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Old 05-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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I would like to max out my ram. I have a Dell Inspiron 530S desktop with Vista Home Basic 32 bit.

Here is information from running CPU-Z:
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
Memory slot 1&3 : DDR2 512Mb PC2-5300 333MHz
Memory slot 2: DDR2 2048Mb PC2-6400 400MHz

I looked up the memory specs at dell for the PC:
Type: DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz)
Memory connectors: 4
Memory capacity: 512 Mb, 1Gb or 2Gb
Minimum memory: 512Mb
Maximum memory: 4Gb

It supports dual channel.

My question is how do I max out my ram with the fastest speed possible? If more information is needed, let me know and I will find it and post it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Why do you want to max out your ram? On a 32bit system the max is 3.5 gigs. You can put in 4 1gig sticks to have the dual channel mode but it's only going to be able to use 3.5gig.

Also if that system uses DDR2 ram then you're going to pay through the nose for it. That tech is being phased out by memory card makers in lieu of DDR3 which you system can't use.

Save your money and build a new system.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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As Setishock said your best off saving your pennys and building, Its better and can be cheaper.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #4
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Thank you setishock and BK 123 for your response. This has been extremely helpful. I am a student at a technical college studying computers and networks, so your input is important to me. You have made the memory arena more clear to me. Thanks again for your support.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Glad I could help
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