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WTB old laptop ram

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade - Other' started by raskal311, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    raskal311

    raskal311 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm donating an old Laptop and want to upgrade the ram before I send it off. Does anyone have a 512 stick they want to sell? I'm looking for someone within 10 miles of Westminster. I have a 1 gig stick but it seems to be a hair too big; I think I need something older.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    you need to be a lot more specific as to the memory stick you need..saying it seems a bit too big will not cut it...you have to know what speed the chip runs. search the specs on the machine and post from there...

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  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    I'll pull the chip that is in there now to get the info. All I know is its an older dell and I traded it for some aquarium stuff with a customer of mine.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:10 AM
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    yeah we need to know how many pin ram is it and is it ddr or ddr2?
     
  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:36 AM
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    Easiest way to find out the RAM specs is go to Dell's website, go to support, go to system configuration. Then type in your service tag # (should be on the bottom of the laptop) and it'll give you the specifications of the laptop. You'll need to know what kind of RAM it takes (ie ddr, ddr2, etc) and also what speed of RAM (ie pc-2100, pc-2700, pc2-5300, etc). Then you need to see what the max memory it can hold. If it has 512 in now and it's older, you might be able to get another 512 stick for a max of 1024MB (1GB). If you can't find the right info post up the model number or service tag number and someone can help you out.
    If you can't find anyone to sell you a stick cheap, try newegg.com or if you have microcenter or a frys nearby, try hitting one of them up and see if they have any old open box ram they can sell you.
    Another thing you really should do is reinstall your operating system with a format to delete any saved data. (Wiping the drive will remove all data permanently, but if there is a restore partition it will remove that as well) It's amazing how much information people can get from old computers. Passwords, account numbers, credit card numbers, etc...
    Good luck on your quest for RAM. Take it easy.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    you most likely have DDR (first gen) pc2100 or pc2700

    i looked through my collection and i only have 128 and 256 sticks of DDR...
     
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