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I am looking to upgrade the ram on my son's system. It is a vostro 200 slim. It currently has only factory stock, but looking to up to max.

My question is, can I run 800mhz ram or does it have to be the 667mhz. 

Found a deal on DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 / 800MHz.  Want to make sure no issues before I buy. Looking to get 2 sets. Have already tried optimizers on newegg, etc. 

They say nothing about 800, only 667. If cannot use 800, can anyone recommend a good site/deal.

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  • Hi, bluekiwi2012,

    Yes, you can use the faster RAM. Crucial recommends DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800. They have the 2GB (2x1GB modules) for $54.

  • Frys has DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 / 800MHz / CL 4-4-4-15 / ATI CrossFire™ Certified Edition / Dual Channel / OCZ OCZ2A8002GK for 39.90

    Desc. 

    • 800MHz DDR2
    • CL 4-4-4-15 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
    • Available in 2GB (2X1024) dual channel optimized kit
    • Unbuffered
    • ATI XTC Heatspreader*
    • Lifetime Warranty
    • 2.1 Volts
    • 240 Pin DIMM

    Would this work?

    http://www.frys.com/product/5027495?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

  • bluekiwi2012

    I doubt it, the Vostro 200 requires memory with 1.8v, the memory from Frys, is 2.1v

    HERE is a list of compatible OCZ memory for the Vostro 200.

    Bev.

     

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  • Thanks for your help Bev, you have rescued me many times on this site.

    I have a question/thought on this subject.

    I have recently upgraded my Vostro 200's CPU to the latest and cheapest 3.0 Ghz Celeron Dual Core (about 50.00 GBP) which was possible because of the latest BIOS upgrade (1.0.16 at April 2011).

    If I use the faster RAM mentioned by Osprey above (Crucial recommends DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800. They have the 2GB (2x1GB modules) for $54) does anyone know if it is possible to have 8 GB of RAM rather than 4GB RAM with the latest BIOS upgrade and latest processor, or is the limit definitely 4GB?

    Thanks

    UnstableMable

     

  •  UnstableMable

    Both Dell and Crucial state the Vostro 200 supports 4gb of DDR2 RAM, see HERE

    But, to use 4gb+ of RAM you need 64-bit operating system, 3±gb is all a 32-bit system can address.

    Bev.

     

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