Hello. I have a XPS 14 L421X with the i5-3317U, 4GB RAM, and the standard HDD.
I am giving the computer to a friend who is going to use it for Photoshop. The standard HDD is slow so I am going to put a used 840 Evo 250GB in it.
What I was wondering about was the Ram. Adobe's website says 2GB min for Photoshop, and though the computer exceeds this, 4GB is kind of low, so I want to upgrade the ram to 8GB. I saw that the equipped ram is 1600 mhz.
Would 2400 mhz ram not work, or would it have no effect?
Welcome to the Dell Community @ZackyB2003
Your system has only one slot for memory.
2400 MHz should work but it would clock down to your CPU's specification 1600MHz:
XPS 14 L421X Specifications:
It should work but will in all likelihood run at 1600. Crucial calls for DDR3L 1866 as well as 1600 as compatible RAM. Keep in mind there is only 1 SODIMM slot so that would be a single 8 GB RAM module. Unless you have a 2400 MHz module laying around there is no purpose to going with a 2400 MHz module.