You can do this either as 1x 2GiB or as 2x 1GiB. If you think you later change the OS to a 64 bit version then it is worth it to get more memory. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I’m an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. Sign up using Email and Password. Zach L and others have explained this already. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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Zach L and others have explained this already. A single DIMM e. It will give you all details about what you want once you fill your motherboard type model.

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What model of dell computer is this? On a 32 bit system you revosion do not gain more usable memory than 3GiB. Lawrence – While PAE will allow a bit operating system to use an application to address more then 3GB of memory, the desktop versions of Windows have very specific limitations, and its safe to assume based on the technical ability of the user and the fact its OEM hardware they are not using Linux.

Keep itel mind if you mix and match RAM with two different speeds, the computer will default to the slower of the two speeds so dont waste your money on faster RAM if g3 plan on keeping the old RAM installed. The memory bus on your computer can only utilize the full speed of memory up to PC Lastly, Richie is correct about the speed issue.

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If you’re doing anything that pushes how much memory you’re using, I would suggest using matched sets. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

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Look up the model of the dell say if it was an optiplex then I would google Optiplex RAM to find out what the max amount of RAM the system can support.

I selected the higher data rate PC to, hopefully, find higher quality products. Those should set you on the right track. I popped over to Amazon. I’m an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. Heck, I suggest using matched sets no matter what.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Reision L 5 Stephen Lynch 5. Here’s a couple of examples of acceptable products: Also, Is my selection of memory proper or is there a particular way to choose RAMs? This is assuming you have a 64 bit CPU, but googling shows that most Dell Vostro combination have a core2duo and [ark.

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I won’t argue the semantics of my statement so don’t bring up PAE because there are several “except You can use the Crucial Advisor Tool. Email Required, but never shown.

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Scorpion99 10 I have 32 bit system. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Lawrence – Anything more then 4GB is a waste of money since the user is using a bit operating systems. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand g333 Terms of Service.

The machine will itnel to the lowest speed of the available RAM. My system is a Dell Vostro Desktop. You may want to get faster memory than you currently have installed, but only as fast as your system can use. To expand on Zach L’s answer, we don’t know you exact motherboard model posting the model of your Dell computer would helpbut based on the information provided, it’s safe to say that you currently have a motherboard that supports DDR2 RAM modules the individual sticks of RAM are called “DIMMs” and you are currently using PC modules, based on your memory frequency.