Added more ram from 2gb to 8gb but still say only 2gb
Addedd match pairs of 2gb ram cards to xps 600 for a total of 8, pc had only 4 match pairs of 512mb for a total of 2gb to start with. when i rebooted pc it say to hit F1 for ram update wich i did and after checking it only showed a total of 2gb. i checked cards and they are in the slots all the way. if any body has any input on this i would like to hear it.
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You should not change this. Laptops have small video chips and often depend on "shared" memory to achieve good performance without overheating. Basically, the video processor borrows some of your installed RAM memory. Also, your laptop may have been supplied to you with less total RAM memory than the maximum and you can add more memory. In Windows, click on Start then right-click on Computer and select Properties. In the Properties window you can read how much total memory is installed. 2GB (2048MB) is a desrirable amount for Windows XP. Windows Vista and Windows 7 can benefit by having total 4GB of RAM memory. Check your Sony user manual for instructions on adding more memory. Basically, you turn off the laptop, remove the battery pack and unscrew a small cover on the bottom of the laptop to access the memory slots. Usually, there are 2 slots here. Ideally, you should install a matched pair of memory modules (a "kit") for peak performance. However, quantity of memory is more important than having matched modules, so if one slot is occupied and the other slot is empty you may simply buy one more module and install it in the empty slot.
Make sure that when you populate the memory slots that you are using like memory cards per memory bank set. Example: A1 and A2 consist of one blue and one beige slot. Use a 2GB card in one and a 2GB card in the next one. Starting with A1, use your 2GB memory cards first and then the 1GB cards. Once complete, reboot your system and enter into the BIOS to verify the total 12GB are being "seen" by the system.
Also, consider your os. If you are running Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7... they will only see 8GB max. OS like Windows server xxxx will be able to see all memory avaliable to the unit.
First off I gotta say,bad computer case to work with(Not much room).If you plan on gaming and putting your graphics on high on every game then you might want to consider a new case cause good graphics cards wont fit but I have found some that do and they play every game til this day but I have to adjust some of the settings.I chose the EVGA GeForce GTS 450, and the EVGA GEFORCE GTX 260 hense I have two of this hellions!Both graphics cards I would say are about even now that I am running 8GB(4x2GB RAM),I just added 2 2GB ram sticks seeing as how you can only run 8GB on this motherboard and it already comes with 2 2GB ram sticks not sure of the brand they use but they work with the low profile ram sticks located here ---->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253 <----The cool part is they will replace them if they ever stop working for whatever reason!If I were you I would get these pair on the link I showed you and either of those graphics cards and I guarantee you wont feel let down,trust me,I was just gonna start all over with all new stuff before I realized that for like $50-150 I could have reliable computing,networking etc. plus Great gaming quality with the new DirectX11 pc games of today!NewEgg.com also has hand on videos you can watch that will show/teach you how to do it all your self!I hope this helps,good luck! -CB
From what I can tell the Dell Precision Workstation 670 does support over 4GB of RAM. However when you have over 4GB of RAM installed in the system you have to have the Memory Cooling Shroud connected to keep the memory cool. Also this is only shipped out when the system is ordered with over 4GB of RAM originally. If you do not have this part you can order it from Dell buy calling 877-671-3355.
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions
According to some research, your desktop has 4 RAM slots available. The total maximum RAM your desktop can hold is 2GB (2048MB). Furthermore, each slot can hold a maximum of 1GB (1024) but cannot exceed the 2GB total.
This means you can theoretically install 2 x 1GB RAM DIMMS in 2 RAM slots or 4 x 512MB RAM DIMMS. Both will meet the desktops 2GB limitation.
The RAM specifications for your desktop are as follows:
RAM Limit: 2GB (2048MB)
RAM Slot Type: SO-DIMM
RAM Type: DDR1 (not DDR2 or DDR3)
RAM Speed: PC3200/DDR400
ECC Type: Non-ECC
TIP: The RAM is DDR which means that while you can install them as singles (single-channel mode), the system will see a speed benefit from installing them as matched pairs (dual-channel mode).
If they are not a matched pair it will not work. If you have two sets of matched pairs. Each pair will have to go into the right pairing slot. Example one set you go in slots 0 and 2 and the other in slots 1 and 3. If you have stickers on the memory sticks look for a group of numbers and letters one group will match it's mate.