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Dell Memory (Ram) upgrade

By Bisley
Oct 27, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I have an Inspiron 531 desktop and currently I only have 2 gigs or ram in it, I want to upgrade it to its max which is 4 gigs, how do I know which type of memory it is?


    PC2-5300/6400 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs
    I looked on a site that said this was what I had but im not really sure what it means or if its correct. Could someone show me a link of where to buy this kind if it is correct.
     
  2. bytegeek

    bytegeek TS Rookie

    Hello there.

    It looks like you had the correct type or memory. You can check the Crucial.com site and use their Memory Advisor Tool. I've never had a problem with them.

    Just remember that if you're using 32-bit Windows XP, Windows will only use 3.5GB at a time.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    You can also download and run the free utility, CPU-Z. Also, any 32 bit Windows operating system has this limitation, not just XP.
     
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