[scribus] Windows 7

Richard eyelagui at adinet.com.uy
Sat Nov 14 03:21:08 CET 2009

John Beardmore escribió:
>> More than enough....
> :)  You haven't seen my desktop !
>>> I suppose the next question will be 'can I get 8 gig of RAM in a 
>>> Vostro 1700 ?'.
>> If you can get 2x4GB modules or if your vostro has 4 memory banks i 
>> think it should be possible.
> Two banks only.

>> The only limitation you may find is the chipset, you should visit 
>> Intel's website, and search for the exact chipset you're using.
>> .... I'm assuming that a Vostro 1700 has intel chipset.... don't know 
>> why. If that's not the case, you can go to chipset maker's website.
> Described on the net as
>     built on the Intel “Santa Rosa” platform and features the
>     Core 2 Duo processor, and a choice of GM965 chipset with
>     integrated GMA X3100 graphics or PM965 paired with dedicated
>     NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 128MB video card
> and this ones got an nVidia card, but according to device manager it's 
> a 8600M GT, so I'm confused.
As i said on my prior message (right at the bottom), laptops are almost 
as standarized as desktops.  So, when you bought your Vostro the 
standard graphics card was the 8400M, but maybe they sold it off and 
started to assemble it with 8600M.
Today the Vostro 1720 has a 9600M and if you want, you could put an ATI 
one. They're called MXM modules and are small PCI-Express video cards 
for notebooks.

> Device manager also mentions a
>     Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960
>     Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00
> so I guess that's all fairly ambiguous unless all or none of them can 
> access more than 4 gig ?
¿?... Is Intel claiming that the chipset can't access more than 4GB of RAM?.
The current vostro 1720 is offered with up to 8Gb of RAM.

> Indeed, but I don't want to muddy the warranty situation by using non 
> Dell stuff at this stage.
Well... as in my country usually there is not such thing as a warranty 
or when there is one is applied "piece by piece" because we are not used 
to brands but yes to clones, i'm not too familiar with the fact that you 
can actually void your warranty if adding something not "autorized".
So, keep on the brand, but i can tell that you may go to your autorized 
dealer to ask for the bigger available hard disk without issues. There 
is nothing about incompatibilities. Unless you ask for something your 
chipset or O.S. can't handle, but at least 500GB shouldnt give trouble.

Today i have changed my 4GB/666MHz memory on the laptop, to 4GB/800MHz 
(went to 760MHz -AMD cpu/bus division stuff-) while vendor and 
manufacturer claim it won't work. (i'm writing from it)

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