mysonic
2 Bronze

XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

Hi There,

I'm Currently having 4gb RAM DDR2 800 MHZ..and it occupied 4 slot. I been doing some reading and it seem below spec is recommended on my PC. What other recommendation of RAMbeside below  in order to be 8GB?

2x2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC6400 CL4-4-4-12.

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Davet50
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Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

I would recommend THESE

 

I really have my doubts that the ram you list will run at those timings with all 8 gigs in on a 420

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
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Scott6
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Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

considering dells BIOS is going to retard the timmings to what? 6-5-5-20 2t? They will not need the listed 2.1v to run. 

 

most DDR2 rated 4-4-4-12 @ 1.9-2.2v will run just find 5-5-5-15 @ a OEM motherboards 1.5v-1.6v.  

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SimonLarano
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

i've been considering getting these:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227284

 

as the timings match the default Dell RAM. however, i'm concerned about whether four of these sticks would even fit in the cramped tower of the 420.  

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keithg2
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Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

Why bother going to 8GB of RAM unless you plan on running a 64bit OS?

Studio XPS 435T/9000 (His)
Inspiron 1720 (Hers)
Inspiron 530s (Server)

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SimonLarano
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Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

my 64-bit OS disc from Dell is sitting pretty right on my desk as it awaits my future purchase of 8GB of RAM. 😄
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Davet50
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Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

If your ready to go 64 I would do it with the 4 and get a tase of it. You will like it and that way you can make sure the system runs with the 4 gigs and then try with the 8

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 10 Pro

Forum member since 2003

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mysonic
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 Ram Upgrade Recommendation. Required to upgrade to 8GB.

am using Vista 64 bits.. currently . below are the application am running

VMWARE  2 x - Windows 2003 server , Ubuntu Server. 

 

am installing SUSE. have to wait till my download finish.  Couldn't find in malaysia. Do you have other recommendation for RAM please ?Smiley Happy

Message Edited by mysonic on 09-05-2008 07:56 AM
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