Your motherboard may not accept any other kind of RAM. If you think you later change the OS to a 64 bit version then it is worth it to get more memory. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I’m still wondering why keep the MB sticks and not just go for 2x2gb sticks though In that case, you must install it in DIMM slot 1. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Sign up using Email and Password.

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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.

It’s possible they’re out there, but I have never found any. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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They seem to existsalbeit not cheap enough to seriously consider them. Lawrence – Anything more then 4GB is a waste of money since the user is using a bit operating systems.

Here’s a couple of examples of acceptable products: Sign up using Facebook. On a 32 bit system you probably do not gain more usable memory than 3GiB. By using our reviaion, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


I feel it should noted that your chipset supports dual-channel memory, which increases overall efficiency by a small margin. 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 have 32 bit system.

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The memory bus on your computer can only utilize the full speed of memory up to PC Also, Is my selection of memory proper or is there a particular way to choose RAMs? Here’s what revisionn need to know to upgrade your RAM: Keeping your old 2 x MB means that you do not need to add more than 2 GiB. Zach L 5 I won’t argue the semantics of my statement so don’t bring up PAE because there are several “except In that case, you must install inetl in DIMM slot 1.

The machine will default to the lowest speed of the available RAM. My system is a Dell Vostro Desktop. Ramhound I never assumed that the OP was using Windows, but it’s probably a safe assumption, so I’ll accept that.

I’m an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. To expand on Zach L’s revisiob, 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 rvision sticks of RAM are called “DIMMs” and you are currently using PC modules, based on your memory frequency.


Look up the v31 of the dell say if it was an optiplex then I would google Optiplex RAM to find out what the max amount of RAM the system can support. I’m still wondering why keep the MB sticks and not just go for 2x2gb sticks though Heck, I inhel using matched sets no matter what.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. It will give you all details about what you want once you fill your motherboard type model.

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It avoids possible memory conflicts, however rare they may be. Lastly, Richie is correct about the speed issue. PEA can be used for that. What model of dell computer is this? 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.