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I am setting up a Dell Optiplex 170l for a friend.
Currently the system is running 256 MB for Windows XP. I would like to get them a 1 GB module.

I am not sure from the documentation website if the PC will support only one chip?:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op170l/en/ug/specs.htm

Note: I am looking at one chip because the cost it all mine.

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The Optiplex 170L specs from that page says it should be able to. The "Memory Capacities" subsection says it can support a range of different memory modules (128-, 256-, 512-MB, or 1-GB), and the minimum memory for 1 module should be 128 MB. Buying them a 1GB memory module should be fine.

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