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Hi.

I know the maximum amount of memory advertised for the Vostro 1700 is 4GB RAM, but often these specs change.  I want to know if 8GB RAM installed in my Vostro 1700 will work.  Might there be a BIOS update to enable this, or has anyone tried this to see if it would just work?  

Thanks.

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  • I'm assuming you are running 64 bit windows?

    Note 2×4Gb RAM Modules may be very costly (approx $400) and probably not worthwhile at the moment.

    Philip Yip

     

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  • Yes, 64-bit Windows 7.

     

  • i'm also running W7 X64. on vostro 1700 but have u tryed to put 8gb in the computer ?

    If u did, did it work ?

  • Hi.

     

    I never tried 8GB in my Vostro 1700.  I just settled for 4GB.  I never found out of 8GB would be recognized.

  • to bad, but thanks.

    let's hope sombody wil try it  Wink

  • Maybe to late for you:

    I'm running with 6GB under Windows 7 X64.

    One of  problems I have:

    some USB-Devices will not found the actual drivers on this maschine (Windows Phone with WP7)

    And the integrated Webcam is not working (driver missing).

    Wolfgang.

  • You mean external hard drive?

     

  • You can get a 8GB set on ebay for $129.00 (i do not have the Vostro 17) but do have XPS 1730 running with 8GB on 32 bit Vista and have 6.75GB usable.

    E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

    XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

    XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

  • When  I upgraded my Vostro 1700 to 4 gb memory, my A.07 version bios and  Windows  64-bit 7 Ultimate recognized all of it, despite that fact that every reference I found said 3.5 gb was the limit for this bios.   So even tho I love the massive 17'' screen,  I just recently moved this 4 y.o. Vostro 1700  to my secondary laptop. It was simply too slow for the way I bounce between 20-30 open web pages and  3-7 open word documents.  

    But .....  when I can find memory at  decent price I plan on doing an upgrade to 6-8 gb simply to test it out.  

    Dell Vostro 1700, Intel Core Duo T 7250, Windows 7 Ultimate, Dual Fujitsu 120 GB drives, 2 x 2GB Hynix DDR2-800,  nVidia GeForce8600 M GT,  A.07 bios, 16GB Readyboost

    Dell Precision m6600, Intel  i7 2760 QM, Windows 7 Professional, Crucial 256 GB SSD, Seagate Momentus 750 GB., 2 x 8GB Crucial PC3-10600, AMD Firepro M8900, A.06 Bios 

  • The 8 GB kit from crucial here is $179.99 or here is £136.79.

    Philip Yip

     

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  • With regards to Windows 7 64 bit, the following driver set should be complete.

    Utility

    R143626 Dell Notebook Software

    Chipset

    R153997 Intel Chipset Driver

    R168331 Ricoh Chipset Driver 

    SATA

    R200177 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Application

    R154164 Intel Turbo Memory Driver

    R167146 Intel Turbo Memory Application

    Video

    R180865 Intel Video Driver - variant A
    R200275 nVidea Video Driver - variant B

    Communication

    R150157 Conexant Modem Driver

    R147123 Application

    R148605

    Network

    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet

    R174292 Dell Wireless Card Driver  - variant A
    Intel PROSET Wireless Software and Drivers - variant B

    Bluetooth

    R226750 Dell 355 Bluetooth Driver

    Input

    R165804 Touchpad Driver

    Webcam

    R173082 Webcam Driver

    R230103 Dell Webcam Centre

    Audio

    R171786 Sigmatel Audio Driver

    Application

    R182249 Dell Quickset

    Philip Yip

     

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