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akin67
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Re: upgraded to latest bios, inspiron 530 quad, still cant see 8gb ram

I have the Inspiron 530 with the Quad (Q6600) processor.  Can you tell me which specific 2GB ram modules you used?  Please provide model numbers.

Thanks,

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7roundz
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Re: upgraded to latest bios, inspiron 530 quad, still cant see 8gb ram

I also have the Dell Inspiron 530 with your same situation. After upgrading to 64 bit win 7 and updating the bios to current version i was able to install 6gb of ram in mine. Using 2x2gb sticks and 2x1gb sticks of ddr2 ram 800 mhz. So it is possible! I think the bios upgrade will only allow you to use 2gb sticks but no more.

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