What is the Maximum Memroy for an Inspiron 580?

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What is the Maximum Memroy for an Inspiron 580?

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I am confused concerning the maximum  memory for the Inspiron 580.

On the Dell web site, it states 8 GB is the maximum. 

When I run the Dell Support Center software, click the Detailed System Information Tab, under SYSTEM MEMORY, it states Maximum Supported Memory is 16.00 GB.

What is the correct answer?

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  •  Jim From Reno

    8gb. [4 x 2gb DDR3 Modules]

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  • The Dell Support Center installed on my pc says I have 4GB of RAM installed with a maximum of 16GB of RAM supported.  I contacted tech support through online chat to verify this information is correct before I go ordering more RAM. I have a  Studio Slim 540s 64bit pc with Vista Home Premium. The first tech says maximum possible installed RAM is 4GB, then he tries to sell me some RAM.  I tell him he's a retard, but in a nicer way :) Why would a core2 quad only allow 4GB total RAM? He disconnects our chat. I get another tech support agent and she tells me 8GB is maximum. I ask her " Then why is my Dell Support Center telling me 16GB is maximum?" I offer to send her a screen shot. She says your out of warranty call a # for more help...grrrr Of course I would have to pay to get a simple answer that they should be able to provide me with. None of the manuals I looked at on Dells support website actually stated the amount of memory I could install. I decided to do a search which led me here :) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/aa366778.aspx This article concludes that my Dell Support Center is correct and Dell technicians are incompetent. Thank YOU Microsoft

  •  

    Depends on 32 or 64 bit OS

     

    Dell Inspiron 580 Memory

    I suspect that 4 gig DDR3 dimms are prohibatively expensive.

    4GB 240pin DDR3 DIMM 512Mx64 non ECC  unbuffered 1.5 volts PC3-8500 DDR3-1066

    spec 1066Mhz with SPD CAS 7 latency CL7 max 1.25 inches tall

    Maximum Memory 16GB ???
    Memory Slots 4 (4 banks of 1)
    non-removable base memory 0MB
    Machine name: Dell Inspiron 580
    CPU options:
    - Intel Core i3 Processor
    - Intel Core i5 Processor
    Chipset: Intel H57 Chipset
    HD Bus: SATA 2.5"
    Front Side Bus options:
    Memory Speed options: PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 204pin SDRAM SODIMM
    Special notes:-
    - Modules must be ordered and installed in pairs for Dual Channel mode.
    - This machine supports maximum memory upto 16GB ??(using 64-bit Operating System) or 4GB (using 32-bit Operating System).
    - Maximum configurations require a 64-bit operating system.

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  • Hi,

    Have same problem.Did you get to install 16GB ram and did it work ok?

     

    Thanks

  • 16 Gigs is for the MINI Tower not the USFF or Desktop.

    Guaranteed-compatible upgrades for your Dell OptiPlex 580 Mini-Tower

    Recommended Upgrade

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    Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
    Maximum Memory: 16GB
    Slots: 4
    Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800 with a maximum of 8GB Kit (4GBx2) per slot.*
    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

    Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

    How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

    Memory or DRAM is the 'working' memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

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  • No.  I did not install 16GB.

    Everything I checked said 8 GB was max, so I never bought 16GB to try.

     

     

  • Have installed 16gb (4 x 4GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 CL-9-9-9-24)in a Inspiron 580 tower and everything is working ok.

  • @SALMO60 can you please help me out, would the below RAM work in our Inspirion 580s? 

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0054KPK9C/ref=asc_df_B0054KPK9C11695177?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0054KPK9C

    Thanks In Advance

  • Really sorry for the late reply. The spec of the above memory is the same as the memory I fitted,so this should be ok! (DDR3-1333 PC3 10600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V ) However,I used memory of a different brand ie G.SKILL (www.gskill.com) .Memory expansion over 4GB only useful for 64 bit operating systems.

    3.0 My Memory
    3.0.1 Total Memory 16 GB
    3.0.2 Available Memory 12.9 GB
    3.1 My Memory (Extended Information)
    3.1.1 Total Virtual Memory 32684 MB
    3.1.2 Available Virtual Memory 29142 MB
    3.1.3 Total Page File Size 16343 MB
    3.1.4 Available Page File Size 16343 MB
    3.1.5 Swap File C:\pagefile.sys
    3.2 Physical Memory Devices
    3.2.1.1 Location DIMM1
    3.2.1.2 Speed 1333
    3.2.2.1 Location DIMM2
    3.2.2.2 Speed 1333
    3.2.3.1 Location DIMM3
    3.2.3.2 Speed 1333
    3.2.4.1 Location DIMM4
    3.2.4.2 Speed 1333
  • Hello,

    Sorry for digging up this old thread.

    Can installing 16Gb of Crucial or Samsung RAM pose a risk to the computer?

    I know that the official maximum is 8Gb but if I can get 12.9 GB of available memory like the poster above well I would be really interested, because my Illustrator is crashing when I open a few windows (I have 6Gb installed)...

    So could someone tell me if there is a risk?

    Thank you

    S

  • altaran

    No risk, the worse that can happen is the computer will not boot, or you will receive error messages.

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  • Oh well that's pretty bad

    I'd freak out if that happened...

    Would 12.9 GB make a big difference compared to 8 GB?

    I mean is it worth taking the chance?

    Thanks

    S

  • altaran

    Oh well that's pretty bad

    I'd freak out if that happened...

    Would 12.9 GB make a big difference compared to 8 GB?

    I mean is it worth taking the chance?

    Thanks

    S

     

    altaran

    Yes, 12gb would make a difference, when compared to 8gb.

    A question, how do you get 12.9gb of RAM?

    Bev.

     

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  • I'd hazard a guess that the crash is not due to lack of mem, because the disk is used as a swap file for memory requirements which are over the actual ram.

    Following this thought, you could check to see if the disk being used for the Illustrator swap file has enough room on it for a large swap file (for Illustrator and for the other software, including the OS).

    By the way, although I might have overlooked the information in the emails, are you actually running a 64bit OS on a computer which can support a 64bit OS?

    -Nino

  • "how do you get 12.9gb of RAM?"

    a few posts up, Salmo60 who installed 16GB gives detailed info on his system:

    "3.0.1 Total Memory 16 GB

    3.0.2 Available Memory 12.9 GB"

    I read this on Microsoft's website:

    "In some cases, Windows reports both the amount of memory that's installed on your computer and the amount of memory that's usable. If you're using a 32-bit version of Windows, the amount of usable memory might be less than the total amount of memory installed."

    Nino, I am running Windows 7 64bit.

    You might be right about the real reason of the crashes (50% of my HD is free, but there is another probable reason...), but anyway I need more RAM than 6GB.

    Thanks for your advice

    S