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Added 2g to a dell dimension 3000, only 1g recognized

I had 2 towers and took a matched set of 1g sticks to upgrade my dell dimension 3000. The computer only recognizes 1g still, does that mean the motherboard only supports 1g? If that is the case is there a way to have all the ram used short of replacing the motherboard?

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Memory Upgrade for Dell Dimension 3000, the Dell Dimension 3000 takes the PC2700/3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR. Memory Type, and comes installed with 256 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell Dimension 3000 to up to a maximum of 2.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 256 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best system performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your system.
1GB Module 128x64-400MHz DDR400 PC3200, 184p DIMM, 2.5v, Sync, CL=3.0 does this match the memory you have?

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Dell has a really good support site. You log on, enter your service tag number (on the top of side of your PC) and they will tell you exactly how much ram you support, the type of ram needed and how many slots it has. If it was a matching pair then it should be working, unseat it and reseat it, it may not be in all the way. If still don't show then put it back in the old computer and see if it reads it. If not then the RAM stick got damaged during the move. But no doubt you should be able to handle more that 1GB of RAM. Good Luck, let me know if you have any questions.
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