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Old 02-02-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default How do i know what kind of ram to buy?

i got a dell e520 and it came with 1gb ram(2 dimms) and i want to upgrade to 2 gigs of ram with a 1024 1 dimm stick of ram and i want to know how i can tell wich ram will work or not on my computer.

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Old 02-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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Well the e520 uses DDR2-533 RAM, so get that speed. You may want to run another 2 sticks instead of another 1 so the memory runs in dual-channel.
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Default Re: How do i know what kind of ram to buy?

You would easily go to crucial.com to get a system scan and find out which is best. Plus they have cheap prices and you can see what performance and for the cheapest.
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cool thanks for your help guys this is the ram im gunna get

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...040&CatId=2363

thanks again for your help
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Well the e520 uses DDR2-533 RAM, so get that speed. You may want to run another 2 sticks instead of another 1 so the memory runs in dual-channel.
yea good choice on the ram top get 2 sticks, it does make a large difference in performance if you game, or even multitask
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