I am running a Vostro 1500:
Core 2 Duo T5270 @ 1.40 GHz 2MB L2 / Mobile Core 2 Duo L7300
Intel GM965 chipset, rated FSB 800MHz
Mobo model shows 0NX906
2x1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 333MHz (667Mhz for DDR2)
etc etc etc...
I want to add a new 4GB dual channel ram kit to replace the underperforming 2GB kit I have. Since my FSB is rated at 800MHz, I am looking to get a PC2-6400 2x2GB kit. My question regarding this is about hi vs low density RAM. I found this ram for a good price:
â€¢ 200-pin unbuffered DIMM
â€¢ Density: HIGH 128x8
â€¢ PC6400 800FSB
â€¢ 1.8 Volts
â€¢ 6 Layer unbuffered
â€¢ CAS Latency 4,4.5,5
â€¢ 4 Bank
â€¢ Off-chip driver (OCD) impedance adjustment, and on die termination (ODT)
Memory Size: 2GB DDR2 200Pin
Number:1 x 2GB
which I could get for $60-$70. I thought that (x8)x8 was widely compatible and it was x4 that you should look out for...but I don't understand RAM structure yet.
I also found this RAM for a great price:
Type 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 5
Heat Spreader No
which doesn't explicitly say the density...but looking at the picture it looks to have 8 banks on each side. Will either of these options work for me?
Ok, so more questions...this time about the processor. Is it possible to buy a new processor and upgrade with this hardware config? It's Socket P 478. And I am kinda confused, as I used SIW and CPU-Z and both report system bus speed as Max 800MHz, but shows it running at ~199.5Mhz - that seems kind of LOW! Is this normal? Anyways, I would eventually like to upgrade the processor so I am wondering if this is possible.
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!