Dell :: Upgrading Memory Inspiron 9400/E1705

Sep 2, 2008

can I upgrade to pc2-5300 ddr2-667 with my current possessor
also taking into consideration that i mite upgrade the cpu some day

How much ram can the Inspiron handle with the latest bios update
will i need a new psu to power such upgrades
feel free to fill me in on anything i'm missing here

I'm looking at some Mushkin pc2-5300 ddr2-667 2 x 1gb

Is all or most 5300 667 supported by newest bios
I found cheap ram made for imac can i use mac ram in a dell

All info and suggestions are appreciated




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Dell :: E1705/9400 Memory Tests

Oct 20, 2007

I thought I would put the E7105 through some tests to see what various Memory configs benchmark at.

Starting with 1 Gig Single DDR @ 533 Mhz, then 2 x 1 GB @ 533 in Dual Channel

Then I mixed a 2 GB @ 667 mhz with the 1 GB @ 533 Mhz

Last the 2 x 2 GB Memory @ 667.

I ran Super Pi on each config, Sandra Memory Benchmarks, and 3DMark06.

Did not see any Difference in the 3DMark Tests.

Video Memory Reported as 495 MB Video 248 MB System 743 Mb Texture

1 GB Tests

Super Pi = 5.38.14 ( 5 Min 38.14 Seconds)

Sandra Tests

Memory Bandwidth = 3258 MB/S
Latency = 118 ns
Cache & Memory = 14416 MB/S

2 GB Tests

Super Pi = 5.28.625 ( 5 Min 28.625 Seconds)

Sandra Tests........................

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2) What are the best drivers for the FX2500 if not Mobileforce?

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During December 2007 it has had 4 service calls where the motherboard, graphics card, and lcd have been changed 4 times with the same fault occurring (lines on lcd).

Dell have kindly agreed at my request to swap the laptop for a new 9400, but as the 9400 is no longer in production Dell said they will give me a similar spec 1720 instead, which was nice of them and I agreed. Here is the spec for the 1720:

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Would it be unreasonable for me to ask for a higher spec machine over the 1720?

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I need this so badly my poor laptop is in pieces

any help is greatly appreciated

I live in Ontario so anyone in Canada would probably work out best

anyone intersested in doing this for me will be compensated via paypal

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CPU fan does not spin at all on power up, not sure if this model is supposed to do that little 5 second thing most of them do.

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