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Old 02-12-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Will this RAM be compatible?

I have a Dell Dimension 4400,
1.6 GHz, and sadly, 128 MB of RAM
I want to upgrade to 512, but I'm not sure what RAM will work with this system.
I researched and found this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145024

for those of you who don't want to click on the link for whatever reason, here's the RAM:
CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 266 (PC 2100) System Memory

Will it work with my Dimension 4400?
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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download everest home edition and see what type of ram u have. then get that type.
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It doens't go up to PC3200? I think for the Dimension 4400, it's PC2100. So yeah, that RAM will work nicely.
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Just make sure you have a 184 pin slot on your mobo. You will need to open up your compuer for that.
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Just make sure you have a 184 pin slot on your mobo. You will need to open up your compuer for that.

whats that mean?
how do I find it out?
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Open up your computer, pull the ram out (CAREFULLY!), and see if the stick has one or two slots on the bottom of it.
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Everest software isn't free anymore which is too bad. But download the trial version and it will tell you what RAM you have as Tribut suggest:

http://www.lavalys.com/products/down...?pid=3&lang=en
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Cpu-z will do the same thing, and it's free:
http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpu-z-132.zip
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I have that Everest Ultimate Edition and wow, I love it to death. I love the real time display in my system tray monitoring my temps and fan rotation. Pretty neat. All this time, I never tried that CPU-Z and yet, I've seen it quite often. It must be very CPU specific though, isn't it?
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whats that mean?
how do I find it out?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showim...board+-+Retail
That is a picture of what a motherboard looks like, I just grabbed it as an example. You see those reallly long black and blue slots on the right in vertical direction? That is where RAM goes. That is a 184 pin slot.

There are white rim thingys at the end of 2 sides of the slot. Turn them in a 45 degree angle back. You can not install or remove RAM if you do not do that.

Here is a guide on how to install RAM
http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/re...spx?id=2&sid=8
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