I have a dell xps 410 with 2x512mb ram (1 gig). Never changed the ram so basically its the default type of ram that comes with a xps 410 (no idea which type of ram it is). Anyways, I want to upgrade by adding 2 more gb of ram. Im thinking of getting 2gb of ram from my friend; the ram is from OCZ.
The Dell site shows RAM available for that system of either PC-5300 (667MHz) or PC2-6400 (800MHz). The specs for your friend's RAM are PC-5400 (667MHz).
Frankly, I don't know the difference between PC-5400 and PC-5300. But maybe someone here with this info now can answer.
Generally, a system from a company like Dell is going to come with the least expensive RAM available when it was built, so your current RAM is likely PC-5300. A trip to the Dell site with your service tag# will let you know easily.
Anyways, I checked the OCZ memory configurator and it shows that this model can be used on a xps 410. The ram i currently have also runs at 667mhz so I don't think there should be a problem. I just wanted to know if the computer would lock up or the ram wouldnt work or something.