My family has a:
DELL XPS ONE (A2010)
32-bit Windows Vista Pre-Installed
since Vista was very faulty (permanent delete of files deletes but the the HDD bloats up with bytes as if the files weren't deleted).
I couldn't defrag and it wouldn't let me save because the computer thinks the HDD is full.
Since then, I upgraded it to:
32-bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS (doesn't allow 64-bit)
Change the HDD (because at one point the Original HDD fried due to overheating)
The pre-installed RAM is okay but sometimes acts slow... plus i think its time for an upgrade
Now my question is:
How do I install and upgrade a 4GB RAM (2 slots)? We don't have/can't find the owner's manual.
I've look online and I found this using Crucial Memory Advisor Tool and gave me this:
- Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
- Package: 240-pin DIMM
- Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
- Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64
There is no A2010 model but there is XPS ONE 20 - and I assume that's the one. Am I on a right track?
I'm not very familiar installing RAMs, It should be just plug-and-play but I think there are some compatibility issues that I might overlook and fry the motherboard.
Can you guys recommend me the best compatible RAM for the model (A2010)? Also, I've read that in 32-bit Vista the max RAM
is 3.5GB... would that also be the max RAM for 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS?
My cousin tried installing RAMs on a computer that was given to him via plug-and-play install (just plugging in new RAMs lying about noob style)
and it fried the motherboard! Smokes and everything!
So I'm kinda scared trying it on with the family computer. How easy is it to install? What are things I need to worry about or pay attention to?
Thanks in Advance