I was curious whether anyone had any success in adding more than 2 gb of ram to a Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook while running Windows XP. I tried adding 2x2 gb sticks thinking that I could get between 3 and 3.5 gb of ram recognized for actual use. However, the computer will not boot even to bios with both 2 gb sticks installed. I know Dell said that the laptop has a 2 gb maximum for ram, but I wondered if anyone had an update or solution that would allow me to boot with more ram than I am currently using.
There is no update - the hard limit is 2G.
Yea thats what I have read but I was curious whether anyone had found a way around the hard limit....
There is no way to work around a limit engineered into the system board. This is a system that's now at least three years old - if not older -- and at the time it was being designed, even 1G modules were new and rare.
Hi, does this also apply to the 9400, as I have seen on many different forums that you can use upto 3.2Gb ram? Thanks.
The 9400 uses a much newer design and will take 2, 2G modules.