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what is maximum memory for dell xps m1730?

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I want to upgrade the memory on a dell xps M1730 and I want to know what is the maximum memory that this laptop support?  thanks
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ben2267
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Brian GeeCommented:
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ChickensaurCommented:
The laptop can hold a maximum of 8 GB of memory, 4 in each slot.  However, if your OS does not support seeing that much, you will only see 4.
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Brian GeeCommented:
From the Crucial site, more info about this:

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.*
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ben2267Author Commented:
It has to be 4 gigs on each slot in order for the bios to see it as DDR2 PC2-6400? and the OS has to be 64 bits?
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Brian GeeCommented:
Yes, and yes (for full use of the RAM accordingly).
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SE-PneumaticCommented:
It is best to keep both sticks the same size and speed (speed especially). If the Operating System is only 32 Bit, then it will only see 4 GB of RAM MAX so there is no need in buying more than one 4GB stick or two 2GB sticks. If you have a 64 Bit OS then you can go up to two 4GB sticks on memory of either PC2-5300 or PC2-6400. It doesn't HAVE to be two 4GB sticks. You can use a 4GB stick and a 1GB stick, or other combinations but try to keep the speed the same with either 5300 OR 6400 for both sticks.
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ChickensaurCommented:
Yes and not entirely true actually.

If you are running Windows 7 you need the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home Basic or higher to see the memory.  The Windows 7 Starter edition does not see 8 GB even with a 64 bit.
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ben2267Author Commented:
thanks you guys
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Andrej PirmanCommented:
Here it is all you want to know:

About replacing/adding memory modules: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsm1730/en/sm/memory.htm#wp1180190

Owner's manual, where you can find info, about memory supported in your laptop maximum: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsm1730/en/om_en/pdf/TM373A04MR.pdf

It says maximum memory is 4 GB (via 2 x 2 GB SODIMM DDR-II modules), which is info from some years ago, but I assume that if you UPDATE your CMOS/BIOS firmware to latest version, your laptop should support also 2 x 4 GB DDR-II modules, suming up to 8 GB of total memory.
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