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Default Question about RAM - 01-22-2009, 04:12 PM

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I just installed a 2 GB stick of RAM and was wondering what I should do with the 1 GB that I pulled out. Rather than selling it on ebay I was thinking of using it in another machine. Anybody know if it'll fit in a regular sized Dell Inspiron laptop? Thanks.
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Default Re: Question about RAM - 01-22-2009, 04:48 PM

That depends entirely on what type of ram your other machine takes. Theoretically, DDR2 is compatible with any other DDR2, but that is not always the case. DDR2 has a specific notch pattern on the bottom, that will ONLY fit into a compatible DDR2 receiver on the main-board. However, you want to try to avoid mismatched speeds of ram (533mhz, 667mhz, 800mhz, etc...). Unfortunately, some machines require that ram be installed in matched pairs.

The scanner at is a helpful tool. It will scan your machine, telling you what you currently have installed, and make suggestions for what you can add.

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Default Re: Question about RAM - 01-22-2009, 06:33 PM

Thanks man. I'll look into that.
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Default Re: Question about RAM - 01-23-2009, 02:55 AM

Yes, you should check the configurator to see which machine can accept the memory. I tried to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 1150 with this memory and it didn't fit,,,so this is going to fit newer notebooks than that. Then again, most newer books come with baseline 2gb now.
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