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Installing Ram in a Dell Laptop

I currently own a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop computer.

I am running a Pentium 4 at 598 MHz with 512 megs of RAM.

I am using Office 2007 and it is a bit slow.

I would like to upgrade the RAM myself.

What simm cards do I need, can I get them off the shelf, and how much RAM should I get?

Thanks,

Frank

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Yo u have 2 slots in u r machine I am sending u details information of updradation in ur machine :

frequency of ram should be

667 MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SD RAM
option 1.
A system ready for the next generation of applications and games 3 or 4GB1 Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
2.
A system capable of handling Windows Vista® Aero as well as today’s latest games. 2GB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
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Basic performance for the Windows Vista® AeroTM interface (PCs purchased with Windows Vista Home Premium and less than 1GB of memory will NOT be capable of running Aero). 1GB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
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Basic performance, lowest initial cost (Windows Vista® Home Basic) 512MB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM

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