2 gyg Memory In Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop?

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  1. dionisiog

    dionisiog Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I recently bought 1gyg 3200 memory ram for my Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop.

    It installed without a hitch and I was left with my 2 wimpy 128 mg memory ram modules. Hmmm. It was irresistable. I tried dropping one of the 128 mg memory modules back into the remaining open slot. It registered in bias and also registered when I booted up (Home XP Sp2). My computer ran flawlessly.

    Problem? No. Except that to my information My computer is supposed to have a limitation of 1gyg ram. This leaves me wondering if some of my bias and flash upgrades (from Intel website) have allowed my computer to handle more than the 1 gyg limit. Of course having installed the 128 mg I am thinking... why not one more 1 gyg ram module instead?

    So here are the questions:
    Does anyone have experience with this issue?
    If memory is installed in a computer and it properly registers, and the computer appears to operate properly, is that installation probably acceptable to the unit?
    Does anyone have experience with installing memory above 1 gyg in a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop?

    Thanks for your view.

    Dionisio

    PS: Please excuse my inadvertent posting of this item under software instead of hardware related issues.
     
  2. rookieman

    rookieman Registered Member

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    Why don't you go to crucial.com and download this tool called Memory Advisor.It will give you a good idea of what ram you can use and how much.:D
     
  3. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    Hi dionisiog,

    Crucial's astute explanation. Edgetechcorp list's a 1g max supplied with the Intel 845GL chipset, 2g's under the PE.


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  4. dionisiog

    dionisiog Registered Member

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    Very Nice Reply.

    However, another viewer of your information was kind enough to point out an oversight that we both missed:

    The link that you offered as "PE" and which shows a 2gyg capacity is actually for a DELL Dimension 1100 and not a DELL Inspiron 1100 Laptop Computer.

    Darn!

    Nevertheless that was some very interesting information to read and I appreciate your reply.

    Thank You Much. :)
     
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