Memory Upgrade in Dimension 9200 (XPS 410)

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Memory Upgrade in Dimension 9200 (XPS 410)

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I want to increase the amount of memory in my Dell 9200 or XPS 410 but am getting conflicting information regarding the feasibility of doing so. I plan to do a clean install of Windows 7, 64 bit after installing the 4GB Corsair DDR2 Memory modules shown on the Dell website. My current configuration is Windows 7, 32 bit with a total of 4 GB of RAM; I wish to increase the amount of RAM to 8GB but have been informed by Dell Tech that this computer model is maxed out at 4GB even if I convert to the 64 bit OS. I note that this topic has been visited before in these forums but a few years ago. Can anyone offer definitive information regarding whether or not I can install 4 2GB DDR2 Corsair modules to achieve 8GB RAM or something near that level?  

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  • I'm running 8GB of Corsiar in my XPS410 for about 3 years. 2GB X4 sticks.

     This is a link to the Memory installed.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3228139&CatId=3412

    XPS 410  Core2,  2.4 Ghz,   8Gb,  Win7 64

    Latitude D610  XP pro,  Win7 RC

  • Hello Grasja,

    The XPS 410 / Dimension 9200 system uses dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM, which offers a performance advantage over DDR1 memory technology. The SDRAM controller is integrated in the Intel P965 Express chipset. It supports industry standard 64-bit wide DIMMs with synchronous SDRAM. This system supports maximum of 4 GB memoryEach memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. 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 hereThe XPS 410 / Dimension 9200 was never tested with 8 GB memory so we are not sure if it would support 8 GB memory. Below is the table with detailed information. 

    Type

    Dual-channel 533, 667, and 800 MHz DDR2

    Memory connectors

    Four

    Memory capacities

    512 MB or 1 GB

    Minimum memory

    512 MB

    Maximum memory

    4 GB

    Hope you find this helpful!

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  • The chipset in the XPS 410 is an INTEL 965 chipset having an 8 GB max memory addressing capacity and it does support re-mapping past that. HOWEVER, if you install 8 GB of physical RAM you will still have the hole between the 3 GB and 4 GB addresses because the chipset doesn't have excess address space to perform the re-mapping and uses this space for VIDEO RAM I/O etc.

    Bios update to the latest is recommended when trying more ram than the manufacturer specs.

    Description Importance Version Released Supported OS Download
    Dell Dimension System BIOS, 2.5.3
    DXP061 2.5.3 System BIOS
    Urgent 2.5.3 12/7/2007 BIOS

    Previous Versions

    2.5.0 6/26/2007 2:11:44 AM
    2.4.2 4/27/2007 3:37:59 PM
    2.3.1 3/25/2007 9:49:38 PM
    1.0.3 8/21/2006 7:09:36 AM

    Crucial says 4 gigs also.

    Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)

    Maximum Memory: 4GB

    Slots: 4

    Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.

    Recommended Upgrade

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    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.

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