It avoids possible memory conflicts, however rare they may be. If you think you later change the OS to a 64 bit version then it is worth it to get more memory. Heck, I suggest using matched sets no matter what. Those should set you on the right track. Post as a guest Name. This is assuming you have a 64 bit CPU, but googling shows that most Dell Vostro combination have a core2duo and [ark. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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Keep in mind if you mix and match RAM with two different speeds, the computer will default to the slower of the two speeds so dont waste your money on faster RAM if you plan on keeping the old RAM installed. Zach L 5 Here’s a couple of examples of acceptable products: If you think you later change the OS to a 64 bit version then it is worth it to get more memory. Itel should set you on the right track.
Zach L and others have explained this already. Lastly, Richie is correct about the speed issue. The memory bus on your computer can only utilize the full speed of memory up to PC You may revisino to get faster memory than you currently have installed, but only as fast as your system can use. Post as a guest Name.
Why only 4GB of ram though? Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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PEA can be used for that. Buying faster RAM then that will not have any effect on system performance due to the limitations of your computer’s Front Side Bus.
I’ll update my post with directions for installing a single DIMM. Lawrence – While PAE will allow a bit operating system to use an application to address more then 3GB of memory, the desktop versions of Windows have very specific limitations, and its safe to assume based on the technical ability of the user and the fact its OEM hardware they are not using Linux.
You can do this either as 1x 2GiB or as 2x 1GiB. I won’t argue the semantics of my statement so don’t bring up PAE because there are several “except While it also is possible to hack desktop versions of Windows to get around their specific limitations, its unfair to the author, and unwise as techical experts to suggest such a hack to the user.
I feel it should noted that your chipset supports dual-channel memory, which increases overall efficiency by a small margin. Here’s what you need to know to upgrade your RAM: This is assuming you have a 64 bit CPU, but googling shows that most Dell Vostro combination have a core2duo and [ark.
So nothing is stopping you from using a 64 bit OS. It’s possible they’re out there, but I have never found any.
Heck, I suggest using matched sets no matter what. In that case, you must install it in DIMM slot 1. To intep on Zach L’s answer, we don’t know you exact motherboard model posting the model of your Dell computer would helpbut based on the information provided, it’s safe to say that you currently have a motherboard that supports DDR2 RAM modules the individual sticks of RAM are called “DIMMs” and you are currently using PC g3, based on your memory frequency.
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It avoids possible memory conflicts, however rare they may be. Ramhound I never assumed that itel OP was using Windows, but it’s probably a safe assumption, so I’ll accept that.
I popped over to Amazon. I’m an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. It will give you all details about what you want once you fill your motherboard type model. I selected the higher data rate PC to, hopefully, find higher quality products.
A single DIMM e.