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Old 12-30-2005, 02:56 PM   #21
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You know what? That Dell description is different from what I found:

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...cs.htm#1101572

It says there that a max RAM is 512MB. Hmmm..

Yeah, leave that home. Use that laptop instead. Much more power.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:01 PM   #22
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Thats really weird... the book I got with the computer says max memory 1GB. But who knows. I found some on http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2&sku=K24-1521

would that work?
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Yeah, that looks good. If you already have 512MB in there now, that should bump you up to 1GB. I see no reason why that wouldn't work. Looks good to me.
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go with a desktop theyre harder to steal
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:26 AM   #25
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Alright I've got another question: If I were to buy a Dell Inspiron 9300 could I simply buy the cheapest one and then go to a discount place like tigerdirect and buy the extras that I want for a cheaper price compared to Dell's price. Would this work for a labtop? Would it void the warrenty?
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Yes, it would void the warranty. They don't like you tampering with their supported product even though it's yours. It's only a limited warranty like a year or something. You can still load AutoCAD easily using the 512MB standard RAM they have. It's a nice laptop. Great for what you do. I use to be in drafting too, but I got out of it.

After the warranty is over, then upgrade the RAM if you wish, but laptops generally have limited upgradeability compared to regular desktop PCs. I think the only thing that is within your abilities to upgrade a notebook is the RAM and possibly the hard drive if you must.
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