Solved! Check installation of new ram into Dell Dimansion 8400

donald Allen

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I just installed 4 Gigs of memory into my Dell Dimension 8400. How do I check and make sure that all for of the sets of rame are inserted and working correctley?

I have gone to My Computer and checke and it shows that there are 3.25 gigs of memory. Shouldnt there be 4.0 gigs?

Let me know

 

apache_lives

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Take note atleast with the Dell 9400 (i own one) it is limited to 3gb (2x2gb, Windows 7 x64) thanks to the design or perhaps the bios - doubt yours also suffers such an issue but keep it in mind also, but 3.25gb sounds like the 32-bit limit
 

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it is installed correctly, the reason it is showing 3.25 is because 32bit operating systems can only use up to 3.25gb, 4gb is only accessible if you are using 64bit.
 

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Take note atleast with the Dell 9400 (i own one) it is limited to 3gb (2x2gb, Windows 7 x64) thanks to the design or perhaps the bios - doubt yours also suffers such an issue but keep it in mind also, but 3.25gb sounds like the 32-bit limit
 

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Hi,

You are correct. I call the manufacture (Patriot) and the tol me the same anwer that y ou gave me.

Thanks.

Bud
 
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