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February 16, 2013 12:42:30 AM

So I'm looking to put a couple of GBs extra ram into an old laptop (sorry left it at home and forgot the model)
Planning to use a tiny version of puppy linux which runs entirely in ram, incredibly fast considering how old it is but the browser constantly crashes as there's not enough memory (i think)
SIW tells me it can take 2GB per slot for a maximum of 4 but online specs for the laptop say maximum 1 per slot (SIW has been wrong in the past)

Near home I can only find 2GB ddr2 sticks (at twice the price of ddr3 now :fou:  ) and since it would cost me more money than I save to go ram hunting I'm just going to go for it.

Just want to get confirmation from somewhere other than yahoo answers that it will work.

1. If the memory density is too high the computer can still use half of it right?

2. If I get the full 2GB being used in 1 slot plus the 256MB its got, Is it safe enough to assume it can hadle the full 4 as indicated by SIW?

(for the sake of clarity i'm in Thailand and I am NOT willing to buy online here)

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February 16, 2013 1:00:31 AM

toarranre said:
So I'm looking to put a couple of GBs extra ram into an old laptop (sorry left it at home and forgot the model)
Planning to use a tiny version of puppy linux which runs entirely in ram, incredibly fast considering how old it is but the browser constantly crashes as there's not enough memory (i think)
SIW tells me it can take 2GB per slot for a maximum of 4 but online specs for the laptop say maximum 1 per slot (SIW has been wrong in the past)

Near home I can only find 2GB ddr2 sticks (at twice the price of ddr3 now :fou:  ) and since it would cost me more money than I save to go ram hunting I'm just going to go for it.

Just want to get confirmation from somewhere other than yahoo answers that it will work.

1. If the memory density is too high the computer can still use half of it right?

2. If I get the full 2GB being used in 1 slot plus the 256MB its got, Is it safe enough to assume it can hadle the full 4 as indicated by SIW?

(for the sake of clarity i'm in Thailand and I am NOT willing to buy online here)


If the memory density is too high, the laptop uses NONE of it. It is not compatible.

Best to get us the model #.
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February 18, 2013 8:37:40 AM

dell inspiron 1300,
motherboard model 0RJ272,
North Bridge Intel i915GMS/ i910GML revision 03

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February 18, 2013 12:10:52 PM

2188787,3,1781735 said:
dell inspiron 1300,
motherboard model 0RJ272,
North Bridge Intel i915GMS/ i910GML revision 03

According to the manufacturer, dell inspiron 1300 supports 2GB maximum memory. The laptop has 2 memory slots, so you can add 1GB maximum memory per slot. Even if you add more RAM to your system it may not recognize or the system may not boot. You can refer the manufacturer link for details:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?catego...

Also you can refer some major memory upgrade portals like www.memorystock.com or www.crucial.com for details.


Thanks!
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