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    Default More memory is very good!

    I just upgraded to 1G from 256 tonight and I'm wondering why I waited so long! IE, Word, Real Player, and Google Earth all running at the samw time? Wow. Out of the stone ages!

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    256 gigs?!?

    What did that set ya back?
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    No, 1 gig from 256mb.

    How long were you down at 256mb Ken? That's been below minimum for a while now.

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    A few observations so you can tell how old I am, although I'm certain Geezer is older.

    My PDA has the same RAM as the first mainframe computer I worked on.
    Not including the 1G SD card. With the card, my PDA has more storage than all the disk drives at the insurance company where I worked.

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    yeh, i too was running at 256 mb until christmas. thats when i got an upgrade.
    now, my machine runs with 2.25 gigs and runs much faster than ever. it was totaly worth it and i'm so glad i went through with it.

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    No, 1 gig from 256mb.

    How long were you down at 256mb Ken? That's been below minimum for a while now.
    For 2 years.

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    hell i'm only on 512. What would an extra 512 mb cost me?
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    I just jumped from 1GB to 2GB. I'm noticing some speed up with websites and apps loading faster, but because of Vista I'm not noticing much with gaming. They really need to get better drivers for graphics cards for this OS; it's caused a noticeable drop in what my graphics card can do.

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    hell i'm only on 512. What would an extra 512 mb cost me?
    I bought 2 512's through Dell for $65 each. I was told I had to get Dell memory to optimize perfomance. I know crucial.com sells it a little cheaper, depending on the type.

    If you have 2 256 moduels combining to get your 512, you may need to buy 2 512's to get to 1G. I went to crucial.com and ran the system scan and it told me what I had what the max amount of memory I could install, and in what form i needed to buy it. You don't have to buy through them, but it makes it easy to figure out.

    Some of these more experienced guys may have better advice though.

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    I bought 2 512's through Dell for $65 each. I was told I had to get Dell memory to optimize perfomance. I know crucial.com sells it a little cheaper, depending on the type.

    If you have 2 256 moduels combining to get your 512, you may need to buy 2 512's to get to 1G. I went to crucial.com and ran the system scan and it told me what I had what the max amount of memory I could install, and in what form i needed to buy it. You don't have to buy through them, but it makes it easy to figure out.

    Some of these more experienced guys may have better advice though.
    thanks. I'll check it out.
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    I bought 2 512's through Dell for $65 each. I was told I had to get Dell memory to optimize performance. I know crucial.com sells it a little cheaper, depending on the type.
    They lied to you. As long as it's the same type, Dell memory isn't inherently superior to anyone else. They just rebrand other people's products.
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    I bought 2 512's through Dell for $65 each. I was told I had to get Dell memory to optimize perfomance.
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    They lied to you. As long as it's the same type, Dell memory isn't inherently superior to anyone else. They just rebrand other people's products.
    Anthem is 100% correct. Dell doesn't make memory, they buy in bulk. Most Dells I've owned or worked on has Infineon or Samsung Memory. I usually buy Corsair ValueSelect Memory, one of the best brands, but cheaper than their top of the line memory.
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    They lied to you. As long as it's the same type, Dell memory isn't inherently superior to anyone else. They just rebrand other people's products.
    The thing is, it wasn't dell that told me that, it was a guy at Best Buy. I figured that since they were not making any money off of it then why would he tell me that? Just as uninformed as i was i guess. Oh well. This is good news for my father in law though who want to upgrade the memory in his Dell. Where is the best place to get the cheaper stuff? Does that mean that Lexmark cartridges will actually work in my Dell printer? The ink store told me those wouldn't.

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    The thing is, it wasn't dell that told me that, it was a guy at Best Buy. I figured that since they were not making any money off of it then why would he tell me that? Just as uninformed as i was i guess. Oh well. This is good news for my father in law though who want to upgrade the memory in his Dell. Where is the best place to get the cheaper stuff? Does that mean that Lexmark cartridges will actually work in my Dell printer? The ink store told me those wouldn't.
    Your Dell printer probably isn't a rebranded Lexmark. Don't know about that one, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SycamoreKen View Post
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    Does that mean that Lexmark cartridges will actually work in my Dell printer? The ink store told me those wouldn't.
    Lexmark ink cartridges will NOT work in Dell printers, even though they are made by Lexmark for Dell.

    I buy most my PC stuff from NewEgg.com also. I buy printer ink cartridges from www.re-ink.com.
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    I bought 2 512's through Dell for $65 each. I was told I had to get Dell memory to optimize perfomance. I know crucial.com sells it a little cheaper, depending on the type.

    If you have 2 256 moduels combining to get your 512, you may need to buy 2 512's to get to 1G. I went to crucial.com and ran the system scan and it told me what I had what the max amount of memory I could install, and in what form i needed to buy it. You don't have to buy through them, but it makes it easy to figure out.

    Some of these more experienced guys may have better advice though.
    Thank you for starting this thread. Because of you I upgraded my computer to 1G and now have a good machine. It's fast and much more fun to work with. Graphics load almost instantly, pages almost pop up on their own.

    I paid 50 bucks each for two 512's at my local store. He said they were going up 4 bucks soon. I really don't care because it is worth every penny. No more waiting for pages to load and the aggravation that came with that. Its great.



    The store guy said it doesn't make the computer faster but it makes the programs work quicker. So it seems faster. I just know it is much quicker now and I'm happy.

    PS: Lets put some of these chips into the Pacers and see what happens.

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    but why two 512, instead of one gb?

    shouldnt one gb cost the same and save you the slot for future upgrade...

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    I bought 2 1gb sticks about a year and a half ago for ~$220 from Newegg.com

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    but why two 512, instead of one gb?

    shouldnt one gb cost the same and save you the slot for future upgrade...
    Some computers have ways they utilize the RAM which is supposed to make the 2 better (faster) than one (of the same total size).

    Whether that is a geek difference or a real world difference, I do not know.

    From the outside looking in I'd rather have a slot open for even more ram down the road but that might be shooting myself in the foot. It's not an area I've really studied. My computers are all fast enough for what I'm currently asking of them so it's just not been an issue to research.

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