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Verify memory upgrade in a Inspiron 1200

Need to know how to change the setting on my Inspiron 1200 to match the installed memory upgrade.

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  • chetock Nov 27, 2008

    What are the proper settings for the minimum and maximum on the page file for a 1.25G memory?

  • chetock Nov 27, 2008

    Memory is installed correctly. Physical memory is still showing 256 of ram when it should now be showing a total of 1.25G of ram.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    i have a pc2100 ram that i installed on my dell inspiron 1200 and it simply won't boot it just stops. and i don't know what the problem is, does anyone know what the problem is or can anyone offer me a little help? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

  • laptop mommy Feb 12, 2009

    I have an Inspiron 1200 which I updated to 1GB. I updated the bios to A07 but the 1GB memory is not recognized. The memory recognized is still 256MB.

    The memory I purchased is PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMMS. Specifically I purchased the Kingston KTC-PR266/IG.

    I do not know what to do next. Please help

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    If the Bios or the OS is not seeing the memory, it will not report it.

    You need to check the memory which you installed. Make sure that it is seated correctly and that it is the correct type for your unit.



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Verify on the label of the the memory Dimm that you installed that it is PC2700 SDRAM.

Memory Upgrade for Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop, the Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop takes the PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs. Memory Type, and comes installed with 256 MB (non-removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop to up to a maximum of 1280 MB Memory, the system has 1 socket to install Memory, already with 256 MB (non-removable) standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
Standard Memory 256 MB (non-removable) Maximum Memory 1280 MB Memory Expansion 1 socket Memory Comments PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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There are no settings, if the memory is the correct type and it is good, it will be recognised and you will be notified that the memory has changed.
Good Luck.

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Are you referring to bios setting? (There isn't one will either recognize the new ram and tell you how much it sees or it wont) sorry.

Does the laptop recognize your added memory?
When you open system properties what does it say in the general tab?
It will tell you right there how much ram is installed. :)

What setting is it that you want to change since there are a few that come to mind.
As long as paging file is set to "system managed paging file" then you should be ok
with that setting

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