[lug] RAM memory modules for old machine
nate at natetech.com
Sun Feb 26 23:19:47 MST 2006
Bethany Hobson wrote:
> My machine is a Dell Dimension L500r desktop in the original
> configuration. It has two slots - one with a 128MB module and the other
> empty - and would be maxed out at 512MB. Module specs from dell.com
> DELL - 256 MB Module for a Dell Dimension L Series System
> 256 MB SDRAM, PC133, Non-Parity, Unbuffered
> Dell Part #: A0501728, Manufacturer Part #: D48WJW
> Per Ken's suggestion, I checked into the BIOS on my machine. I updated
> the BIOS from Dell Dimension Lxxxr A01 to A14. Yep, it was 13 updates
> old and now I've learned about the BIOS. Local compren.com
> <http://compren.com> didn't seem all that jazzed about trying again
> since their modules didn't work for me before. They don't have any in
> stock anyway. So, it's off to crucial.com <http://crucial.com> I go.
> Thanks Ken, Nate, and Nick.
You seem to be on the right track Bethany. I just did some Google
searching for your machine's RAM and specifications, and couldn't find
anything direct from Dell on what it would support, but none of the
on-line configuration tools I've checked seem to recommend anything
larger than 256MB.
Perhaps there's a motherboard limitation on the size of chip you can
successfully use in it. What size was the local store trying? 512MB?
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