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Will this ram work in my system?

     
4:18 am on Jul 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Will this ram work in my Dimension 2400 (533FSB)? Corsair value select ram, part number: VS256MB333.

I don't want to buy it then find out it doesn't work. I have a 256Mb stick in the machine at the moment and its DDR PC2700 - CL 2.5 - 32M x 64. Which is the same as the above Corsair stick. So it should be OK right?

3:04 pm on July 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yup, it sounds like that should work fine. Only thing you'd want to check first is make sure you have an open memory bank :)
5:12 pm on July 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Stop right there!

The only way to make sure it works is to check out the manufacturers website. and make sure it specifically says it will work in that model of dell. If you don't have that assurance - do not just go with 'the same specs'. Dells are notorious about being finicky with memory (speaking from extended experience here). In fact, with Dells, if you don't have direct from the manufacturer 'works on the 2400', I'd bet that the memory *won't* work.

5:39 pm on July 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Good points from Wheel on the Dell, I have not personally had to upgrade memory on one before, and it certainly sounds like he knows what he's talking about.

That being said, there are certain companies which will offer a guarantee that the memory will work, my favorite being crucial.com. Prices are reasonable, free 2nd day shipping, and if you use the advisor tool, they guarantee the memory will work.