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Updating inspiron 530 dell ram memory

By using your computer’s Dell service tag, which will be on a label stuck to the case, to log on to Dell’s support site, you can find out which processors are supported.

ANSWER: The following are the considerations that should be borne in mind whenever you intend to upgrade a PC’s processor and RAM memory.

The E7400 processor uses a system bus/clock multiplier of (10.5 multiplied by 266MHz) to achieve its 2.8GHz frequency (processor speed).

The 1,066MHz figure arises because there are four transactions per clock cycle executed by the DDR2 RAM memory.

Strictly speaking, the memory speed should be given as megatransfers per second (MT/s) rather than megahertz (MHz).

The memory bus should also be run at 266MHz for the E7400, but, again, as it uses DDR2 memory with four data transfers per clock cycle, this becomes 1066MT/s.

Motherboard manufacturers usually add support for newer processors as part of BIOS updates, and the BIOS numbers you provided suggest that you have an early BIOS version.

That is why you should always check to find out if a new motherboard supports the make/model of processor that you want to install without having to install a BIOS update, because you will have to use a processor that the mother supports in order to install the BIOS update that supports later processors.

The 32-bit version of XP will never be able to take full advantage of it.