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HOW TO: Install RAM on your DELL notebook

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Sirius_GTO, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. Serville

    Serville Notebook Consultant

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    How could I save this thread as a Web Archieve page on my hd ?
    I need a copy of this for my future reference.
    When I try to save it as Web Archieve (mht file), it says "This web page could not be saved to the selected location"
     
  2. cobalic

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    Why don't you just open up the page you want to save, go to File > Save Page As, then name it and save as an HTML?

    (I'm using Firefox)
     
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    mcarroll Notebook Geek

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    yep firefox will export all the images and such... or you could bookmark the page, its not like its going away...
     
  4. cobalic

    cobalic Notebook Evangelist

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    I've been reading that upgrading your ram to 3gb improves performance of the 8400M GS dramatically (that's basically an NVS 135M, right?)

    Will this 2gb Patriot ram stick work in a D630? Also, is the price ($110) good/decent/bad?
     
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    That's as good a price for 2gb ram that I could have imagined. I wonder if it will work in an m1330.
     
  6. BuckeyeFan

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    Anyone have any idea if the inspiron 1520 has one behind the keyboard or are they both on the back as the 1505's were?
    Or is there no way for anyone to know yet since no one has actually gotten their 1520 yet?
     
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    Rixone Notebook Enthusiast

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    One module is behind the keyboard and the other one is at the back.
     
  8. TaiMaiShu

    TaiMaiShu Notebook Guru

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    Hopefully for the people like me who ordered 1.5GB, they put the 1GB behind the keyboard.
     
  9. Sirius_GTO

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    I believe they don't.
     
  10. TaiMaiShu

    TaiMaiShu Notebook Guru

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    Then I'll be looking forward to using your guide.
     
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    decal Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey Tai, know what RAM you're going to buy?
     
  12. TaiMaiShu

    TaiMaiShu Notebook Guru

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    I ordered Patriot
     
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    larson Notebook Evangelist

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    Is Patriot ram good?
     
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    That's sort of strange! On my old Inspiron 8200, you can access both modules from underneath the cover the bottom. Both DIMM slots are there, and they sort of "overlap".

    The RAM install method sure has got a lot more complicated in new Dell notebooks!
     
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    stoopkid Notebook Guru

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    I just went through this guide step by step and it was perfect! I don't know if I could be able to do this without the guide.

    The wierd thing is that I had the hardest time putting the keyboard and top lid.
    On the bottom of the computer, is there supposed to be a small area where one can see through and inside the computer?
     
  16. TaiMaiShu

    TaiMaiShu Notebook Guru

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    Probably not the best but I heard it's reliable.
     
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    If I order a 1520 with 1 gig of RAM, and get a 2 gig stick from newegg, would simply putting the 2 gig in the slot at the bottom give my 2.5 gigs of RAM? Or do they need to be coupled with the same size?
     
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    finchy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks so much Sirius_GTO. this guide is a big help. but does installing more RAM void your warrenty for opening up the laptop?

    I might order an inspiron 1520 with 1GB and upgrade to 2GB. if i order it with 1GB from dell, do they give a 1GB stick? or 512MBx2 dual channel? and does anyone know where some good quality but cheap prices for 2GB of ram are? i know about newegg, but my friend works at frys electronics and he might be able to get me a good discount.

    Thanks again Sirius!
     
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    Hey, Dell puts 2x512 modules in there (dual-channel), so both slots will be taken up once you receive your laptop. I ordered a 2GB stick, and I'm just gonna install it in the back of the laptop for a total of 2.5 GB's of ram :D.

    Also, you asked for any good prices for 2 GB's of RAM. I'm not sure if you want 2 sticks or just 1, but this is the RAM I bought from frys... You also said your friend might give you a discount, ask him for a discount on that product.
     
  20. finchy

    finchy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks larson.

    i ended up buying OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-667 SODIMM Notebook Memory - $159.99 from outpost.com. its too bad the ram will get to me before the laptop will... lol
     
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