Question about Dell OPTIPLEX GX240 P4 1.8GHz 512MB 20GB DESKTOP (PCP418DELL)

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Dell optiplex p4 1.8ghz: RAM

Just bought one of these 2nd hand.
It is running XP Pro, but only has 256MB of RAM installed.

Not being a techie, can somebody please answer these questions:

1. WHAT type of RAM chips does it take? (DRAMM etc)
2. What is the maximum amount of RAM I can have. (Chip size per socket), including overall total.

TIA,

Mark

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  • zorch15 Jan 28, 2009

    All I can see is: Dimension 2350.

    Does that help.



    Thnx,



    Mark

  • zorch15 Jan 28, 2009

    Fantastic!

    Thnx guys.

    All I need to know.



    Thnx again,



    Mark

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    Dreamornaut May 11, 2010

    Would need to know the specific model number. It should be something like Optiplex 160 or GX240.

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I have found your solution is in this website if you are not able to read it from here:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/specs.htm#1101572

Microprocessor
Microprocessor type
Intel® Pentium® 4 that runs at 1.80, 2.00, 2.40, or 2.50 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally;
Intel Celeron® that runs at 1.70, 2.00, 2.10, 2.20, or 2.30 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally.
NOTE: Microprocessor offerings vary by country.
L1 cache
8 KB first-level (Pentium 4); 32 KB (16-KB data cache; 16-KB instruction cache) (Celeron).
L2 cache
256- or 512-KB (displayed in the system setup program) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM (Pentium 4);
128-KB SRAM that resides in the processor's core. The L2 cache runs at the processor's internal clock speed (Celeron).
System Information
System chip set
Intel 845GL
DMA channels
seven
Interrupt levels
24 APIC mode
System BIOS chip
2 Mb (256 KB)
System clock
400-MHz data rate
Expansion Bus
Bus types
PCI
Bus speed
PCI: 33 MHz
PCI connectors
three
PCI connector size
120 pins
PCI connector data width
(maximum)
32 bits
Memory
Architecture
DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors
two
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, or 512-MB
Minimum memory
128 MB shared DDR SDRAM
NOTE: Between 32 and 64 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
Maximum memory
1 GB
Memory type
PC2100 (266-MHz) DDR SDRAM
(non-ECC)
Drives
Externally accessible
two 5.25-inch bays
one 3.5-inch bay
Internally accessible
one bay for 1-inch–high IDE hard drive
Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB 2.0–compliant connectors
Network
RJ-45 connector
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone
Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out
Internally accessible:
Primary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE channel
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Floppy drive
34-pin connector

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Best and easiest thing to do is go to www.crucial.com and run a scan of your computer. It will tell you what you have, how much it will hold, and what kind of modules.

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