768Mb in Dell Inspiron 6000???

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Hi

Just added a 512Mb DDR2 400 stick to a new dell Inspiron 6000 and the
native 256Mb won't work with it?

Surely you don't have to have matched pairs on modern Dell machines??
I have a 256 and 128Mb in my Thinkpad T23 OK...???

Any advice appreciated

MG

**REMOVE** 'myhat' from my return email address before sending -thanks!!
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    according to Crucial.com you need

    256MB - CT432009 DDR2 PC2-3200 NON-ECC UNBUFFERED
    Possibly the differenc in the memory is casuing the problem was it sold as
    working in the 6000?

    I have found Crucial to be a good place to go for memory. Reasonable prices
    and they stand by their site. I purchased some memory for my Gigabyte
    motherboard and it turns out it has 3 slots so you can use 1 double sided
    and 2 single sided chips or 2 single sided chips but not 3 double or single
    sided chips. Their site did not mention this and they took the memory back
    no problem at all

    Wayne

    PS please don't crosspost


    "MG" <100550.3170@compuserve.com> wrote in message
    news:4284ee2a.1758610347@news.freeuk.net...
    > Hi
    >
    > Just added a 512Mb DDR2 400 stick to a new dell Inspiron 6000 and the
    > native 256Mb won't work with it?
    >
    > Surely you don't have to have matched pairs on modern Dell machines??
    > I have a 256 and 128Mb in my Thinkpad T23 OK...???
    >
    > Any advice appreciated
    >
    > MG
    >
    > **REMOVE** 'myhat' from my return email address before sending -thanks!!
    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops,uk.comp.sys.laptops,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I've got that combination in my Dell 600m with no problems. Is there is a
    difference in
    the speed or parity?


    "MG" <100550.3170@compuserve.com> wrote in message
    news:4284ee2a.1758610347@news.freeuk.net...
    > Hi
    >
    > Just added a 512Mb DDR2 400 stick to a new dell Inspiron 6000 and the
    > native 256Mb won't work with it?
    >
    > Surely you don't have to have matched pairs on modern Dell machines??
    > I have a 256 and 128Mb in my Thinkpad T23 OK...???
    >
    > Any advice appreciated
    >
    > MG
    >
    > **REMOVE** 'myhat' from my return email address before sending -thanks!!
    >
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops,uk.comp.sys.laptops,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "MG" <100550.3170@compuserve.com> wrote in message
    news:4284ee2a.1758610347@news.freeuk.net...
    > Hi
    >
    > Just added a 512Mb DDR2 400 stick to a new dell Inspiron 6000 and the
    > native 256Mb won't work with it?
    >
    > Surely you don't have to have matched pairs on modern Dell machines??
    > I have a 256 and 128Mb in my Thinkpad T23 OK...???
    >
    > Any advice appreciated
    >
    > MG
    >
    > **REMOVE** 'myhat' from my return email address before sending -thanks!!
    >

    Actually yes, they should be matched pairs. They may work as unmatched
    pairs, but you've significantly slowed down the memory bandwidth of your
    laptop.

    This machine uses DDR2, not DDR, so it can write to two memory sticks at the
    same time, but ONLY if they are matched.

    Tom
  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops,uk.comp.sys.laptops,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Fri, 13 May 2005 21:09:15 GMT, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
    wrote:

    >
    >"MG" <100550.3170@compuserve.com> wrote in message
    >news:4284ee2a.1758610347@news.freeuk.net...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> Just added a 512Mb DDR2 400 stick to a new dell Inspiron 6000 and the
    >> native 256Mb won't work with it?
    >>
    >> Surely you don't have to have matched pairs on modern Dell machines??
    >> I have a 256 and 128Mb in my Thinkpad T23 OK...???
    >>
    >> Any advice appreciated
    >>
    >> MG
    >>
    >> **REMOVE** 'myhat' from my return email address before sending -thanks!!
    >>
    >
    >Actually yes, they should be matched pairs. They may work as unmatched
    >pairs, but you've significantly slowed down the memory bandwidth of your
    >laptop.
    >
    >This machine uses DDR2, not DDR, so it can write to two memory sticks at the
    >same time, but ONLY if they are matched.
    >
    >Tom
    >
    The second slot is inactive either with one or other inserted... so
    can only use the original 256 or new 512Mb in slot 1... what the hell
    is wrong?? Its brand new!!

    Mg

    **REMOVE** 'myhat' from my return email address before sending -thanks!!
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