Upgrading my memory in a Dell laptop to 3gig

Acer Aspire 5920-6582 notebook
September 1, 2011 at 00:34:46
Specs: Vista, 2.0ghz 2gig RAM
I am considering upgrading my memory in a Dell Inspiron 1525 from two single 1 gig chips to either 3 gig (1x1gig & 1x2gig) or go all the way to 2x2gig, but have been told that I could run into trouble with two different sized chips if I only upgrade to 3gig. I have also been told that windows 32bit will only use up to 3gig anyway.

So can anyone tell me the best way to go? thanks


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#1
September 1, 2011 at 04:33:00
http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

Here are the specs for your laptop. Your ram runs in dual channel mode which means both ram chips must be identical for it to work in dual channel mode. You should use two 2 gig chips to maintain dual channel mode. 32 bit operating systems can only utilize a little over 3 gigs, so some of the memory will be wasted. Unless you're having a problem with it, let it alone. You won't see that much improvement with another 2 gigs. What is the purpose of upgrading the ram?


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#2
September 1, 2011 at 04:54:23
It is my sons computer and he needs to run a engineering program, pro engineer 5 CAD, he said it was a bit sluggish, I thought upgrading the memory may help

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#3
September 1, 2011 at 04:58:32
For a cad program, it may help a bit. Go to www.crucial.com and run the online scan tool. It will give you the amount and type of ram you can use. If you decide to use the 2 gig chips, make sure they are identical in specs. They sell dual channel kits which are basically two identical chips sold in a package. Good Luck.

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#4
September 1, 2011 at 05:03:20
thanks for your time

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#5
September 1, 2011 at 05:17:51
You're welcome.

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