
- therefore, the maximum total memory for the notebook is 2GB
- compatible module type: 200-pin SODIMM, 1.8V, DDR2 PC2-4200 or DDR2 PC2-5300

Todays notebook memory modules are usually SODIMM's (sometimes called SO-DIMM). These are different from standard desktop memory modules.

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As for the hard drive, desktop HD's have the larger 3.5" form factor. Most notebook hard drives are 2.5" form factor.

As noted earlier in this discussion, there are different types of notebook hard drives. Use a system information program to learn your current hard drive's model number. Look up the model number to learn the details about your hard drive.

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