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> How To Tell If Ram Is Compatible?, Windows 7    
post Dec 2 2015, 05:54 PM

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At work, we have some rather old computers. I'm currently using a Dell OptiPlex 760. We started off with Win XP Pro and 2 GB RAM. We've been upgraded over the years to Win 7 and 4 GB RAM. With all the patches upon patches, security protocols, and Office 2013, I need to boost the RAM (among other things!).

I'm not allowed to crack the case and touch the insides. I do, however, have four matching sticks of 2 GB RAM that I can supply to the Service Desk. But how do I tell if this RAM is compatible with my computer?

The label says it's Nanya 2GB.2Rx8 PC2-6400U-666-13-E1.800. I get that's it's A 2 GB stick. Past that, I'm pretty hazy.

How can I read the numbers or find the specs to see if this is compatible with my computer?
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post Dec 2 2015, 06:02 PM

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Hi Ed. You should be able to locate the specs for your computer at Dell's website by entering the Service Tag.
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post Dec 2 2015, 06:37 PM

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Dell specs call for DDR2 SDRAM - DIMM 240-pin, non-ECC, 800 MHz (PC2-6400).
Also Dual Rank with Chips Organization of X8.

I can see the PC2-6400 match, and the 2Rx8 in the Nanya part number.
Don't know how to tell if the rest of it matches spec?
Or what specs really don't matter if it's the right size and pin config??

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post Dec 3 2015, 12:03 PM

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Why not ask your service ppl to try them? Worst that can happen is that they'll get some strange beep codes!

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