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Swapping out memory from a Toshiba to a Dell. Just a compatibility question.

Question: Swapping out memory from a Toshiba to a Dell. Just a compatibility question.

It's been a while since I've been hardcore into the hardware aspect of things, so just for reassurance I wanted to ask here.

My girlfriend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop computer, loaded with Win XP and 512mb of RAM.

I just bought a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 laptop loaded with 1gb of RAM and Vista (2x512). Any minute replacement ram for my computer will be arriving, which is a single stick of 2gb.

Her laptop uses DDR2 400 PC3200 200pin RAM.
My laptop uses DDR2 667 PC5300 200pin RAM.

My pair of 512mb sticks would run in her laptop, right? The speed would just be downclocked to that of what her laptop is designed for, AKA 400.

I just am 100% flat broke and the last thing I want to do is fry her computer and buy her a new laptop.

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Preferred Solution: Swapping out memory from a Toshiba to a Dell. Just a compatibility question.

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Answer: Swapping out memory from a Toshiba to a Dell. Just a compatibility question.

Thats the idea.

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I have a Dell PowerEdge SC420 server and I would like to add some more memory to it.

Can I buy any brand of DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz 240 Pin memory?
I thought ppl are selling kingston memory really cheap on Ebay, can I buy that ?

Answer:Memory Compatibility Issue for Dell PE 420

You should be able to but there's no guarantee. What you must watch though, it that the SC420 uses ECC RAM. This means that either the additional RAM must also be ECC or if mixed, ECC must be disabled in the bios (assuming the bios has that option).

You're best bet therefore is to buy ECC memory to match.

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Hi All,
    I just got my Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop as an upgrade to my Inspiron 15R 5537.
   My question js this: I have in my previous Inspiron 4 GB RAM (DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 4GB, 1600, 2RX8, 2G, DDR3L, S), and I'd like to add it to my new laptop, which has a 2GB and a 4GB, so basically, removing the 2GB and outting in the 4GB from the 5537.

Will that work?

Thanks!!!

Answer:MEMORY COMPATIBILITY Question.................

It depends on the processor you purchased and the exact model system.  If it's the newest generation of CPUs (seventh generation Kaby Lake) it requires DDR4 and the DDR3 from the old system will not work.
If it's a model that uses an older-generation CPU, the DDR3L you now have should work.

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Hi all,

I currently have this motherboard: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59095&promoid=1244

I'm running this RAM in it (4GB): http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42745&promoid=1244

Would it support an extra 8GB? http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.Skill&promoid=1034

Thanks
 

Answer:Memory Compatibility Question

The motherboard specs list 4 slots and total memory capacity as 32GB, so yes.

Motherboard specs: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G43--B3-.html#/?div=Detail

The real question, do you need 12GB of RAM.
 

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A friend gave me his old PC sans memory. I downloaded the user manual for the mobo. It's an Abit LG-95Z. In it, it states that you can use DDR2 or DDR, as long as you don't mix them. It has two 240 pin slots. This is a bit confusing as I thought that DDR had a different pin count (184). There are no separate slots for DDR on it. In my research, I found that some manufacturers put both types on one mobo, but this doesn't appear to be the case. My hunch is, the manual just plain wrong. Anybody have any insight?
 

Answer:Memory compatibility question

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I just recently built a new computer, installed 16GB ram (two 8GB strips)....
Crucial Ballistix 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0

Newegg also sent me two memory strips....
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS2K4G3D1609ES2LX0

I do have four memory slots, so I can install these as it seems these two 4GB strips are compatible, but the reviews on this memory isn't the greatest. This would give me 24GB instead of 16GB, but my question is would these 4GB strips help or hurt my performance?


My System:
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
Mobo: MSI Z87 MPOWER LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC Flagship High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Platform Intel Motherboard
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Memory(16 GB): Crucial Ballistix 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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Answer:Memory compatibility question

So what exactly is your question.

Will the memory work together ?

Yes it will.

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I have an Asus P5KPL-VM Motherboard and I would like to know if this motherboard will support DDR2 1066 ram or anyting over DDR2 800. The owner's manual say it will only support DDR2 800, but I have heard people say otherwise. I just need to confirm this.
 

Answer:Memory Compatibility Question

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Hi guys ! So i just ordered a GTX 550ti for my system ( 8400gs current) and it iwll be here 2morra. But since i upgraded the video card I dont want to bottle neck the system ( even though its a terrible system )

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5G41-M LX2/GB mobo
Intel(r) Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4ghz 2.41 ghz
8400 Gs Geforce Nvidia <<-- GTX 550ti coming in mail
2.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (5-5-5-18)



Since i want to upgrade the ram my question is WHAT can i shop for ? I saw some cheap DDR2 Corsair 4 gig ( 2 stick ) 1066mhz i think ? Wondering if my mobo can use a 1066mhz ram stick ? Or do i have to shop only for 800mhz ?

Also can i use the 1 stick of 2 gig ram I have in there and just add another 2 gig stick or should they be the EXACT SAME if I put in 2 sticks ?

Thanks guys appreciate any response/help:major
 

Answer:Question regarding memory compatibility

This scanner from crucial will tell you exactly what type/speed and amount of Ram your board will take.....

http://www.crucial.com/uk/systemscanner/ .....

Hope this helps.
 

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hello
i have a question about a memory issue.i have a dell xps 600 and i have 2-1gig sticks pc2-4200 installed and working fine.someone i know told me i could put pc2-5300 in as well.i tried putting a 1gig stick in with the existing pc2-4200 and the system didnt see 3gigs but only still 2.i took out my pc2-4200 sticks and left in thepc2-5300 and the computer found it.my question is why cant i put both together?also my xps can hold up to 8 gigs will it be much faster if i put all 8 or is my computer too old to spend the money and waste it.
thank you for your time
 

Answer:memory Compatibility question

If you go to http://www.crucial.com/ and use the memory advisor it should tell you exactly what your motherboard can handle for memory and the best way to buy it IMHO.

If you dont have a 64 bit system, then your OS will only recognize up to 4 gig of ram i believe.

I also believe it doesnt recognize the additional stick of 1 gig because you need to run memory in pairs.
 

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I just upgraded my memory in my current motherboard with this Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR533D2N4K2/2G

But now I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard because mine is very outdated. The memory standard on my current motherboard is DDR2 533 but I can't seem to find any motherboards that are socket 775 with DDR2 533 memory standards anymore. My question is would the ram I just added to my current motherboard be compatible with a motherboard that has an 800 memory standard? Since I just bought 4 gigs of this memory I'd prefer not to have to buy all new memory that's why I'm asking...Thanks in advance for any replies.
 

Answer:Question about memory compatibility

HarmonyK said:





I just upgraded my memory in my current motherboard with this Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR533D2N4K2/2G

But now I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard because mine is very outdated. The memory standard on my current motherboard is DDR2 533 but I can't seem to find any motherboards that are socket 775 with DDR2 533 memory standards anymore. My question is would the ram I just added to my current motherboard be compatible with a motherboard that has an 800 memory standard? Since I just bought 4 gigs of this memory I'd prefer not to have to buy all new memory that's why I'm asking...Thanks in advance for any replies.Click to expand...

Most DDR2 motherboards will support memory at standard frequencies like yours up to a point (generally 800 or 1066) but you would need to check the individual board specs.
 

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My motherboard supports PC2-5300 and PC2-6400 RAMs, but it doesn't support dual channel memory. Does that mean PC2-5300 dual channel kit won't properly function on my motherboard?
 

Answer:Memory and Mobo compatibility question

That only means it will operate in single channel mode.

Still, the speed (PC-xxxx) doesn't mean everything in compatibility. You should go to Corsair, Crucial or Kingston website and look up your system/motherboard model to find guaranteedly compatible RAM. Easiest to use is Crucial's automatic scanner.
 

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I just bought 2x4GB Corsair DDR3-1066MHz memory. When I plug in both sticks, the system does not even get to the BIOS splash screen, it just sits there and nothing happens. If I plug in just one stick, it works. This work for either of the 2 sticks.  My laptop is ThinkPad W500 Mod 4058CTO How do I make both memory sticks work? I am running Win 7 64-bit, this is my son's laptop, he is using memory heavy music recording programs.. so the mor ememory - the better...  Thanks

Answer:ThinkPad W500 memory 8GB compatibility Question - HELP.

some Corsair ram have compatibility problem with that generation of machine. The W500 does unofficially support 8 gigs of ram.

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Hi,I have a thinkpad a30, switched motherboards (actually entire lower base with cpu), and still am getting 1 short beep, 3 short beeps, 3 short beeps, 1 short beep . . . indicating system board or DIMM .  . . . I thought I had a compatible stick of memory to test the new board but  . . . . mine has four chips on each side (8 total). I was told that it might require another configuration memory stick (even though pc133) . . .like 16 chip configuration. I'm totally lost at this point. Which memory should I be using? More importantly should my present 256MB PC133 SDRAM SODIMM 144 pin memory (with four chips on each side) work in my A30? I can't figure out if its my system board that is bad or the memory. Again, I've switched the memory board with no change in result and I've purchased this memory stick with no change in result.Getting frustrated . .Redbud

Answer:a30 question on memory compatibility with error beeps

Any PC133 laptop RAM should work in A30, high/low density stick are not an issue for this machine type. The DIMM that you have, if it's not defective, should be just fine. Try testing out that DIMM in another machine, with mem86. Good luck. 

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I purchased 512meg of PC2700 from Crucial for my laptop. It came with 256meg PC2100. Is it better to have just the higher rated memory in it, or should I keep both memory modules in it?

Thanks!

Answer:Memory compatibility question for a Satellite 2450-201S

Hi there,

it?s better not to mix the memory modules. Especially, if you have two different manufacturers and two different timings. Not good.
It is better to have two similar memory modules, because of compatibility issues.

Greets

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Hello

I have Toshiba Satellite L755-161 and Windows 7 32bit installed (for quite some time) - when checking My Computer properties I can see that from 8GB of RAM only 2.74GB are usable.

Is this a normal value for usable memory?
Would this change depending on the additional software installed or would this only depend on hardware?
Would this value change (hopefully increase) if I reinstall my Windows 7?

Second thing:
Would it be possible/wise to upgrade to Windows 10?
Are all necessary drivers for Windows 10 released and where can they be safely downloaded?

Thanx in advance.

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Hi
I have a toshiba satellite L355 with a processor Intel corei5, can I swap the processor to another toshiba satellite L355 with a processor Intel corei3? The L355 satellite has a fault motherboard.
Thanks

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I have heard from several people that with Dell computers you need to buy ONLY Dell memory for upgrades! Is this true or can I get the same two 1 gig modules for upgrade with the exact specs from a different source other than DELL? Thanks...
 

Answer:Dell XPS m140 memory question!!

No, you do not have to buy Dell memory. Crucial has guaranteed compatible memory.
 

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Hey everybody,

I have a Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M6400 in my office that we are currently looking to add RAM to. Dell sent a 2GB RAM Module (PC3-8500, which is correct for this computer), and the computer has 4 RAM modules already installed. On one of my old laptops I was able to go from having 2 - 1GB modules to 1 - 1GB and trading the other out for 1 - 2GB module, effectively giving me 3GB of RAM. This machine has two areas where the RAM is placed: under the keyboard and under the back panel. The machine currently has 4 - 1GB modules installed and when we swapped one of the 1GB for the new 2GB the computer would not boot. Any thoughts would be helpful.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Memory Question Dell M6400

Sparticus039 said:


Hey everybody,

I have a Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M6400 in my office that we are currently looking to add RAM to. Dell sent a 2GB RAM Module (PC3-8500, which is correct for this computer), and the computer has 4 RAM modules already installed. On one of my old laptops I was able to go from having 2 - 1GB modules to 1 - 1GB and trading the other out for 1 - 2GB module, effectively giving me 3GB of RAM. This machine has two areas where the RAM is placed: under the keyboard and under the back panel. The machine currently has 4 - 1GB modules installed and when we swapped one of the 1GB for the new 2GB the computer would not boot. Any thoughts would be helpful.

Thanks in advanceClick to expand...

Try running just the 2gb stick in slot 1 and leave all other slots empty.
 

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I have a 4+yr old Dell Dimension 8200 P4/200ghz that I would like to upgrade memory on. It currently has the original Rambus memory at only 256mb. Do I have to use DRAM memory or if I toss the original Rambus memory (RAMBUS INLINE MEMORY MODULE, 128, 400M, 64X16, 4C, 40) can I use a less expensive type of memory as a replacement?

Thanks
 

Answer:Dell 8200 Memory Upgrade Question

RAMBUS and DRAM are not interchangable. RAMBUS is proprietary. Please read the installing ram guide in the guide forum. The only ram you can use is from DELL itself. RAMBUS is also obsolete now.
 

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OK, so my ever lovable gf comes to me and finally says this thing is very slow since her friend loaded up OpenOffice on her XP home machine with 256MB RAM.rolleyes Now, I checked with Dell's profiler which just basically told me that I have 256MB DDR RAM whereas Crucial reports DDR2 PC5200 is installed which can accept this 512MB stick or more than likely I'll go for the 1GB DDR2 PC 5300, either way it's darn cheap memory!:cool Oh, it's not a dual channel mobo.

Anyways, can I use Crucial.com as gospel or should I double check with Dell CS?uke BTW, without anything running the RAM used is %80 so you can imagine the hard drive working overtime trying to cache everything.:-D

I have the Service Tag# if needed. Thanks as always folks! Cheers!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron B210 Memory Upgrade question

I usually trust the RAM sites, but if you want to be sure you can check with Dell. It can't hurt right?
 

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Hi,
This is my first question for Dell, I have been trying to call the 24x7 support for my questions but apparently it's closed. So here's my questions:
1. I want to buy a memory module from a third party seller, will that void my warranty?
a. Memory in my laptop is currently 4 gigs. Philippine seller's are quite cheap with regards to memory so there's that. LOL ($1000 for 4 gigs LOL) will different speeds affect memory? should I also buy a 2400 mhz one?
b.Different memory size: is it possible for a 12-gig config to exist? (same speed etc)

2. My computer is quite slow also, tried removing almost all background apps but when I play witcher 3, my computer just comes to a halt if I alt-tab. Is this a memory issue?

3. There's a ticking noise if I position the laptop at 45 degrees.

FINALLY.. hehehe, will opening my laptop cause warranty issues? Sellers here in the Philippines are quite stern with their warnings that opening the back panel causes the warranty to void. 

Answer:Several Question for Memory Upgrade Dell 7567 and other stuff

1.  Not with Dell, but the RAM won't carry the system warranty.  Memory is user-upgradeable.  While it's possible to use mismatched RAM, matched sets will perform best.
2.  Could be virtual memory that's at fault, yes - particularly if you have a spinning hard drive rather than an SSD.
3.  That's either the fan or a hard drive - the only two things in the system with moving parts.

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As a Dj I have a lot of music downloaded onto Usb memory sticks.
The problem I have is trying to hot swap them during a gig.
Sometimes they are not found unless I reboot, which is not possible at that time.I always use the " safely remove" device at home but again not convenient during gigs.
Is there a way to make USB swapping more reliable.

Answer:Hot swapping memory sticks

As far as I am aware you have to click in the Safely Remove Hardware in the system tray before removing USB Sticks or USB H/Drives. If you do not do this you can corrupt the data on the disc.

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I'm trying to install MS Flight Sim 2002 on my Celeron 400MHz, 288Mb RAM, 60GB HDD computer with Win98SE.After a bit of "Copying files..." I get a message saying there was a propblem extracting a file and a cause could be not enough memory for swapping files or a corrupted file.I don't think it's a corrupted file because it's on a CD, which incidentally is pristine, no scratches or anything.So I presume it may be the memory, but I have 288Mb! I had a look at TaskInfo2002 and it states that I have 220Mb of locked memory - what does this mean and does it have anything to do with my problem?

Answer:Low memory for swapping files?

win98 does benefit from using a memory manager, maybe that could help with your problem.i use 'cacheman' click here it sorted out my RAM problems.

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I've swapped the battery and hard disk from an exactly identical computer (Dell Inspiron 1500, running XP Home) to create one good one. All is fine but the memory (only 500) is in better shape in one than the other. Is the memory attached or related to the hard disk? In which case would it be OK to swap the memory too or won't it make any difference?Thanks,Bix

Answer:Swapping memory in two identical pcs

Try both sticks of memory in the 1 computer.

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System - Windows XP Professional, 1.8Ghz Processor, 512Ram, 80Gb Hardrive, Sapphire Radeon 9600Pro 128Mb Graphics Card. Have re-installed Windows, due to various problems. Now I am experiencing memory problems when I attempt to install large programmes like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Microsoft Train Simulator, etc. After a few minutes the screen displays the following message . . .Installation stopped - caused by low memory (Low disk space for swapping file).Has anyone any ideas what has happened and how I can cure it.

Answer:Low memory - Swapping file

Try increasing your paging to 3 times RAM and set min and max the same.

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Guys

My first post so be gentle

Tad confused and wondered if someone can put me straight.
Customer of mine has a Dell Dimension 4600, Windows XP, I am 99.9999999% they have a dodgy motherboard.

So...

If i can get a like for like Dell mobo, will XP work straight off, will i need to reactivate using their current key, will i need to do a repair or will they need to buy a new retail or oem xp ?

And what if i put a Dell mobo in that is different?
But I am fairly certain that a non Dell mobo will need a new XP licence... correct ?


Sorry for all the questions, it would be lovely to get a better idea.

Thanks
 

Answer:Swapping out Dell motherboards

If you replace the motherboard with the exact same type, you should have no issues with windows. I would check all of the other components first, hard drive, ram, ect. first, and then consider replacing the motherboard.
 

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  I have a PC that I haven't used in some time due to the fact that I believe it has a virus.The CPU usage is at 100%,the fan goes crazy,there are no icons and barely anything will work.  I have files on that computer that I would like to somehow transfer to my present one.If i hit ctrl/alt/dlt I can get the task manager and access the files that way but they load incredibly slow.  My question is,is it possible to take the memory card from that computer and somehow temporarily put it in my present computer to transfer the files? Is there a chance of infecting my present computer by doing so? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks 

Answer:Swapping memory card virus...

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. I am working under the guidance of one of the specialist of this forum so it may take a bit longer to process your logs. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.You can remove the Hard Drive from the infected computer and install it as a slave on your new computer. Of course, this involves opening the box and making two connection. If you don't feel comfortable doing this perhaps a buddy with some experience can do it for you or you can find how to do it on YouTube. After it's installed as a slave you should download and scan the drive with your present Anti-Virus program along with these other programs I've attached.SUPERAntiSpywareIf you already have SUPERAntiSpyware be sure to check for updates before scanning!Download SuperAntispyware Free Edition (SAS)... Read more

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I'm almost positive it's okay, but I wanted to make sure, as I'm not too familiar with hard drives.

The hard drive in my friends Dell Inspiron 15R (M501R/M5010) needs to be replaced. I have access to an older HP pavillion hard drive with identical specs (SATA, 5400 rpm, 9.4mm/70mm, etc.). Before I spend a few hours taking apart the inspiron to get to the hard drive which is not easily accessible, I want to make sure the two hard drives are interchangeable, and that there won't be any HP vs. Dell compatibility issues.

Thanks!

Answer:Swapping out hard drive from HP to Dell

Looks like it should be OK.

You'll need to move the mounting adapter from the drive in the Dell to the replacement drive.

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Got a Dell 6400, I got a replacement Dell 6410 completely different hardware coming from a P8300 to a Core i5. Simply swapping drive won't boot. Is there a way I can make this work w/o having to reinstall the OS. Both Machines comes with OEM WIn 7 Pro license so I wouldn't have any issue activating Windows again if I have to. Just the drag of all the applications and settings I have to go through again. 
 
FWIW: I have acronis with universal restore. I have not tried it yet but any help is greatly appreicated. 

Answer:Swapping drive between two different model dell

Try an in place upgrade. BTW welcome to BC

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Hello,
I have a Dell Optiplex 390 and I want to swap its motherboard for a Dell Optiplex 3010 motherboard.
If I only swap the motherboard but keep all the components the same (CPU, HDD, RAM), will Windows still work? I am running Windows 7 Pro.
Thank you. 

Answer:Swapping motherboards in Dell Optiplex 390

The answer to most of what you want to do is no.
The CPU can't be swapped between the two - the 390 uses second-gen CPUs;  the 3010, third-gen.  The memory may or may not be useable;  it may be too slow.  
While the hard drive can be swapped, Windows will need to be reloaded due to all the hardware differences between the two.
The two do not share a chassis, so it may not be a direct swap between the models.

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Just ordered [url=http://www.dell.com/en-ca/member/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9560-laptop/nxps159560_bt_s1639e]this laptop[/url] and see it comes with a 32GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I assume the SSD is used as a cache and the HDD holds the OS. So would there be a worth while performance gain by keeping the HDD as storage, and swap out the small SSD for a larger SSD to hold the OS? Someone else suggested that the 32gb SSD is integrated into the HDD, like [url=https://www.amazon.de/Seagate-ST1000LX001-Interne-Hybrid-Festplatte-Flash-Speicher/dp/B01BVS733Q]this one here[/url].
Does anyone know if this laptop has two seperate drives, one SSD and a HDD, or is it just one drive? If there is a separate SSD are there certain SSD's that I should look at to upgrade it with?

Answer:Can I swapping out 32Gb SSD in Dell XPS 15 9560?

Hi flyboy320,Thanksfor posting.I see you have posted your question in numerous forums, I hope you find the answer you're looking for.  Here is one answer:  http://dell.to/2w2fR9s

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Hi,I have what I think is a noisy hard drive on my Dell.I read somewhere how to check if its a fan issue or a hard drive issue is to disconnect it and switch the pc on? I did this and it wasn't making this annoying noise! A friend has given me a Western Digital WD500AADS which came out of a Virgin Tivo box and I'm wondering whether I can swap these? I hope so as the noisy drive is a Seagate 200 gb so I would be getting more memory.Also I did try connecting this new drive in place of the old drive but nothing came up on my monitor? Any help would be very helpful.
Thanks.

Answer:Swapping hard drive on a Dell Inspiron 546 MT.

click here is this your machine?
thought it came with a 1TB drive.
you need to connect the new drive as well as the old one, then use something like Macrium Refect (free) to clone the old drive to the new one. then put the cloned drive in place of the old one and check it boots.

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I am trying to determine how much work I have ahead of me.

A person at work is using a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Pro on a 500 GB system drive. Lately, they are having problems with the computer randomly shutting down and rebooting after about 30 to 90 minutes of operation. SMART testing is enabled in the BIOS and no problems are being reported for the hard drive.

Can I just pull the drive from that computer and use it to replace the 80 GB drive in a refurbished Dell Optiplex GX280? I am concerned that Windows Genuine Advantage will have a a hissy fit and say the installation in the new computer is not valid. Both computers have Windows XP Pro COA stickers.
 

Answer:Solved: Swapping HD on Same Model # Dell Desktop

If the XP PRo is is a Dell oem version than no you won't have a problem.
 

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 I recently have been helping out at my school with some computer repairs and want to know can I swap one hard drive out of a computer that died and place it into another one and just fire it up and have access to my files on that drive...? If not, what do I need to do....?Many thanks

Answer:Swapping Drives on DELL old model D235PD-00 ??

If you only need to acces files and aren't attempting to run the OS on the other PC...which will most likely fail of course it can be done...See Here...

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 139413 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0K5148, A01, ..CN1374049D010V.
Antivirus: CyberDefender Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I was wondering if it would be too much hassel to get another mobo for my computer to replace the present one? It has an intermittent sound problem that I believe is a falty chip or a bad solder joint that would require me to bring it to a computer shop to have it corrected for a large amount of money. I could probably get one on ebay(for a resonable price) to exchange it with the present one in my computer. I know it is an older computer but I cannot afford another computer right now.
 

Answer:Solved: Swapping Dell Dension2400 Motherboards

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have two dell dimensions 9100. One has 250G, NATIVE COMMAND QUEUEING, 7.2K, 8M Lead Free, MXT-SA drive and the other has 80GB, Serial ATA 7.2K, 8MB, Native Command Queueing, SeaGate drive. Can I put the 250 hard drive into the 9100 that has the 80GB hard drive?
 

Answer:swapping hard drives dell dimensions

leeleebb1 said:





have two dell dimensions 9100. One has 250G, NATIVE COMMAND QUEUEING, 7.2K, 8M Lead Free, MXT-SA drive and the other has 80GB, Serial ATA 7.2K, 8MB, Native Command Queueing, SeaGate drive. Can I put the 250 hard drive into the 9100 that has the 80GB hard drive?Click to expand...

As long as both are SATA connections, there shouldn't be a problem. Do both have your OS on them or are you swapping out secondary/data drives?
 

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I understand the issues with trying to swap an hdd to a different pc. What I don't know, is if trying will screw up the hdd for putting it back in the old pc. (Yes, I'd do an image disc first)

In this case, I would be going from a Toshiba laptop with AMD Sempron chip, DDR2 RAM to a Toshiba laptop with an AMD A6 chip and DDR3 RAM. I realize it probably won't work, I'm just wondering if it would screw up the disc for putting it back in the old machine?

Answer:Swapping hdd question

Why aren`t you just buying a new drive for this other PC ??

But no it should not hurt the drive at all.

Why did you think it would ?

Are you saying you want to boot from it in this other machine ?

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Hi all, Not sure if someone has asked this exact same question, I couldn't find any, but as the title suggests I woud like to swap my 750GB HDD+24 GB SSD with SanDisk Extreme pro 480GB.I want to migrate my windows (8.1) to new SSD, without installing a new copy. How can I go about doing it? revovery disc using onekey? or etc?Your suggestions are welcome, especially if you have done something similar.Merci. Iftikhar 

Answer:Swapping HDD for SSD in U410 i7 3517u 8GB Memory 750GB HDD 24GB SSD

First you have to decide on the following: 1. Migrate the OS with OKR2. Migrate the OS without OKR. You have several option depending on the decision above. 1. Use of OKR recovery disc sets or pendrive.2. Use of Microsofts media creation tool for clean install of OS only.3. Use the ssd manufacturer's migration tool or third party migration tool (this might not result to a functional OKR) 

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Hello there,

I currently have a Dell Latitude E4310. It has an i5 520-M and a QS57 chipset.

I am buying a Dell Precision M4500, which also has an i5 520-M, but a QM57 chipset.

They both have Windows 7 64-bit Pro installed and activated, with COAs.

I would like to just swap the hard drives, programs and all, on these machines. Even though these are similar spec, and both Dells, I would expect some kind of activation issue.

Do Dells auto-activate? If not, will I be able to re-activate using the COA on my new machine?

Many thanks,
Michel

Answer:Swapping hard drive between similar Dell Models

Are these Dell OEM licences? If so, you will not be able to do that as the licences are tied to the motherboard.

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Trying to figure out what is involved in changing hard drives in a new Atg 6420 laptop.
Im guessing I need to create a ghost image of current HD, but not sure how to.
Once that's done do you just install new HD and reinstall ghost. If someone could guide me through this or send me a link for a tutorial I would be greatful.
It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult.
Thanks, Owen

Answer:Swapping hard drive in dell 6420 Atg laptop

Easiest is to use free Macrium Reflect or the premium Acronis Cloning/Imaging App which comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix. Clone over the old to new including MBR and Track 1, then unplug source HD and run Startup Repair if needed to start it.
Seagate Acronis cloning free util
WD Acronis free cloning app
Excellent manuals are available on the Downloads page.

You can also use Win7 backup imaging or one of those recommended above to save an image externally, then unplug the source HD and reimage only with the new HD plugged in.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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I've got a Dell Latitude D600 which I acquired just in the past year, which is running Windows XP Professional. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to have to go on a business trip to Hawaii, and given the duration of the flight - I invested in a second laptop battery. While on the trip, when the first battery began to run low, I wondered whether it was possible to "hot swap" out the old for the fresh battery. After saving all my work that was in progress, I swapped out the batteries as quickly as possible - and the system remained on somehow. I did this probably 3-4 times over the course of the trip, all with consistent success.

On a more recent trip though I tried it, and got the exact opposite result - with the laptop obviously losing all power during the 2-3 second transfer. What's going on there now? Any speculation on what the problem is. In the absence of factual information, all I can do is speculate that on the earlier trip the laptop had somehow gone into hibernate or some other standby mode, and the teeny, tiny onboard energy cell that maintains the clock/calendar and other settings was able to briefly sustain the O/S during the battery swap. Any other theories out there. I've searched online for more information, but all I get is lots of ardent statements that this "hot swapping" is unequivocally impossible - but unless the laptop was somehow energized just by virtue of my electrical personality, these folks are just plain wro... Read more

Answer:Solved: Hot Swapping Batteries - Dell Latitude D600

Okay, although a few folks from some other parallel bulletin boards have gently urged against trying this practice of hot-swapping the laptop batteries, apparently it is both possible - and usually successful, if you just use a little care.

The trick is to ensure that the Hibernate mode is enabled on your laptop and to ensure that the laptop has fully entered the Hibernate mode. Then you can swap out a depleted battery for a fresh one, and the on-board power source will hold the O/S in a powered on state for at least some period of time (a few seconds?), but long enough to get another battery in place - unless you've got twelve fingers and it takes you five minutes, I guess.
 

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Hello
I just swapped out a e5-2603 CPU and installed a e5-1620 CPU in a Precision T5600.  The PC will not boot, and prior to a forced entering to bios setup, it gives a warning/error
"Your dell current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made .."
My PSU is a 635W - this should be sufficient, yes??
So is the 1620 not compatible with this model?
thanks for any help, david

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I am working on a motherboard (AU31) that has a Pentium 4 AMD 2600 processor. I suspect that the processor is dead. I have a AMD Duron 1ghz processer. Will it fit onto this motherboard so I can try it to rule out a bad processor ?
Thanks !
 

Answer:Question on swapping processors

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Hi Folks,

I installed Windows 7 on my Windows XP pro NEC netbook to be able to make use of the Intel GMA 500 H264 AVC hardware video decoding. That works pretty well and allows 720p H.264 AVC video decoding with subtitles in real time with minor CPU usage. Now the problem is free memory.

My machine only has 1GB memory and is NON-UPGRADEABLE. I cannot add more RAM, there is no second slot and the first DIMM is soldered on apparently. Is there any way to make Windows 7 Home Premium 32 to be a little slimmer. As is it takes up most RAM and under available I get at best about 200MB. I use NOD32 as my AV and have very little running otherwise. Is it possible to make Windows 7 use less RAM? Obviously I can't buy more RAM because the machine is not upgradeable. The machine originally shipped with either Vista Basic or XP Pro and NEC in Akihabara put XP Pro for me but Intel never made drivers for H/W H.264 decoding for XP Pro hence my need to run 7. XP itself was significantly faster in startup (less than 14 seconds) and operation than 7 and less SSD use was noted
but software CPU decoding of H.264 using CoreAVC was taxing the CPU at close to 100%.

The machine still runs very fast as it has a Toshiba SSD with a slightly faster than average Atom at 1.86GHz but with so little available (not free) RAM I'm afraid Windows will destroy the SSD with frequent writes. Windows does not even see it as an SSD as it scheduled defrag for it, which I disabled.

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Answer:Free up Windows 7 memory usage to reduce disk swapping

I am afraid there is little you can do. Some people recommend to disable some of the processes that are not needed. The problem is that you never know which ones are really not needed.

As far as the SSD goes, I would no worry about the lifetime. It will hold up longer than you will care to keep this system.

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Ive never fully understood how processor speed coincides(or if)with the motherboard or bus speed. If i have a motherboard with an amd 200mhz processor(with the metal showing ,cant remember what core that is,or if it matters)can i plug in a 1200mhz amd processor with no other changes?I think the bus speed is either 100 or 133. And then with a board that has a 66mhz bus, how fast of a processor can it take? Finally,I have another board that has an 1800 amd athlon processor with 133 mhz bus,can it be made faster? Is there a good resource to read up on this? The book i learned from was already outdated when i learned it.
 

Answer:a basic processor swapping question/i think

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Hey new here, just registered!
Quick question!

I have a HP XP8400 workstation. I bought a new video card to replace my Nvidia Quadro fx 1500. I bought the Nvidia Quadro fx 4600. Weighs significantly more, but the pin connectors are the same. So I take out the 1500 and install the 4600. Pop the case back on, plug the cord back in, etc etc. Hit the power button and I hear a shrieking beep. One long beep and 6 short beeps. I looked up online and it said one long beep and 8 short beeps means a video card failure and to make sure it's installed properly. Thought that was weird, so I take the case back off and recheck everything, and seems to be connected properly. My question is: Is it a power supply issue? Has anyone else run into this problem?

Answer:Question about swapping video cards!

Try resetting your Video card. Also, did you remember the 6-pin pci-e power cord? Make sure it is pushed in all the way.

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So i just ordered a new lenovo desktop (intel core i7 with 12gb ram) which im upgrading it from an hp pavilion desktop (intel core 2 duo with 4gb ram). and what im wondering is, if my hp hard drive (500gb sata) will work perfectly on the new lenovo desktop as the main bootable hd with windows 7 pro sp1 32 bit? or do i have to start from scratch?.

I try similar stuff with 2 laptops. i use a dell inspiron 1525 to reinstall windows 7 (intel core 2 duo) and put that hd on an acer aspire (intel core i5), and everything went fine. i just have to install the drivers again and the activation.
so it will work the same way as for the desktops i mention before?.. i hope yeah cuz then it will be a pain in the a_ _ to reinstall eveything again.. =)

Answer:question when swapping hard drives to a new pc.

What is your objective? Stated in as few words as possible.

As you might surmise, your objective is not clear.

Please do not suggest solutions, just state the objective.

I'm trying to give you an accurate and concise answer.

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Was orginally running a soyo dragon ultra kt333 motherboard, but just a few days ago I had an accident and the board burn up. (heh). Anyway, I'm in the market for a new board that is stable and fast. I came across Soltek's golden flame board. I liked how it look and it recieved some high rating across various sites. I ordered one and it's on it's way as I type this. Now anyway, my question:
My harddrive. Loaded with just about everything in my life. I lose this and I'm basically screwed. Since I'm going to be installing a new board with a Nforce2 chipset from a Via chipset, is it a MUST to reformat? It didn't slip my mind that my harddrive has via drivers on it when I ordered the board, but when I think about it even if I did remember that, I wouldn't have gone Via again.

Is there a chance that I can just pop the new board in, boot everything up, remove the via's and install the nforce2 drivers? I'm using windows xp home if it helps. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Swapping motherboards, VIA -> Nforce2 question

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SO GENIUS', EXPLAIN THIS.
I own a Dell Inspiron 7558 se 15.6 inch 2 in 1 convertible and despite what this image from your website says the dell active pen does not work with this or any inspirons. Nor does the active stylus 750-AAGN that I just received in the mail. I want drivers and an explaination at the very least. I have now spent over 65 dollars on two of your products that say they are compatible one place on your website and are not compatible here in the real world where I'm trying to use them. Get your shirt together and reconcile this immediately.

Answer:dell active pen compatibility with dell inspiron 15 7558

I was considering migrating from the Inspiron 2-in-1 13" laptop to the 15.6" one, but I will wait until the answer for your question. I'm beginning to think that not every Dell 2-in-1 laptop has a digitizer capable of being operated my an active stylus pen. There're some complains about the Special Edition of the 13" 2-in-1 series. Also, sometimes the same incompatibility within a given model. Maybe Dell removes the digitizer without altering the laptop product number. Talking about a possibility. 
Currently, I'm waiting for the 750-AALP Active pen to deliver. Dell said that it will work with a 7348 laptop, that has its 750-AAGN prematurely failed. 
Look at this topic: 

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Hi guys, hopefully a quick easy question. I need to reinstall windows on my hard drive but my CD-ROM does not work, I have the recovery disk so if I take my hard drive out and put it in a different computer to install windows, will it cause any problems with the other computer?
 

Answer:Swapping drives for Vista install question.

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Good morning, Is  PNY 4gb DIMMs (PNY DDR3, 1600MHz(PC3-12800),  CAS Latency 11, 1.5V a suitable  upgrade for a HP Z400 Gen 2 (six DIMM slots)?  Thanks in advance. Regards, John - Screen name Wareham 

Answer:Compatibility of Memory PNY 4gb DIMMS as a Z400 Memory Upg...

It calls for 4 GB (1x4 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Unbuffered RAAs your aware, the config file states 1,2,3,5 for 16GB,During all these RAM swaps, you did unplug the power cord, right ???

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I am thinking of upgrading my Toshiba Satellite C655 with a faster CPU and am wondering if anyone can tell me which CPU's are compatible with this laptop? At this time it has a AMD V140 Processor 2.30ghz. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S50851. Thank you for any information you can give me.
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

As a general rule with laptops, CPU upgrades don't really give decent increases in performance. Increasing system memory to max allowed and installing a bigger faster hard drive will give you the most "bang for the buck"...
 

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I own a Dell Latitude E6430.   I am looking for a Dell Companion 12000mAh or 18000mAh type of device to power and charge my Dell Lattitude E6430 when I am traveling (no outlet available).   When I view the compatibility list for both the Dell Companion 12000mAh and the 18000mAh I don't see the Dell Latitude E6430 in either list.  I went and purchased the 12000mAh and I am attempting to use this to charge and power my Dell Latitude E6430.  It powers my Dell Laptop for about a minute and then quits.   Is there a solution for this problem?   And/or is there another Dell Companion type device that I can purchase that is listed as 100% compatible with the Dell Latitude E6430?   I would like to either get this solution working or purchase the product that is listed as 100% compatible.  

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Hi all,
I have just recently upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
I noticed that the Toshiba PC Health Monitor does not work anymore. Are any of you experiencing this issue?

Answer:Toshiba PC Health Monitor Compatibility Issues in Windows 8.1

Here an thread about the same theme:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=73594

Uninstall the previous Health Monitor version and install newest available version from Toshiba driver page

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Hi,

Has anyone ever tried installing a SanDisk SSD to a Toshiba Satellite laptop or know if these two in general are compatible or not?

I am specificially looking into insalling a 240 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD on my Toshiba A200-1BP, or PSAECE-01U00XTE, to replace the existing 160 GB Toshiba 2.5" SATA HDD (MK1637GSX).

The SSD seems to have the right form (2.5") and the interface (SATA) but I am not sure if these two are enough to ensure compatibility. Unfortunately, SanDisk says (unlike Crucial for example) it does not provide compatibility information for specific computer models. Thank you.

Alper

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Alright two questions for this post.

First one is I want to know if this CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 is compatible with this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128416 because the mother board does not support the CPU type ( Phenom II X4) or am I wrong?

next is if that motherboard has integrated graphics, can I still then put a video card on it?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Solved: CPU Compatibility question & Intergrated Graphics question

FRom what i can see the cpu will work with that board, 2nd > yes you can install a video card. What wattage and make is the power supply?
 

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the memory I have (pdc1g3200llk), a 2x512 dual channel kit by patriot, is fairly ancient (6-7 years). I am doing an overhaul of this computer and I have found the need for another gig or maybe two. I am hesitant to just "buy" some more memory and after looking at the current newegg stock of ddr1 pc3200 memory theres only 1 set of sticks by patriot (PDC2G3200LLK).

now if I were to buy those sticks, with my current sticks it would be 2x512 in one channel and 2x1gb in the other channel, would I still be operating in ddr mode and would it be my best bet to stick with buying those set of sticks or try another brand (ocz/g.skill)

thanks for reading
 

Answer:memory compatibility

You can run equal amounts in each channel and still run in DC mode
(one 512 and 1G in each channel)
 

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I have a SOYO MOBO (SY-K7VIA) 950mhz Athlon SlotA, Win98 SE. The system will not boot if I use more than the first DIMM slot. I can use and run on any of the following: PC-100 or PC-133 256mb, 128mb & 64mb but only using a single chip installed in DIMM1. All of my memory test good and works on the other 2 PCs I have. However, all my memory is Viking brand. Is there a known compatibility issue?
 

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Hello guys!

I want to add memory for my PC. Here's what I have now:

OCZ - PC Vista Performance Gold Dual Channel 2 x 2 GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL5

But I can't get that anymore, so I wanted to know if one of these is compatible:

Dimm 2GB DDR2 Transcend PC2-6400 (800)

or

Dimm 2GB DDR2 GSkill NT PC2-6400 (800) - http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=63

I thank you in advance for helping a noob guys, cheers!
 

Answer:Memory Compatibility

They both should work, but there is no guarantee when you mix RAM.
 

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Hi,I have T43 and very recently got a good deal for two pcs of 1GB PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 SDRAM 200-pin non-parity SoDIMM, but according to the information from Lenovo Memory compatibility ? Notebooks they are for T60.Can these RAM memories properly run on my T43? Thanks

Answer:T43 Memory compatibility

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-4200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.Go to www.crucial.com and enter your TYPE (from the bottom of the laptop, e.g. 2678) to verify what type memory fits.

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My PC runs DDR400 memory.

Will I be able to drop a DDR333 in there too or will it throw a wobbly?

Thanks
 

Answer:DDR Memory Compatibility

technically yes, but it would not use the full advantage, and it may hurt the ram, spend the extra buck and get 400mhz.
 

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How do I know what memory I have and what to buy that would be compatible? I want to add another 256.
 

Answer:memory compatibility

Go to www.crucial.com and enter your system info in their search engine. It will tell you what you need.
 

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i recently bought a new case, motherboard and processer . the motherboard is a 775 dual vsta and the processer is a pentium d 820. is it possible to use standard ddr 400 3200 memory with this processer? or do i need to use ddr2 memory? i bought a 1 gb memory from ebay and it seemed to work ok on my old motherboard but kept on getting blue screens when i installed it into my new motherboard. i took it out and put in the old 512 memory and so far its been ok. but i just want to know if my memory is ok to work with that processer. someone told me that i cant use single core memory with a dual core processer. is that true?
 

Answer:memory compatibility

also i have an agp geforce 6600gt installed
 

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Quick question: if my motherboard is configured for and came with PC2100 RAM, will it accept PC2700? I currently have 2x256MB from different manufacturers, and I think this may be causing some stability problems. I have recently acquired a single stick of 512MB PC2700 and would like to drop this in instead, and I?m just wondering if it would work. Thanks.

Answer:Memory compatibility

http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.asp?qid=4032

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Hello, I bought a new memory card from eBay, and would like to know if there could be compatibility issues if I put together these two cards shown on the attached photo. I took a photo since I am not familiar with the numbers there and which of them is important to quote here. http://imgur.com/qj9Vyx0 Thanks!

Answer:Memory compatibility

Installing those two SODIMMS will net you 6GB of ddr3 running at 1066MHz.  It's always best to have same make and model and size and speed of ddr3.  But you accomplished none of this.  Even so, it will work.





W530 | 3840QM | 32g @ 1.35v CL9 1986z | 512g 840 Pro | 1t HGST 7200 | FHD AUO v.4 | Quadro K2k | GOBI 5k | Centrino 6300

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Hi ... Just bought a Motherboard (MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU) on ebay that used to have the following RAM in it (that I failed to buy by 1 !) ...PC 2100 DDR CL 2.5 RAMI can find PC 2100 DDR for sale there, but no mention of CL 2.5 ... Can anybody put me straight on compatibility and, even better, tell me a good place to buy at a decent price ? Ebay can be good sometimes, but I might be wary of RAM !!!

Answer:Memory Compatibility ...

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Hi,Can you please tell me if Corsair Value DDR2 667MHz 4GB (2 x 2GB)  - VS4GSDSKIT667D2 (http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Memory-VS4GSDSKIT667D2-PC2-5300-200-Pin/dp/B0011UPBMA) is compatible with tablet X60 model 6363-A7P? Thank you!

Answer:X60 memory compatibility

yes they are compatible. 

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Yello,
I'm looking into getting another stick of RAM for my laptop. (Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405.) It came with a 512 stick of DDR266 (PC2100) installed in it already. Toshiba's knowledge base is proving to be useless, so I'm approaching you guys for this one: Can I install a DDR333 (PC2700) module in this thing, or can I only use 266?

I understand that even if I did buy the faster 333 and it did work, my PC would not be able to utilize the extra speed. I'm mainly researching this because when this machine eventually goes, I'd like to be able to migrate this extra RAM to my new one.
 

Answer:Memory compatibility

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I have a mobo which uses PC100 Dimms. Currently I have 64meg installed. Ive been offered a new 128meg PC133 chip (new). Can I install an additional PC133 Dimm or will this cause problems?
 

Answer:Memory compatibility

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allo guys,just a quick question.i have a pc that i built & since september of last year it has been running spot on.What i would like to know is,is it ok to run one 512meg ddr400 along side a 512meg ddr 333.i have been running these side by side but the 333 has just gone down.is it possible that running the 400 along side has caused this.processor athlon xp 2600 o/s win xp pro.

Answer:ddr memory-compatibility

Hi bananaslik. I doubt that mixing memory speeds is the cause of the failure of one of your sticks. The computer usually just runs both sticks at the speed of the slower one. Mixing different makes and speeds has often been said to cause instability, so it's best to use one brand and stick to one speed.

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A PC has an FSB speed of 400MHz (4x100MHz) and DDR memory specified as PC2700 (DDR-333MHz) [celeron 2.7GHz]

If the processor were changed for one (P4 3.06GHz) that had an FSB 533MHz (4x166MHz) would it still work with the same memory ?

The motherboard supports both FSB speeds.

Supplementary: although the m/b specification (this document) says that it supports P4's with speeds up to 3.06GHz, and hyperthreading, what is the opinion of MG experts on installing the max. spec.processor that it seems can be supported on a m/b of this vintage ? Would it push the capabilities of an old m/b beyond its in-practice capabilities ?

Dumb_Question
11.August.2013
Compaq Presario S5160UK DT261A under XP/SP3
Processor - Celeron 2.7 GHz
Motherboard - MSI MS-6577 v2.1
RAM - 1GB + 512MB (1GB +1GB max) DDR PC2700
PSU - Octigen 300W model 10270PSOTG ('upgraded' from original Bestec 250W PSU [in 2011?])
Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card in AGP slot.
 

Answer:FSB and memory compatibility

The more important question is will the BIOS support the alternate CPU. The OEM may not have an update with the necessary Unicode. Fortunately, the doc says it's compatible.

The memory should be supported by a later model CPU without issue.
 

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hi thereim wondering if anyone can give me another opinion on an issue i havei have 1 gig of 2700 ram atm 1 512mb and 2x 256mbim certain my 512 mb stick is faulty so i got a 1gb stick to add to my machine and intended to add it to the 2x 256mb modules i have in.but its only registering the 1gig stick and not the 512 i have from the other 2 ddr sticks.now im thinking the two diff makes arnt compatibile with each other this is why its not showing 1.5 gig.is this the only reason for this or is there something iv3e over lookedhope someone can help ill post pc info like m board type and make if its needed and when i shut pc downtia damo

Answer:DDR memory compatibility

sorry a bit confused have you got igig +512gb+2 x256mb origb +512mb

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From my motherboard's memory compatibility list, it looks like it only likes certain kinds of memory, very few of which are at Newegg with good reviews. I've heard that memory using the Samsung chips are good, and it looks like it's compatible with the Samsung K4H560838D-TCCC, but how do I know if the memory is using that chip or not? I've got this Kingston memory in my cart right now, but I'm not really sure if it's compatible or not.
 

Answer:Memory Compatibility

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Hello there

I have a PC with one 128 MB SDRAM PC100 DIMM ECC with 168pins. Now I want to add another 128 MB but it's hard to find the same memory, because mine is about two years old.

Could I also take memory that is 133 clocked? And what happens to the ECC (error correction?), when I add memory without ECC? Will it be deactivated? Will the system crash? Is the ECC important (maybe (?) my memory has errors all the time, but the ECC corrects it everytime or is the ECC not used anyway?)?

I'm very unsecure about this upgrade and I don't know what to do? Do you have a suggestion?

Thanks,
Stephan
 

Answer:Memory compatibility

You are right to feel insecure as Memory upgrades can be a minefield for the unwary.

It wouldn't be a good idea to mix PC100 and PC133 memory in the same system. Even if the system will boot (which it might not) its likely to be unstable and will only run at the speed of the slowest RAM anyway.

If your existing RAM has ECC then putting in non-ECC RAM to another slot will almost certainly stop the system from starting up.

I would spend more time looking for a proper match for the RAM that you have now. Try out crucial.com's site. It has matrices for the various PC manufacturers systems and the types of RAM installed in them so that you can identify exactly what is in your system, and their prices are always very good.
 

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Hi,

I have a Linux machine running on a PIII running about 600MHz on a QDI Advance 9 MOBO. I had a stick of 64MB RAM, and a stick of 128MB RAM that worked OK. I recently got a stick of 256MB RAM to boost things a little, and now the 128 stick seems not to work. I have tried all the slot configurations, and no joy in seeing the 128MB. (If I take the 128MB stick out, it makes no difference.) They are all PC100, though not the same brand.

Any ideas anyone?

Cheers,

Ben.
 

Answer:Memory Compatibility

Hi there, Have you checked on your mb spec, some boards only accept memory in certain configerations, ie size of the module in individual banks. Also a memory supply company here in the uk will tell you what memory is suitable for your make of board,it might be of help to you.

crucial.com/uk/
 

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Can anyone tell me if the memory from PC1 in the table below will work in PC-2 which is a Latitude E6510? Thanks.


PC-1
PC-2
Type
DDR3
DDR3
Channels
Dual
Dual
DRAM Frequency
665.1
532.1
CAS# Latency (CL)
9
7
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
9
7
RAS# Precharge (tRP)
9
7
Cycle Time (tRAS)
9
7
Command Rate (CR)
1T
1T

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First off, I have not started a build yet, but plan to soon. So I know my hardware, but some of the more technical aspects allude me. With that said:

I have asked many people and still can't find the answer I'm looking for. I have an hp a1750e (which doesn't come up in most lists for compatibility test etc.). The mobo is a A8M2N-LA (Nodus3). The specs can be found here .

I would like to upgrade my memory because I have Vista (trying my hardest to find a copy of XP) and I only have a gig (2x 512), and a hardware analysis prog I have (if it's correct) says that what I have is only 233mhz.

If I use a compatibility test of a model that has the same mobo, they only have come up with ram that is 533mhz or so. The above hp site states that "Supports PC2 4200 (533 MHz), PC2 5300 (667 MHz) and PC2 6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs". So would that mean that all ddr2 800mhz ram work? What are all the things that would make a module compatible or not?

I was planning on getting something like the g.skill 2g(2x1g) 800mhz kit (newegg). Would this work at all? If it isn't compatible, will it not work at all or will it just underclock itself to the mobo's standards, or could the hardware be physically harmed?

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Memory Compatibility?

Kingston know what sort of RAM your computer takes: http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...ilion+a1750e+CTO&distributor=0&submit1=Search

I would suggest getting a matched pair of 1GB DDR2-667 sticks, doesn't have to be Kingston, as long as they're identical. DDR2-800 will probably work too. That will take your RAM up to 3GB. The g.skill kit you mention should work fine, "DDR2-800" just means that it's rated at up to 800, it will run fine at 667, 533 or 400 too.
 

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 I need to expand the memory of my laptop lenovo SL510 2847, this model of ram memory would be compatible with this model? Kingston DDR3 SODIMM 2GB/1333Thanks.

Answer:Memory compatibility

yes it would be compatible.

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My old laptop died and it was an HP Pavillion I bought a new... yep ..... HP Pavillion which came with 4 gm and expandable to 8. There should be a good likelyhood that I can put the memory from the old laptop into the new one?How can I tell.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Memory compatibility

Check the RAM specifications on the old computer and see if they match up with the RAM in your new computer. Usually if there's much of a time difference between purchasing the old laptop and the new one, the specs will probably be different. Just post what you find and we'll help you find out whether or not they are compatible or not.

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Hi,

I've just purchased another 512mb to add to the other 512 I've had the 512 clocked for some time @ about (effective) 440mhz along with the Prescott processor. Adding the new 512mb seems to have cut it back to 378mhz both lots being generic DDR3200 @ 4x256mb. I've tried every combination and bus setting to get the 4 sticks to at least give me a clock speed of (real) 200mhz, even removing all overclock settings.
1st bank= 2x256 DDR3200 (400)SDRAM "Nanya" mem with "Elixir" chips.
2nd bank= 2x256 DDR3200 (400)SDRAM "PQI" mem with "PML" chips.
Both are described as "Major" memory, I know this is not top quality memory.
I can get both sets running @ 440mhz no problem on there own ie 2x256=512mb but as soon as I mix all 4 it cutts back to max (effective) 378mhz overclocked.
I've noticed that the only difference is the timmings the Nanya only supports 200mhz @ 3.0 but supports 166mhz @ 2.5
The PQI supports ony 200mhz @ 2.5
I've tried setting the timings in Bios to get over this but as they don't match it just uses the minimum 166mhz, and obviously this is the problem.

I think I'm pretty much stuffed to be honest but thought someone might know a workaround, also would I get better performance from the total 1GIG @166mhz or settle for the 512mb @200mhz? Does that sound clear.
Anybody?
 

Answer:Memory compatibility

*Bump* Any ideas? can someone just confirm that I'm probably right as to the problem? before I rip out all memory and purchase something else.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1610NX that calls for 1 GB DIMM 184-pin - 1 x 1GB 1GB PC3200 400MHz DDR 184-Pin DIMM Standard Non ECC memory. I have in my parts box some Dell memory that shows to be
1GB ECC Module - 1 x 1GB 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 240-Pin DIMM ECC Non Registered. Would it be possible to replace the Compaq memory with the Dell memory?
 

Answer:Memory compatibility

No.

Your machine uses DDR (184 pin) memory.

What is in your parts box is DDR2 (240 pin) memory. It will not fit in the memory slot on your Compaq.

Hope this helps.
 

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I have an old Gateway 2000 P5-75 computer with a mere 8MB ram. Ihave 32MB of EDO ram that I have tried to install in it but the computer does not recognise it. What should I do?

Answer:memory compatibility

if you want me to be honest, the computer prob doesnt accept any more than retro fitted. its happened to me a few times with gateway

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We have 2 laptops in the house. A Sony with 512K of memory running XP and an Asus with 1 Gig running Vista.I am thinking of upgrading the Acer to 2 Gig. Will I see a noticable difference.Will the 1 Gig I have to remove.Package: 200-pin SODIMM Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300 Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 ? CL=5 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR2-667 ? 1.8V be backwards compatible with the Sony which uses.200-pin SODIMM Feature: DDR PC2700 Specs: DDR PC2700 ? CL=2.5 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR333 ? 2.5V I can see the obvious voltage difference but otherwise it would possibly physically fit, or would it.

Answer:DDR memory compatibility

No, one is DDR, the other is DDR2. The socket will have notches in it preventing installation of the wrong memory type.

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HI,
I have a Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 laptop with a 8GBs of memory. I'm wanting to upgrade the memory to 16GBs.
Right now I have 'dual in-line memory module 8GB, 2400 , 1RX8 8G, DDR4 S' DIMM. Part number is MKYF9.
There is an 8GB replacement chip recommended for it which is 2RX8 SODIMM and also a 2400MHz chip.
I believe my laptop has a spot for another DIMM since it only has one now. I was thinking of installing the latter one in that spot.
However the 1RX8 for the one already in it, versus the 2RX8 for the proposed addition bothers me. Are they compatible? And what if any issues or side effects might happen if I was to attempt to upgrade the memory in this way? Performance issues?
Thanks!
Don

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Will someone shed some light on the 66/100/133 mhz chips and limitations regarding upgrades? I have a Thinkpad 600 running 66 mhz and want to upgrade to the maximum. Which chips can I use/cannot use? Explain...
 

Answer:Memory mhz compatibility

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will this ram ocz model No.OCZ4001024ELDC-kbe compatible with asus a8v deluxe,their does not shows any compatibility,therefore can u suggestion the best suitable ram ty

Answer:memory compatibility

Having had a look at the specs for both (click here & click here), I cannot find a reason why they shouldn't be compatible (but I have to stop short of saying they will work 100%). Info from the Asus link about compatible memory: - 4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB DDR400/DDR333/DDR266 ECC/non-ECC un-buffered DDR SDRAM memory- Dual Channel Memory ArchitectureG

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Is kingston KHX9600D2K2/1G 1200MHz hyper 5-5-5-15
compatible with gigabyte GA-X38-DS4?
I will install 4dimms 4x1GB=4GB
Thanks

Answer:memory compatibility

You can check the Gigabyte site for the approved memory list. Here's the link. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...ga-x38-ds4.pdf

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I have two DIMMS of Corsair Vengeance 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) at 1600MHz, although whenever I try to turn it up to this speed Windows BSODs during boot so I left it at 1333MHz, however I would like to add a DIMM of KomputerBay 8GB 1600MHz to my system but I'm sure the timings are different; the Corsair has timings of 9-9-9-24, and the KomputerBay RAM has timings of 10-10-10-27. Will these run together in the same system? I have an Asus Z97 Pro Motherboard. Thanks in advance

Answer:Memory Compatibility

I highly recommend NOT running unmatched ram.

Your system should be able to run this at the 1600 speed.






Quote:
orsair Vengeance 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) at 1600MHz


What are you looking at that makes you think it isn't running at that speed?

You can use this program to monitor your ram.

CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

I have 2400 ram running at 2332. 1166 X 2

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Here is a partial printout of one of my PC's hardware from Everest:

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Phoenix
Technologies Ltd.
Version HZ.01.09US
Release Date 11/23/99
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk,
Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP
Capabilities Flash BIOS,
Shadow BIOS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI,
ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product HP Vectra
Version VLi8
Serial Number US93502514
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product HP Holmes
System Board
Version D4066-60001
Serial Number US93502514

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Version N/A
Serial Number N/A
Asset Tag N/A
Chassis Type Pizza Box
Chassis Lock Present

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 2

[ Processors / Pentium(R) III ]
The question I have for you is this stick of memory compatible with my machine:

KVR133X64C3/256
Kingston KVR133X64C3/256 256MB PC133 DIMM CL3 Memory Upgrade.
$33.89

Product Specifications:
Kingston KVR133X64C3/256 256MB PC133 DIMM CL3 Memory Upgrade.
Detailed Specifications:
Standard 32M X 64 Non-ECC 133MHz 168-pin Unbuffered DIMM (SDRAM, 3.3V, CL3, Gold)
 

Answer:Memory compatibility

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Hi all, It's time to upgrade my slightly aged Dell desktop, specifically the memory. The mem currently in the Dell is 240 pin DDR2 PC2-4200 (533MHz), I am unable to find 4200 only 5300 or 6400, my question is will either or both of those be compatible with my machine,( I'm replacing the lot so they don't have to be compatible with the originals) also is it possible or indeed beneficial to install faster ram than I have already, e.g.800MHz.Many thanksDave

Answer:Memory compatibility

click hererun the advisor tool from the link it will tell you exactly what memory you have and what you can upgrade to...

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