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Intallling memory

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I am replacing curreent memory with  2GB into my 530s.  Is there a protocol or order (1st closest to..) as to which mem set I have in there to be removed first.

As things stand now:


Slot Size Speed Type
Slot 1 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined
Slot 2 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined
Slot 3 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined
Slot 4 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Thank you.

 

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msgale
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Re: Intallling memory

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The instructions are in the reference manual, which if you lostr the original is available on-line.  You do realize that you will need a 64 bit operating system if you  exceed 4 GBytes of memory

Philip_Yip
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Moved to Desktop General Hardware Forum for more expert advice.

The information you need to install the memory may be found in the manual here. Memory may be purchased direct from Dell here or from Crucial.

There appears to be a discrepancy in the maximum Memory depending on the model, on the Service Manual it says:

Just check that the 8 GB is supported, I would personally upgrade all 4 at the same time if possible, then it doesn't matter what module is where as they are all the same. You may run the Crucial scan and it will tell you compatible parts.

You will need the 64 bit version of Vista installed. If you currently have the 32 bit, you will need to perform a manual installation of the 64 bit Vista OS. This should be rather straightforward if you follow my wiki (link in my signature below) A Clean Install of Windows. However if you are going through this hassle  I would recommend buying an upgrade copy of Windows 7 64 bit and install that instead, I have install instructions for both OS.

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Re: Intallling memory

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Yes, thanks, ms. I won't be exceding 4 GB's. Just taking steps to augment what I have.  Just pondering in what orderof slots I should replace.

Thank you for your courtesy.

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I altered from Vista to "7" about a year ago.  Will check on whether 32 or 64.

Again thanks,

Dave

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The manual doesn't indicate which slot shoul be first to replace.  So tomorrow, I'll just coffee-up and go at it. In amonth or so I'll top off with the remaining 2GB. Per budget, I can't say how I'd be able to do a 32 to 64.  Just amere reallty.

But, my scan shows:

Your Scan Results ‎Sunday, - ‎January ‎15, ‎2012

Inspiron 530s

General

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Family Name Inspiron - Family Model 530s

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

BIOS

Version 1.0.10

Vendor Dell Inc.

Date 2007-12-15

Processor

Model Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2160 @ 1.80GHz

Speed 1.8 Ghz

Cache Size 1024 Kb

Hard Drive

Drive Size Free Space Utilized

C: 222.78 Gb 159.08 Gb 29 %

D: 10 Gb 6.21 Gb 38 %

CD/Optical Drives

Drive Type

E: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N ATA Device

Sound Card

Model Realtek High Definition Audio

Card Slots

Slot ID Designation Usage

System Slot 0 PCI1 Available

System Slot 1 PCI2 In use

System Slot 2 PCI3 Available

System Slot 3 PCI4 Available

Network Adapters

Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection

USB Controlers

Name Version

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A USB2

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C USB2

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934 USB

Video Adapters

Model Memory

Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family 256 Mb  

Memory

Total 4096 Mb

Available 42 %

Slot Size Speed Type

Slot 1 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Slot 2 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Slot 3 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Slot 4 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

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msgale
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Re: Intallling memory

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See support.dell.com/.../parts.htm for specific installation instructions

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Re: Intallling memory

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My set-up is for 32bit and I moved from Vista to 7 last year.  Beyond 4GB won't fly, so I've ordered another 2GB, which when I have it will give me the 4GB limit under 32bit.

Getting into a re-do to 64 is a bit daunting for me. Now, when the mem arrives, I'll just have to determine which slots are the right ones.

I appreciate your courtesy, Thank you.

Current situation is:

Inspiron 530s

General

ServiceTag XXXXXXX

Family Name Inspiron

Family Model 530s

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

BIOS

Version 1.0.10

Vendor Dell Inc.

Date 2007-12-15

Processor

Model Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2160 @ 1.80GHz

Speed 1.8 Ghz

Cache Size 1024 Kb

Hard Drive

Drive Size Free Space Utilized

C: 222.78 Gb 156.84 Gb 30 %

D: 10 Gb 6.21 Gb 38 %

CD/Optical Drives

Drive Type

E: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N ATA Device

Sound Card

Model Realtek High Definition Audio

Card Slots

Slot ID Designation Usage

System Slot 0 PCI1 Available

System Slot 1 PCI2 In use

System Slot 2 PCI3 Available

System Slot 3 PCI4 Available

Network Adapters

Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection

USB Controlers

Name Version

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939 USB

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A USB2

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C USB2

Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934 USB

Video Adapters

Model Memory

Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family 256 Mb  

Memory

Total 4096 Mb

Available 48 %

Slot Size Speed Type

Slot 1 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Slot 2 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Slot 3 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

Slot 4 1024 Mb 667 Mhz undefined

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