Hello any techeads, I was looking to increase my mem on this system. Specs say max RAM is 512MB. This is a 4 year old PC ( Pent4 .)It has 2 mem slots addressed as 1 bank. Why would there be a 512MB limit rather than 2 GB ( 2 x 1GB Modules ). I have been advised ( by Dell ) that the system ( don`t know if this means OS or the harware config. ) will not RECOGNISE more than 512MB although I could physically have 2GB installed. Can anyone offer explanation please ? ... I actually want to upgrade to 1GB if at all possible. My cynical nature tells me that it is possibly in the PC providers interest to state that your particular system has reached its upgrade limit.
Ta for response but it confuses me even more. I would imagine 4300S to be an upgrade of some sort on the 4300. It is therefore unlikely that the details on crucial.com are correct ie the 4300 can take a max of 1GB and the 4300S half of that. At any rate my question is, What limits the max value ? Is it a registry entry for example ? Is it something BIOS related ? .. if so does a BIOS update increase the supposed max ?
I have a Dell 4300, and in the hand book it say's "You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board" However the under "Memory" it says that 512 mb is maximum. So you could have 64, 128, 256, and a maximum of 512mb. I would not risk it unless the 4300S is a higher spec and an upgrade from the 4300.
For any interested parties. A DELL technician ( yes I actually managed to talk 1 to 1 with a real person ! ) stated that the 4300 can take a max of 2 x 512MB mods ( 1GB of RAM ). This info conflicts with Dell`s online tech info but concurs with my original documentation supplied with system ( which I had mislaid until recently ). Ta for any contributions and hope this closing entry is of use to anyone else querying this same issue.
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