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I don't know the memory capacity for my computer

I want to upgrade the RAM on my desktop. My Computer is a Dell Dimension 2400 series. I know the number of RAM slots and the type of RAM my computer takes. The problem is I don't know how to find the maxium memory capacity. I don't know how to find what type of motherboard I have or even what the serial number is. I looked at my system information on dell.com but it just listed parts by a set of numbers which I couldn't decipher. I couldn't even tell which one was the motherboard. My computer was bought in assembled in late summer of 2004. The original RAM was 256MB.
I could ask Dell but I don't trust them. I had someone tell me a complete and total lie in an attempt to sell me some parts.

How do I find the maxium memory for my system?

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Funny, Crucial's scanner says you can take 2 1GB sticks, however Dells specs say half that.

    I am in the same boat.

    I bought 2GB RAM from a guy on EBAY and now I can't use it.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I want to know the memory capacity of my computer,Model is Dell Dimension 4300. How or where can I look for this?

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The Dimension 2400 will hold a total of 2GB DDR Ram (2 x 1GB Dimms)
I don't sell RAM, but I do work on a lot of Dell's where I work.

Motherboard / Service Tag: to find out the service tag, when it's not printed anywhere on the box:  Restart or power on the PC.  When the pc is going thru POST, press the F2 key a few times, so the pc will boot into the BIOS.  Depending on the age of the BIOS, the serivce tag should be displayed on the first page.  If you can find the service tag, you can look up the original configuration on the Dell website.
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Dell's website says 1GB MAX, via two slots at a max of 512 MB each.

Under your system information, you'll find the model number of your motherboard listed next to "System Model"

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I'm guessing your computer came with a 32-bit version of XP, and be it Home or Pro, the generally accepted limit is 4 GB, however the default setting is 2 GB. That's not to say you can't install more, Windows just won't be able to utilize more than those limits.

Windows Vista's limit, for the 32-bit version, is 4 GB in all but the Starter Version.

For a complete description of Memory Limits for Windows Releases go here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx

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Hey kmart08,

If you're not quite sure what kind of memory you would need to replace or upgrade your existing configuration, you may wish to first look up your specific model using your Dell service tag through the following link:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/details?~ck=ln&~tab=2&c=us&l=en&lnki=0&s=gen

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According to information available, Dimension 2400 series computers should be able to use PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM, but you may wish to speak with a Dell tech support representative directly for confirmation.

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