Dell xps 1340 upgrade RAM to 8GB

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Dell xps 1340 upgrade RAM to 8GB

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Hi,

I have tried using 2x4GB DDR3 1066MHz CORSAIR memory chips to boost my memory. I am running windows 7 64bit. 

But my memory shows still only 4GB as my previous RAM was.

Any help please?

Nic

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  • Does the BIOS (F2 at powerup) recognize both modules?  Does Windows recognize 8G total RAM?

    If not:

    Try each module one at a time in each socket until you identify the bad module or the bad socket.

  • Hi Nickthebizz

    I believe that you are using Studio xps 1340 on 32  bit operating system.The 32 bit Operating System can use only 4 GB of RAM and upgrade may not be worth it, unless you upgrade the Operating system to 64 Bit.

    Please give info about the OS on the computer.

  • Well thanks guys for your reply and help.

    Now the funny part is.

    I had a box with the RAMs inside and looked very new(was my brothers) so I put them in assuming they were 4GB each. Looks like my brother already upgraded his laptop and put his old ones in the case. lol :)

    thanks again,

    looks like i'll need to purchase new ones