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Upgrading DELL 530 to 2 GB RAM

I have a DELL Workstation PWS 530 with Xeon 1.8 GHz CPu and 512 RAM.

I have heard that I can purchase a board to put into this system and increase the RAM to 2 GB.

Trying to find out if this is good incormation; and if so, where can it be obtained.
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CallandorCommented:
Here's a comparison of a number of dual-Xeon motherboards, which seems to be most prevalent configuration: http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20040521/

A server motherboard for cheap: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=240970
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CallandorCommented:
To answer your original question, no, I don't think there are PCI memory add-on cards, and if there were, they would have have terrible performance going through the shared 33MHz PCI bus.
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yukeleCommented:
Go to dell.com and look for a "memory riser board". I believe this will give your system up to 8 ram slots.

I think you should be able install 2 gigs of ram without any add on boards, but you will have to replace the two ram chips you have installed already.
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wesly_chenCommented:
The maxium memory for DELL Workstation PWS 530 is 2GB, and 4GB with riser card.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws530/en/ug/html/1specs.htm#1065095

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wesly_chenCommented:
In other words, you don't need buy any riser card for 2GB RAM. Just buy 4x512MB RDRAM (Rambus RAM).

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