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Dell Dimension L566cx Memory upgrade ?


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haylee13

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Brand new to this forum, I am a rookie on computers but.. I am wanting to learn. I have a couple of questions for the experts.
1. I have a Dell Dimension L566cx I just installed a KByte 256MB memory, before the Install I was showing 384 MB on memory, I am still showing 384 MB after the install. I have heard I have to go into the BIOS to get my computer to recognize the memory. I don't know how to do this or even if this is what I should do. Can someone help ??
2. Why can I only upgrade my system to 512MB, what limits the memory expansion beyond 512??
Here is some info on my computer. Thx...


OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MICKEY-B6EA43C8
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model L566cx
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~797 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. A06, 6/15/2000
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name MICKEY-B6EA43C8\Mickey Lawson
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 384.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 72.14 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.93 GB
Page File Space 918.68 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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Did you get the right compatible ram for your dell system?
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Yield,
I am pretty confident it is compatable.
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Well make sure they are the same brand (i.e) DDR or DDR2 with pc2100 or pc2800 or pc3200 and so on..
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