Memory question

By kimgesch
Mar 13, 2006
  1. Can I use PC3200/2700/2100 DDR memory in my Dell 4550? My system currently has 512MB 2700 DDR and has a 533MHz clock speed.

    I know 2700 is listed in the memory, but I wasn't sure if running 400 vs. 333 would be a problem.

    P4 2.4 512MB Ram on a Intel 845PE Mobo
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    It shouldn't be a problem. The faster memory will just run slower. As long as the memory supports your 133Mhz bus (533/4) it should work fine. If you already have PC2700, just get more of that.
  3. kimgesch

    kimgesch TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Circut City has the memory mentioned above (512) for 19.99 after rebates. That's 1/2 of what I can get PC2700 for.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    What speed memory you have it there now will tell you what you need. Most of the newer RAM DDR will run PC2100 (266MHz), PC2700 (333MHz) and PC3200 (400MHz).

    Go to the DELL site for your system or use google and search for:

    dell 4550 specs or memory for dell 4550. You might get stuck using certain type of RAM for dells like Kingston OPTX depending what you have right now.
    There are PCs were you have to use the RAM the sell for it if you try a different brand the system might not load.
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