memory upgrade for Dell Dimension 1100

  grandadpaul2 13:40 27 Jul 2011

Hi I need some advice on upgrading the memory for my Dell Dimension 1100 (it originally came with Windows XP and 256mb ram) Current Spec Is Windows 7 (32 bit) 2 GB ram N Vidia GeForce 6200 256 mb ram CPU Celeron 2.53 GHz I have used Crucial Scan and it says I have the maximum ram installed-2x1GB But the program SIW says I can have a maximum of 4 GB of ram And I have read elsewere that my CPU won't run 64 bit Can anyone advise me if it is possible to use 4Gb of ram. I can reinstall Windows 7 as 64 bit if needed. Regards

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:00 27 Jul 2011

your specs from dell link text looks as good as your going to get it memory wise.

  retep888™ 14:43 27 Jul 2011

You're wasting time & money...

In order to run 64bit OS ,you'll need to change your CPU to one of the EM64T P4 processors which your motherboard chipset won't support and even if you can put more than 2Gb RAM (these old RAM are expensive to get nowadays) in there, 32bit windows can't see all of them.

Conclusion: Save up and spend the money to get a new machine.

  grandadpaul2 19:15 27 Jul 2011

Hi Thanks for the advice I had feeling that might be the case.Just of to get a Lottery ticket. Cheers

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