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#1 *Ant*

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

I have a very old Dell Latitude C540 laptop running Windows XP. It's in fabulous condition so would hate to just throw it away even though it is painfully slow. It only has 1gb of RAM (2x512mb) so was thinking old memory is cheap on ebay so maybe slotting in 2x1gb or even 2x2gb would give it a boost. My problem is that i'm not clued up on memory types so could anyone tell me what type I should be getting that would fit? 




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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:44 PM

Some old ones are very picky on how much and what the parameters are ,my best advice is to pop over to dell and see what the machine can use and recomended vendors list.
The bios on these machines are not as good as new ones

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 03:55 PM

The spec,s on that Laptop state that 1GB is the max ram,so it would seem no where to go. :(


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:30 PM

The spec,s on that Laptop state that 1GB is the max ram,so it would seem no where to go. sad.png

Bugga. But thanks for the info. thumbs.gif




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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:02 PM

Bugga. But thanks for the info. thumbs.gif

I'm by no means a whizz but a maybe separate hub??

 

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Posted Yesterday, 12:15 AM

I'm by no means a whizz but a maybe separate hub??

 

Curry's PC World Team Knowhow will tell you if there's any options.

I did a bit of digging online and apparently it will take 2 x 1gb ram, even though Dell list it as a maximum of 2 x 512mb. But i've ordered some for a few quid so i'll find out when they finally turn up from China. 




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