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Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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I have a Dell Optiplex 380 (Full Desktop version) with 2GB DDR3 Ram.  I bought 2 x 4GB DDR3 Ram modules to upgrade.  When I put the ram in, the machine just beeps.  How can I resolve this?  Is it an issue of the speed of the ram or the voltage required?

 

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Lt. Ng
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Re: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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Dell Optiplex can hold up to 8.0 GB RAM, but only 4.0 GB RAM recognized with 32-bit Windows.  The problem is with Bios.  Flash bios with latest version, it will accept new modules.  Hope this will help...

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Lt. Ng
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Re: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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Download latest Bios and flash it

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RE: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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Please help 

Maybe Im stupid... I just tested 2x KVR13N9S6/2 that means 2GB DDR3 at 1333 and is still bipping.

The message is "Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error has occurred."

I dont get it... what kind should I buy to make him work? 


 
LarryRash
 
Go to www.crucial.com and use either, their Advisor Tool, or Crucial's System Scanner, to find the memory that's certified to be compatible with your system.
 
Bev.

 


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Re: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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According to Crucial, 2GB per slot max, thus the 4GB will not work.  Crucial shows this as requiring 1.5 volt memory.  HERE is the Crucial Memory listing for the 380 "mini tower".   We recommend Crucial for non-Dell memory as it is guaranteed to work in Dell's.



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Mmansueto
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Re: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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According to Dell's Optiplex site.  This system supports 8GB (2 Dimms) of DDR3.

 

See here:

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Under Tech Specs.

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Lt. Ng
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Re: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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Dell Optiplex can hold up to 8.0 GB RAM, but only 4.0 GB RAM recognized with 32-bit Windows.  The problem is with Bios.  Flash bios with latest version, it will accept new modules.  Hope this will help...

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Lt. Ng
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Re: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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Download latest Bios and flash it

tonymoey
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it worked!!! I downloaded O380-AO6

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Wilmativ
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RE: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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What modules did you use? I tried kingstox blue and all it did was beep.  I have the current BIOS flashed.

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Wilmativ
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RE: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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Is that the only module?  I see from that page it can use DDR3 PC3-10600, or DDR3 PC3-12800.  And is it only limited to crucial?

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Lt. Ng
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RE: Optiplex 380 RAM Upgrade

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You can use any DDR3-10600 or 12800. Brand is not a concern.
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