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Ivor3648
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Intalling more memory in Dell Inspiron 530 desktop

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desk top which came with 2GB of ram Installed. The two Gb are in the form of 2 x 1Gb modules one in each of the two banks of connectors. I have just ordered another 2 x 1Gb modules. Should I move the two original modules into one bank and put the one ones in the other bank or just insert the new modules in the vacant slots. Which will give best performance or does it not make any difference,

 

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Re: Intalling more memory in Dell Inspiron 530 desktop

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DDR2 RAM should always be installed <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> in matched pairs. The 2 installed modules should have been installed in slots with the same color retention clips. The 2 new ones should be similarly installed into slots with matching clips.

In other words, leave the old ones in place and fill the 2 vacant slots with the new RAM.

Ron

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Kelbear1
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Re: Intalling more memory in Dell Inspiron 530 desktop

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You should leave the two original ones where they are and put the new ones in the open slots as described here.  The new ones should go in slots 2 and 4 as a matched pair.  

 

Memory Installation Guidelines

Inspiron 530/530a/530c

DIMM connectors must be populated in numerical order beginning with connectors DIMM_1 and DIMM_3, then connectors DIMM_2 and DIMM_4.

If a single DIMM is installed, you must install it in connector DIMM_1.

 

1. Pair A: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM_1 and DIMM_3

2. Pair B: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM_2 and DIMM_4

 

 

 

 

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7 Plutonium

Re: Intalling more memory in Dell Inspiron 530 desktop

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DDR2 RAM should always be installed <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> in matched pairs. The 2 installed modules should have been installed in slots with the same color retention clips. The 2 new ones should be similarly installed into slots with matching clips.

In other words, leave the old ones in place and fill the 2 vacant slots with the new RAM.

Ron

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

Kelbear1
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Re: Intalling more memory in Dell Inspiron 530 desktop

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You should leave the two original ones where they are and put the new ones in the open slots as described here.  The new ones should go in slots 2 and 4 as a matched pair.  

 

Memory Installation Guidelines

Inspiron 530/530a/530c

DIMM connectors must be populated in numerical order beginning with connectors DIMM_1 and DIMM_3, then connectors DIMM_2 and DIMM_4.

If a single DIMM is installed, you must install it in connector DIMM_1.

 

1. Pair A: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM_1 and DIMM_3

2. Pair B: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM_2 and DIMM_4

 

 

 

 

Ivor3648
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Re: Intalling more memory in Dell Inspiron 530 desktop

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Thanks both - just what I needed to know

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