Solved Dell Precision 490 Ram upgrade

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May 14, 2012 at 23:24:14
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.66GHz / 3.5 Gb
I'm looking in upgrading the ram in a Dell Precision 490, But I see were it says it uses ECC ram So do I need to buy ECC ram or just find normal old DDR-2 Ram. I'm trying to find the cheapest way to upgrade the ram. I'm wanting to upgrade to ram to Max of 32 gigs but I don't want to pay over 200 dollars just for a upgrade.

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May 21, 2012 at 18:59:59
There is no way in the world I'm putting $800 dollars in this computer Ill just stick with around 8 gigs


#1
May 15, 2012 at 00:14:43
For a start have you got Vista 64bit? If you only have 32bit there's no point in putting more than 4Gb in, & even that will only use around 3.4Gb in reality. If the board supports ECC RAM it doesn't mean that you have to use it, in a desktop computer there would be little & possibly no advantage, though you may have problems if you mix ECC with non ECC. Try going to the Crucial website for your region and run the small memory utility - it will tell you what your upgrade options are and also their prices are generally very good.

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May 15, 2012 at 01:18:53
The specs that it shows is a old computer of mine and I just haven't changed them and this computer will have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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May 15, 2012 at 01:19:20
Anyways Thank you

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#4
May 15, 2012 at 05:34:48
What do you do that would possibly require 32GB RAM?

Your board has 8 memory slots therefore the max is 4GB per slot. And yes, it must be ECC, DDR2-667 is recommended. You're looking at about $800.

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May 21, 2012 at 18:59:59
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There is no way in the world I'm putting $800 dollars in this computer Ill just stick with around 8 gigs

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