Ram


#1

Hey… as most of you know I just purchased a laptop. I got the basic package which included twin 256mb ram for a total of 512. I’d like to end up grabbing myself a gig of ram. My question is do I need to grab two 512 sticks or can I get a single gig stick to work?

Also with this being a brand new Dell laptop, what kind do I need? pc100?

What the hell is the difference between that and the other kind? (like pc133)

The Dell setup I got:

1 Inspiron 2200,Intel Celeron M 360 (1.40GHz/1MB Cache/400MHz FSB) $578.00
1 15.0in XGA Display,for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 256MB,2 DIMMS,DDR,Totaling 512MB,for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 40GB Ultra-ATA Hard Drive,for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 Microsoft Windows XP Home Service Pack 2, English, for Inspiron $0.00
1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access $0.00
1 Image Restore $0.00
1 Windows Media Player 10 $0.00
1 DELL SUPPORT 3.0 $0.00
1 Complimentary courses: Look for EU icon $0.00
1 Dell Direct Download $0.00
1 Wild Tangent Gaming Client $0.00
1 Integrated Network Card,for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 Internal 56K Modem,for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, for Inspiron $0.00
1 24X Combo CD-RW/DVD for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 CyberLink PowerDVD v5.5 Decoding Sofware for DVD Drives $0.00
1 FREE! Dell Wireless 1370 Internal Wireless (802.11b/g, 54Mbps) for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 Trend Micro PC-cillin InternetSecurity, English, 90-day Trial $0.00
1 Music Match 10.1 Basic w/ 3 months OnDemand $0.00
1 43WHr 8-Cell Nickle Metal Hydride Primary Battery, for Inspiron 2200 $0.00
1 Dell/My Way Home Page $0.00
1 Broadband Icon for Inspiron $0.00
1 NETZERO ISP $0.00
1 AOL for Broadband $0.00
1 Netscape ISP $0.00
1 Paint Shop Photo Album 6.0 Starter Edition $0.00
1 Corel WordPerfect 12 plus Trial of Quartro Pro and Presentations $0.00
1 No Warranty After 90 Days $0.00
1 Type 12- Mail-In Service, 24x7 Technical Support, 90 DAYS $0.00
1 Warranty Support,90 Days $0.00
1 Thank You for buying Dell $0.00
1 72103 ($100 MAIL-IN INSPIRON REBATE). Redeem within 30 daysof ship date at www.dell4me.com/rebates $0.00
1 Thank you for choosing Dell $0.00
1 Quickbooks 2005 Special SimpleStart Edition $0.00
1 Dell Media Experience 3.0 Basic $0.00
1 PC Restore Recovery System by Symantec $0.00


#2

I would bet you have to get dual 512, most of them work in pairs. Thats how both my pc’s are. To be certain check on the dell webpage, they have a live chat where you just give them your service tag number and they will ttell u


#3

I figured as much because of how it came with twin 256 sticks… but my desktop has a single gig stick in it. Weird, huh?

I know my old desktop had a single 256 in it, then I went and bought another 256 for it, so I had twin sticks.


#4

whats your service tag, ill ask


#5

lol are you in it now? just send me the URL, I’d like to get in.


#6

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/memconfig.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs


#7

hmm don’t have my svc tag for the laptop yet (get the laptop tomorrow)

but I entered my desktops and it gave me the wrong system setup. 400 and 533 mhz)… which I don’t have.


#8

thats wierd, its always worked for me, let me get you a better link then


#9

go here to chat with them

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/en/chat?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

just enter your desktop stuff or whatever to get to the chat


#10

1 256MB,2 DIMMS,DDR,Totaling 512MB,for Inspiron 2200 $0.00

yes it is possible:

[quote=http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspn_2200?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&~lt=popup&~tab=specstab#tabtop]256 MB shared1 DDR SDRAM standard, upgradable to 1.28 GB

2 SoDIMM sockets, one is user-accessible[/quote]


#11

1 Wild Tangent Gaming Client $0.00

so your dell laptop came with software thats right on the edge of being spyware?? interesting

http://www.pchell.com/support/wildtangent.shtml