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Old 04-02-2007, 09:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It looks like your motherboard can support up to 4Gigs, so you should be able to go with the 2 gig kit you were looking at to begin with. That way both sets will be running in dual channel.
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Nope, because Windows Media Center is only limited to 2GB the rest is a waste, as discovered in previous posts. So I am just looking at that 1GB ram slot or do I need to have x2 512mb so it runs in dual or something? Wich is best?

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Opps, missed that. Well I would get the x2 512mb so you get the benefits of dual channel.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for this does everone approve of theses

1GB kit (512MBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 upgrades for Dell Dimension 9150 Desktop/PC, CT482753 from Crucial.com

So I will have 2GB

2 x 512mb PC2-4100
2 x 512mb PC2-6400

So will this work without overclocking or anything just simple install and see a difference? Thanks
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Ok thanks for this does everone approve of theses

1GB kit (512MBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 upgrades for Dell Dimension 9150 Desktop/PC, CT482753 from Crucial.com

So I will have 2GB

2 x 512mb PC2-4100
2 x 512mb PC2-6400

So will this work without overclocking or anything just simple install and see a difference? Thanks
The new PC2-6400 RAM will automatically slow down to match the PC2-4100 RAM, so it's a waste of money. The only solution would be to overclock the old RAM (ie, make all sticks run at PC2-6400 speed), but I doubt it will overclock that far.

You'll have to get PC2-4100 RAM if you want to be on the safe side.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:02 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Ok thanks. I couldn't find one for 4100 the lowest I could find is 4200.

1GB kit (512MBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-4200 upgrades for Dell Dimension 9150 Desktop/PC, CT482744 from Crucial.com

How about that, is that the best option I can go for. I benefit from the dual channel, I only go to the maxium my PC can support wich is 2GB, and it's specs is pretty near the one currently in my pc now. Will it overclock it's self to the 4100?

It seems like a good buy to me now. Thanks
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That RAM ill be fine. PC2-4100, 4200 and 4300 are pretty much the same thing; they're designed to function at 533Mhz (DDR). The actual number differs from manufacturer to manufacturer.

It does seem to be your best option. I'd go for it. You'll see a remarkable increase in performance with 2GB.
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