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Dell Vostro 260 memory upgrade.

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Hi

I recently bought a second hand Vostro 260 with i5-2400 and 4GB RAM on Ebay

I bought it as a base for upgrades.

Yes , I know it's not the best choice for that but:

- I don't need a new PC

- I badly needed to replace my ancient Athlon 64 x2 5200+ with something better

- I needed a cheap machine and it was CHEAP (I mean , I paid , said goodbye and started running - CHEAP)

I've already replaced/added some components but I need to add some RAM

I don't need much , 8GB would be fine.

I'm trying to buy 2x4GB DDR3 RAM and I have a problem. Apparently I need non ECC low density memory. And "low density" is the key.

How can I tell if memory is low or high density?

I've found some sticks but I have no idea if they're gonna be working?

Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-H9 N0 AA - this one is supposed to be low density , not sure about the rest

Hynix HMT351U6EFR8C-PB N0 AA

Hynix HMT351U6BFR8C-H9 N0 AA

Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-PB N0 AA

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/8G

Kingston HP698650-154-KEF

Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9

Integral IN3T4GNYBGX

Nanya NT4GC64B8HB0NF-CG

I would apreciate any help.

Verified Answer
  • Just buy it from Crucial.com. Wink

    Here's RAM for the Vostro 260:

    www.crucial.com/.../CT8961422

    Just make sure you know if it's a Vostro 260 or 260S because the 2x4 GB RAM kits for these 2 systems appear to have different part numbers at crucial.com.

    If Crucial recommends RAM for your specific PC model, they guarantee it works or they take it back. Lots of peeps on this forum buy RAM from Crucial.

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Maybe you should contact either the sellers or the manufacturers to see what they have to say.

    And/or if they will guarantee their RAM works or they take it back at no cost to you. Wink

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Should anyane else have same problem , I can tell that Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-H9 works perfectly with Vostro 260. I've been testing these for the last 8 hours and everything works nicely.

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  • Just buy it from Crucial.com. Wink

    Here's RAM for the Vostro 260:

    www.crucial.com/.../CT8961422

    Just make sure you know if it's a Vostro 260 or 260S because the 2x4 GB RAM kits for these 2 systems appear to have different part numbers at crucial.com.

    If Crucial recommends RAM for your specific PC model, they guarantee it works or they take it back. Lots of peeps on this forum buy RAM from Crucial.

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Thx for the answer.

    It's Vostro 260 , not 260s.

    And yes , I've seen these kits from Crucial. Don't get me wrong 61.99  isn't a problem but it's kinda stupid for me to pay more for memory upgrade than I gave for the entire PC. That's why I was checking these kits on eBay.

  • Maybe you should contact either the sellers or the manufacturers to see what they have to say.

    And/or if they will guarantee their RAM works or they take it back at no cost to you. Wink

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Thx guys.

    I got an answer from Dell Yesterday evening. They couldn't tell me exactly what to buy but thanks to the information I got from them , I found some more info and bought two Hynix 4GB.

    Guess I'll have to wait till Wednesday to be sure.

  • Hope the Hynix RAM works out for you.

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Should anyane else have same problem , I can tell that Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-H9 works perfectly with Vostro 260. I've been testing these for the last 8 hours and everything works nicely.

  • Yes

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee