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Installing Memory Is it possible for me to upgrade the factory install memory? I want to take my laptop to 512. I know how to install the user accessible one. A tech at a store told me the other memory was under the keyboard. Can I get to it? Since the store does not carry the memory, I have to buy it. The memory is costing me $40. I will have to pay them $40 to install it. Should I let the store install it? Candace

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Yes, you can replace/upgrate the memory module under the keyboard.

Before you proceed, note that Dell Inspiron 2650 uses DDR200 3.3V SODIMM modules. Also, memory module capacities supported are 128MB and 256MB with a Maximum memory of 512MB. If the current memory installed is 128MB, you need to order 2x 256MB modules to replace/upgrade both memory slots. If the installed capacity is 256MB, you just need another 256MB for the slot underneath the laptop.

Check "Removing the Keyboard" for guide removing the keyboard to access the 2nd memory slot.

Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before committing to the above procedure.

Let me know how you get on.

Mike

Posted on May 27, 2008

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