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Old 09-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Is it worth it to upgrade the ram Insiporn 531s

I have a Dell Inspiron 531s with 1.50GB
I would like to upgrade it close to the max and I did found out it can take 1GB per slot and it has 4.

How much ram can I put without worrying about power supply or something else being affected?
Also, can you guys recommend what type of RAM should I buy?
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A little research on Dell's website, will tell you exactly what memory your computer requires. It's important that you learn to do some research on your own, because you will often get erroneous answers on forums. Researching the manufacturers specs, will always get you accurate answers.

You should have no concern about sufficient power, since the computer was originally designed for 4GB of memory.
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A little research on Dell's website, will tell you exactly what memory your computer requires. It's important that you learn to do some research on your own, because you will often get erroneous answers on forums. Researching the manufacturers specs, will always get you accurate answers.

You should have no concern about sufficient power, since the computer was originally designed for 4GB of memory.
Thanks for the advice Hameister.
I see what your saying, and I will definitely take it into consideration before I make a post again in the future,
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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A little research on Dell's website, will tell you exactly what memory your computer requires. It's important that you learn to do some research on your own, because you will often get erroneous answers on forums. Researching the manufacturers specs, will always get you accurate answers.

You should have no concern about sufficient power, since the computer was originally designed for 4GB of memory.
Sorry again but just before I do anything stupid and buy the following
Dell Owner's manual for this pc says
Memory:
667-MHz, 800-MHz DDR2 SDRAM

This means I can buy any ram in the
6670MHz DDR2 or 800MHz DDR2 correct?
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Yup, that is what it means.

Might as well get the 800MHz since it is faster.
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Yup, that is what it means.

Might as well get the 800MHz since it is faster.
Once again is this one a good one?
I saw some reviews, but what do you think
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Once again is this one a good one?
I saw some reviews, but what do you think

Is what a good one????

I have no idea what you're talking about??????????????
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Is what a good one????

I have no idea what you're talking about??????????????
Sorry this ram

Amazon.com: PNY OPTIMA 2GB (2x1GB) Dual Channel Kit DDR2 800 MHz PC2-6400 Desktop DIMM Memory Modules MD2048KD2-800: Electronics
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Memory is often tricky when it comes to compatibility.

It is never a good idea to mix different manufacturers of RAM, and different timings.

If I were upgrading that computer, I'd get 4 sticks of new memory, all the same. I'd also purchase only from well known vendors, known for their quality and consistency, like this...

Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2K2/2G

Stick with Kingston, Mushkin, Corsair, G.Skill & Crucial. These are names you can trust, and stay away from "value" ram, it's not worth the few dollars you save.

There is nothing that can cause more havoc in a computer than flaky memory.
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I have to disagree with you on the Mushkin RAM. I used 3 sticks of their RAM in a build for a customer and within a year, all three failed.

I've had good luck with the others and I swear by G.Skill.
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