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I upgrade the memory of a Dell Dimension Desktop 9150 from 512 MB to 2 GB,The machine accept up to 4 GB..In the BIOS appear the 2 GB but on system in Control Panel only shows 512 MB..Can anybody give me a tip on this? Is the second time that this happened to me,The first time I upgrade a laptop to 4 GB and only recognize 3GB. I found the answer in the Internet,I have to install a 64 bit OS. This Machine the Dell Dimension Desktop 9150,has Windows Home Edition,but in the BIOS said 64 bits Tecnology, I didn't know it but also said 667 and I use 800 MHz Modules.. It has a Pentium D 2.8 MHz Thanks!!!

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No you don't have to install a 64 bit OS. Only if you install over 3 gigs you MUST install a 64 bit operating system. 800MHZ is fine it will just back down to 667MHZ. your 32bit windows OS will see up to 3 gigs (minus graphics card memory). SO 2 gigs will work fine. Install one stick at a time and check in the OS and bios to make sure each stick works. I would say you possibly have a dead ram stick.

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