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Dell XPS M1710 RAM upgrade to 16GB (2x8GB modules) possible?

pro 102 91 April 23, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Hey guys,

so I was looking to upgrade my slowly aging XPS M1710 laptop. I talked to a guy from Dell's tech support. Currently, I have the standard Dell 6GB (2x3GB) modules and he said Dell has not tested 8GB modules so he can only assure that 2x4GB would work correctly with the system.

I was wondering if that is a technical issue or if Dell is just uncomfortable from a warranty standpoint. I don't think the 2GB upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) would not make much of a difference, but the upgrade to 16GB (2x8GB) would be huge.

The reason for the upgrade is that for some reason SPSS while running Chrome and Spotify easily fill the available memory and hit 90% utilization. This slows down the computing process heavily.

Any feedback or experience with the upgrade is appreciated!

pro

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Given that your notebook is older, 8GB is probably the max amount of memory supported by the chipset.

Come to think of it are you sure it's got 6GB now?
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Quote from zazon View Post :
Given that your notebook is older, 8GB is probably the max amount of memory supported by the chipset.

Come to think of it are you sure it's got 6GB now?
Dell says that the max is 4 gigs and I think the OP is mistaken about what is in his computer.
Apart from being limited to 4 gigs, there's also frequent mention of never using anything higher than PC5300, as the PC6400 runs too hot. I don't know why it is that way, but considering that several users mention their machines running hotter than the sun with 6400 and that they had to go back to PC5300, it must be true.
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crucial says 4 gb also

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

What OS are you running Dell shows XP or Vista
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Quote from komondor View Post :
crucial says 4 gb also

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

What OS are you running Dell shows XP or Vista
I would have to trust Crucial on this one. Since it runs DDR2 this makes sense and its an older machine, I am assuming possibly 32 bit as well although it could be visa 64. OP if you need more ram you best bet is to look to a new machine.
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