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Memory configuration help for Optiplex 760

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Hi,

I was just given a used, but very clean Optiplex 760 desktop as a gift, as a replacement for my old tech P-4 AGP system.

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It currently has 2x2Gb PC2-6400 modules in slots 1 & 3.  I have a few spare 1Gb PC2-6400 modules lying around, and I was wondering if I can install 2x1Gb in slots 2 & 4, for a total of 6Gb installed.  


As an aside, I understand that this board will only address 8Gb, but I'm confused on what physical configurations are supported.  For instance, will 2x4Gb in slots 1 & 3 work as well?

Thanks for any info anyone can share with me.

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Re: Memory configuration help for Optiplex 760

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Hi Anafiel,

Dell has tested the slots with only 4x2GB on this model. Dell OptiPlex 760 supports maximum of 8GB memory. We may not be able to guarantee 2x4GB combination.

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Re: Memory configuration help for Optiplex 760

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Anafiel

The OptiPlex 760 [Desktop, Mini Tower and Small Form Factor versions] support 8gb of RAM, this needs to be installed in matching pairs for maximum performance, 2 x 1gb, or 2 x 2gb modules. 4gb modules are not supported.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=OptiPlex%20760%20Series%20(Desktop%2C%20Mini%20Tow...

Bev.

 

 


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Re: Memory configuration help for Optiplex 760

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Ok on the 4Gb modules, but I'm still wondering if I can add 2x1Gb modules in slots 2 and 4, for a total of 6Gb.  Remember, I have 2x2Gb modules already installed in slots 1 & 3.  I'm wondering if the mboard supports 6Gb in that configuration.

Thanks

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Re: Memory configuration help for Optiplex 760

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Ok on the 4Gb modules, but I'm still wondering if I can add 2x1Gb modules in slots 2 and 4, for a total of 6Gb.  Remember, I have 2x2Gb modules already installed in slots 1 & 3.  I'm wondering if the mboard supports 6Gb in that configuration.

Thanks

 

Anafiel

You posted memory configuration seems to be incorrect.

ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-760_Service%...

You can install 2 x 2gb modules in slots [white] 1 & 2  and 2 x 1gb modules in slots [black] 3 & 4, for a total of 6gb of RAM.

Remember that the memory must be compatible with the OptiPlex 760.

The Memory DIMM's [slots] are colour coded black and white to avoid confusion.

Bev.

 


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Re: Memory configuration help for Optiplex 760

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Haha!  Yes, you are correct, but so am I.  I count the slots in their physical order, starting from the one closest to the processor.

So I indeed have my 2Gb modules installed in slots 1&2 as you and the service manual indicate, but they are in physical slots 1&3 as counted from the processor moving outward.

And you have answered my original question as well, so thank you very much!

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Anafiel

Glad to have helped.

Bev.

 


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