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  • Started 3 years ago by Dawn
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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I have a Dell inspiron 531 and my installed memory= 2.00 gb, my total physical memory= 1.93 gb, and my availaible memory=836 mb. 1)Do I need to add more memory to my computer? 2) Could this be a reason for my computer acting up and running slow.?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 521

Hi Dawn

It wouldn't do any harm to upgrade the memory, the more you have the better, although I think the max you can install on that PC is 4GB
Doing a fresh re-install of the OS could be more beneficial than installing more RAM
What OS is installed

Posted 3 years ago
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Absolutely. With less than 1GB of available RAM, Vista will walk on crutches. The rest is probably used by your graphics. Get 4GB. A reinstall will only be a relative help.

Posted 3 years ago
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To add, use matching memory. run this if you care to. Buy the memory from where you wish.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 5310

Here's a little information on your system.

EDIT: Was your system originally winXP?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 14920


Type 667-MHz, 800-MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Memory connectors four

Memory capacities 512 MB or 1 GB

Maximum memory 4 GB


Posted 3 years ago

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