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MoonJelly

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20th January 2005

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#1 11 years ago

I own a Dell Inspiron B120 laptop. I love this machine, running Windows XP Pro pretty nice. Anyways, I would like to add some RAM to it, hopefully getting it to run real smooth.

I'm running an Intel Celeron M, with 512MB (2 x 256MB) RAM. I looked up what I can do to this machine, so I got 2 slots that can hold up to 2GB of RAM DDR2-533 (PC2-PC4200). Will my Celeron M run 2GB (2 x 1GB) of RAM well? Can it support that much with no problem? Or am I better off just getting 1GB (2 x 512MB)?

By the way, my after-market AC adapter just went, so I ordered a replacement from ebay for $9, which I just got a few days ago. It works great, but will it continue to work for at least a few years, or is there a better line of AC Adapters that I could buy for old laptops?

Thanks guys.




*Daedalus

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#2 11 years ago

I'd try and get a Dell one. With stuff like what you've got, you run the risk of something getting fried pretty quick.

As for the RAM, well, more is always better, provided the 1GB sticks aren't far more expensive than the 512MB sticks.

$42 for 2GB. Newegg.com - Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model KVR533D2S4K2/2G - Laptop Memory