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Cedric1525
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Inspiron 1525 memory (RAM) & Graphics Upgrade

Hi I bought a Inspiron 1525 laptop with 1GB of Ram & Intel Graphics Card & now I want to upgrade the RAM & graphics card. I play games, watch movies & use my laptop a lot & sometimes when I look at Performance in Task Manager I see "Free 0" for Physical Memory; But I don't know which Graphics Card to choose between:

1. ATI Radeon HD 4890 - http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd4800/overview-4890.html

2. Nvidia GeForce GTX275 - http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_275_us.html

3. ATI Radeon HD 4870 - http://ati.amd.com/products/Radeonhd4800/index.html

Which I can I install on my Inspiron 1525? Are they compatible with my laptop?

What about my RAM? I need to upgrade it to 3 GB. Is it possible? What RAM do I buy?

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Re: Inspiron 1525 memory (RAM) & Graphics Upgrade

You can upgrade the RAM to 4G as 2X2G modules - 3G isn't advisable as it will disable the dual channel configuration.

You cannot upgrade to any video card at all - there is no socket in the system for any card.  Integrated video was and will forever remain the only option for this model.

 

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Cedric1525
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Re: Inspiron 1525 memory (RAM) & Graphics Upgrade

Ah ok. Will the games play fine with 4GB of RAM & the integrated video card only? The problem is that the integrated video is not good and is not enough to play games Can't we change the integrated video??

I use Vista Ultimate and in Computer I see that I have 3 drives - Local Disk (CSmiley Happy - NTFS - 4.43 GB free of 29.2 GB ; OS (DSmiley Happy - FAT32 - 1.98 GB free of 2.00 GB ; & Storage (ESmiley Happy - NTFS - 79.7 GB free of 117 GB. Most of my files are on Storage (ESmiley Happy but why does Local disk C: says that it has 24.8 Gb of Used Space? & What is in OS (DSmiley Happy ?? It has a file called BOOTSECT.BAK

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Re: Inspiron 1525 memory (RAM) & Graphics Upgrade

If the games won't run in 2G, 4G won't change that.

No, you cannot change the integrated video short of buying a new notebook.

The D: partition is the quick restore.

 

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vvv_000
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RE: Inspiron 1525 memory (RAM) & Graphics Upgrade

ya    this dell inspiron i  change ram   4 gb

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