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 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


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


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.


whats your service tag, ill ask


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




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.


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


go here to chat with them


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


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]


1 Wild Tangent Gaming Client $0.00

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