View Full Version : Memory Upgrade

30-01-2008, 08:15 PM
I want to upgrade my DELL dimension 8300 from 1 gig to 2 or 3 gig

I know I have a pair of empty memory slots so will get 2 x 1/2 gig or 2 x 1 gig

Two questions.

1) Is there away to find the type of existing mem ?
likely to be 184 pin DIMM DDR (2) But PC2700 or PC3200 Or does it not matter

2) I have done an upgrade on a win98 system and the largest mem chips have to be in the first slots. Is this the same for XP

I know I can open it up and have a look. But..... All those cable to unplug and then replug!!:badpc:

Control Panel and Belarc Advisor did not give the details I require.

Thanks In Advance

30-01-2008, 09:19 PM
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4387.html - this might help, along with http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Cheers :)

30-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Thank you, thank you.

Cupid gave me the answer in less than 3 secs..:)