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What is the max RAM I can put in this machine?

By Brandon N
Sep 17, 2012
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  1. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 with only 2 slots (2 256mb sticks). It has Windows XP on it.
    How much ram will it recognize?
     
  2. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 375   +64

    You can install a maximum of 2 gb of RAM onto your machine, according to the Dell website.

    Here, take a look at this page. Your system may allocate a small amount of memory for your graphics. I suggest you read this, as well, if you intend to install the modules yourself.

    Hope that helps a little. :)
     
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  3. Brandon N

    Brandon N TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's what I need to know. Thank You!!
     
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Just beware it only takes DDR RAM, not DDR2 or DDR3 and will be quite expensive to upgrade as it's legacy parts.
     
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  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,852   +184

    Go to http:// www. Crucial .com and run a scan on your dell. They have( DDR) 2 gig(1gigx2) kits for as low as 59.00 PC3200 and PC2700 Which will both work in your system.
     


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