Adding memory to your PC
I have a Dell Dimension 4500S that came with 256MB of memory, and I added
another 256MB module myself. Can I replace one of the 256MB modules with a
1GB chip without any problems ?
Adding the 1GB chip alongside one of the 256MB modules shouldn't be a
problem, as long as you buy the proper type of memory for the machine.
According to specifications on Dell's website, the Dimension 4500S can take
up to 2GB of memory. While some motherboards require that memory modules be
installed in matched pairs of the same capacity, the Dimension 4500S can use
a mix of modules with different amounts of memory.
The easy way to get the
right chips for just about any computer is to go to an online RAM retailer
like Crucial ( www.crucial.com ) or
Kingston ( www.kingston.com ). On the
main page, choose the computer's manufacturer and model number from the
drop-down menus to see the appropriate RAM modules, installation guides and
other upgrade information for your computer.
Instructions on how to
upgrade memory for your Dell PC can also be found by going to the Dell
support page at tinyurl.com/6e5xcp.