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Old 11-02-2009, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have to order ram for a laptop tonight and I was wondering if this was a decent stick

Newegg.com - OCZ Value Series 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Laptop Memory Model OCZ4001024VSO - Laptop Memory

Its going into a 5+ year old Dell Inspirion 1000 with a 60gb (or less hdd). It's my dads work laptop and it only has a 256mb stick in it that I can't remove. I just don't see spending more then this amount for this laptop. If it is completely crap ram I will get better but I thought old laptop doesn't need top of the line ddr.

would a 1gb stick show that much improvement over a 512mb stick?
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^ ya, that's pretty decent. but make sure the mobo will take a 1GB stick, especially if it is 5 years old.

and you will notice a improvement over 512mb of ram. especially if you are on vista/win 67
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You'd better check that the laptop supports 1Gb sticks first (especially seeing as it's an older model)

Other than that, yep taht stick is suitable. How fast does the 256Mb stick run? There's no point buying a new stick thats faster as it'll just underclock itself to match the frequency of the other stick.

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I don't know really know specifics... Except it has a stick of 256 that I can't remove and an empty slot. I believe it will support up to 2gb ram.

it has xp home.

So go ahead a get it?
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what's the model num? i would make sure it supports a 1GB stick before i orderd it. cause newegg does not let you return RAM for a refund. only for a defective part.

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You'd better check that the laptop supports 1Gb sticks first (especially seeing as it's an older model)

Other than that, yep taht stick is suitable. How fast does the 256Mb stick run? There's no point buying a new stick thats faster as it'll just underclock itself to match the frequency of the other stick.

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Model Number is PP08S

I guess it only supports 512mb
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^ ok, so that uses one of the older mobile intel 8xx series chipsets, and only supports a max of 512mb per stick, so throw in two 512mb sticks and you should be good to go
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It only has one open slot. integrated memory is 256...

I am going to get this

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In the first hit of google i got this:
Memory Upgrade For Dell Inspiron 1000, PP08S Series
Is this your laptop? If so it only supports 512Mb of RAM.

Edit: too late philbar71 and overlord20 already answered.
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uhh, no biggie. just replace the 256mb with a 512.
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