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Is my RAM Compatible?

Hi there, just bought some RAM and it wont work.  It is 2GB PC2 4200/4300 AM2 533 MHZ DDR2 DIMM RAM.  I am running it on a Dell Dimension 5150 Pentium D With Windows Vista Home Premium SP2.  The system currently has 1.5GB RAM.

I thought it should work.  Perhaps the RAM is faulty?  Should this work?

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Re: Is my RAM Compatible?

Do you mean a Dimension 5150?  There is no 5151.

I have an E510 which is identical to a 5150.  It WILL NOT accept 2GB RAM modules - maximum is 1GB RAM modules. 

From the Dell Manual:

Memory

Type

400-MHz and 533-MHz DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM

Memory connectors

four

Memory capacities

256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB non-ECC

Maximum memory

4 GB



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Re: Is my RAM Compatible?

Yeah I ment a 5150, the Dell Memory Selector offers a 2GB Module for my PC though  http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?c=au&l=en&s=dhs&cs=audhs1&category_id=4325&mfgpid=1...

 

what do you make of this?  Is Dell's website wrong?

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Re: Is my RAM Compatible?

I suspect the Dell site is wrong (and it wouldn't be the first time).  See THIS from Crucial memory (what most of the techie's on here recommend for non-Dell memory as it is guaranteed to work with Dell's).

 



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Dell forum member since 2002

Dell Inspiron 15 - 5577 Laptop

Home Built Desktop PC with ASUS ROG Z170, i7 6700K CPU

Windows 10 64 bit Pro and Windows 10 Insider Program Beta Versions. SSD drives. Cakewalk by BandLab and Studio One 4.1 Recordng Studio Software.

Dell S2719dgf Monitor

Member of Nashville based R.O.P.E.

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Re: Is my RAM Compatible?

Thank you for your help 🙂

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