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Old 07-19-2008
mckenzie1967
 

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system upgrade prior to memory upgrade?
I have a Dell desktop dimension 2400... currently am running a 256 mg Ram
chip, I NEED a memory upgrade... I used a 'Staples' (Staples, the Computer
store) memory analyzer which told me that my system had 2 slots for memory
with a 2-gig max, and I was only running a 256 meg.
I printed it out (and found a sweet deal on DDR Ram chips at crucial.com)
but at the bottom of the Staples print-out there was an advisory :

"We recommend you upgrade your computer to the latest BIOS revision prior to
upgrading your memory."

What is that? How is it done? This Dell is about 4 years old, and I don't
game or do much with video... can anyone offer any tech tips that don't sound
like techno-babble? You know, "Upgrade For Dummies" I am not that green, but
I don't talk computer technology.

Anyone who can offer and worthwhile tech assistance or advice, please send a
message to mckenzie1967@hotmail.com

Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: system upgrade prior to memory upgrade?
mckenzie1967 wrote:
> I have a Dell desktop dimension 2400... currently am running a 256
> mg Ram chip, I NEED a memory upgrade... I used a 'Staples'
> (Staples, the Computer store) memory analyzer which told me that my
> system had 2 slots for memory with a 2-gig max, and I was only
> running a 256 meg.
> I printed it out (and found a sweet deal on DDR Ram chips at
> crucial.com) but at the bottom of the Staples print-out there was
> an advisory :
>
> "We recommend you upgrade your computer to the latest BIOS revision
> prior to upgrading your memory."
>
> What is that? How is it done? This Dell is about 4 years old, and I
> don't game or do much with video... can anyone offer any tech tips
> that don't sound like techno-babble? You know, "Upgrade For
> Dummies" I am not that green, but I don't talk computer technology.
>
> Anyone who can offer and worthwhile tech assistance or advice,
> please send a message to <snip>


It's a Dell..
Thought about visiting the Dell website - their support section?

In your case:
http://support.dell.com/support/down...n&catid=&impid

Specifically (BIOS):
http://support.dell.com/support/down...id=-1&impid=-1

Selecting the download will lead you to a new page with the download and
instructions available.

As for the memory:
http://crucial.com/store/listparts.a...02400%20Series

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