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Old 04-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Is it possible to double the memory on my dimension 8200 [400MHz] FSB-512MB-windows XP home, by adding 2 sticks, 256 MB each? And do I need to update BIOS, and how is that done? Thank you.

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Old 04-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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depends on how many ram slots it has ,open it up that is the bet way to tell and also tell us do you have 1 512 or 2x 256 already there

and i seriously doubt you need a bios update i have added memry to hundreds of systems an none of them have ever neede a bios update

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Old 04-03-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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if you look at the dell manual here.. http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...cs.htm#1102365
is says you have 4 slots for memory sticks, and can use 64,128,256, or 512MB sticks for a maximum of 2GB (if using windows xp which it looks like you are, or windows 2000, and only a maximum of 512MB if using windows millennium). It takes RDRAM PC800(non-ECC). shouldn't need a bios update, just add the ram and you should be fine.
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