Chrispy_ wrote:Without hunting around deep in the hard-to-find Dell motherboard service manuals to check 2GB DIMM compatibility, you could just suck up $10 and get a couple of these 2 x 1GB kits instead (free shipping)
Actually, if the Crucial compatibility check is anything to go by, your Inspiron 530 motherboard can't handle 2GB DIMMS. You don't have the choice and will need to use 4 x 1GB. (technically, if you're out of money, you could buy a single 2 x 1GB kit, retain your existing 1GB module and run with 3GB).
just brew it! wrote:Why are you only running with 1 gig now? Seems a bit far-fetched that all 4 of your original DIMMs would've gone bad. Why can't you use two of them in dual-channel mode for a total of 2 GB, or three of them for 3 GB (but losing the dual-channel capability for 1 GB of it)?
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