Solved can i install different memory size in dell workstation 380

February 17, 2013 at 10:09:31
Specs: Windows xp 32 bit

2 gig DDR2 PC2-6400 in slot 1 and 518mb DDR2 in slot 2?can i install different memory size in dell workstation 380

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#1
February 17, 2013 at 11:05:09
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For best performance, memory should be installed in matched pairs. Your system has 4 memory slots, max of 2GB per slot, for a total max of 8GB. If you're running WinXP 32-bit & have no plans to upgrade to a 64-bit OS, there's no point installing more than 4GB.

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell...

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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#2
February 17, 2013 at 12:27:46

riider is correct in what he has posted above. You probably have a 512MB module currently installed. there is no 518MB.

This is an excerpt from the link below.

533-MHz and 667-MHz ECC and non-ECC DDR2 SDRAM
NOTE: Ensure that you do not mix ECC and non-ECC memory.

Your specs state you are using 32 bit Windows so 4GB is the max. Use 2- 2 GB sticks. Remove the 512MB. Get the same speed and latency as installed if possible.

Use the crucial.com online scan to determine what you have and what can work.

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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February 19, 2013 at 08:36:39

Thanks for the advice. I have 2 dells running Windows XP 32 bit. One of them has a single 2gig module, and the other has the single 512mg module. I just bought a new p.c. So I was planning on taking the 2 gb module out of one Dell and put in in the other for my 2nd p.c to consolidate them to have a second p.c. in a different part of the house. I checked on Crucial.com to see if this module is compatible with my workstation 380 which it is. I was just wondering if it would help speed it up, because it's running very slow.

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