Got a Dell Inspiron 2650 used for real cheap running XP. Not a bad machine, but only 256MB RAM (2x128).
Crucial says the max upgrade is 2x256...but they are sold out of that part for weeks now. Grrr. AND, the second module is inaccessible. More accurately, you have to disassemble the entire machine which I'm not going to do.
A friend thought that as long as I put the same type of memory (see bottom) in a 512MB, the computer should still boot and "see" 512, since that is supposedly the max. Sounds very tempting, since the system uses about 250-260 with no applications open, so 512 would be much better than 384.
Is he possibly correct? He's not an expert, to say the least.
Bonus question 1: any suggestions, if the bigger module might work, where to buy it that I can return it if it doesn't?
Bonus question 2: any good sources you like for laptop batteries? This one is dead.
Module Size: 256MB
Package: 200-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR PC2700
Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • Non-parity • DDR333 • 2.5V • 32Meg x 64 •