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Old memory + new

Adding 1 Gig of memory, can Ieave one of the 256 memory in the machine?

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    anjana03, unfortunately, your answer was not as specific as I needed. I did find out what I needed to know from the answers other people provided. I do, however, appreciate your reply.

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Yes you can leave the 256mb in w/ the 1 gb............your dell max is 2 gb......speed it up a little bit more if you like....................

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Depends. I think your dell 2400 will accept up to 2GB, in which case it shouldn't be an issue. Some systems like only paired memory, but yours isn't one of them. I recently upgraded a gateway with exactly your config and it works just fine. In fact, better than ever.
You'll quickly find out when you plug them in.
Also see this link to the crucial memory advisor.
And that way if you ever decide to max it out...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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First ucan look .1 gb ram is suppotr or not by your computer . but not take adiffrent type ram once a time it canbe creat a problem because of their bus speed. .. thanks

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remove the memory ... try again ...

there is the possibility your memory was not seated correctly and/or it is not the correct memory.

remove it to get going again ...

256 is a strange number ...

please go to www.4allmemory.com and have them scan your computer. They will make recommendations based on that scan. Compare what you got with their recommendation.

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