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TimGocha
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Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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Hello,

I have an Inspiron N4010 (running Windows 7 Home Premium) and need to upgrade the RAM.  I noticed in a different post someone stated the maximum memory for this model is 8gb.  However, I read on crucial.com (full link below) that systems running Windows 7 Home Premium should be expandable up to 16gb of RAM.  Anyone know which is correct?  Thanks!

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Standard-DRAM-Memory-Knowledge/Why-doesn-t-Windows-recognize-all-of-my-memory/ta-p/39570

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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The OS can support that much RAM but the computer itself may not. Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate 64 bit can support 192 GB of RAM for example but few computers have the capability for that much RAM:

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell-memory/Inspiron+Laptops%2FNotebooks/Inspiron+14R+(N4010)-upgrade...

Crucial and Dell bot state the maximum to be 8 GB. Sometimes more can be installed  e.g. I installed 4 GB in my Inspiron 6400 which had a "maximum" of 2 GB and could use 3.25 GB of RAM.

See here:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19482140/20256990.aspx

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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Hi TimGocha,

Dell Inspiron N4010 is compatible with maximum 8 GB memory.

NOTE: Only 64-bit operating systems can detect memory capacities greater than 4 GB.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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TimGocha
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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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Thanks for your reply Manshu.  My Inspiron N4010 is running a 64-bit system (Windows 7 Home Premium) - so the operating system theoretically could handle 16gb of RAM, but the computer itself can only handle up to 8gb?  Do I understand that correctly?

Thanks!

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Hi TimGocha,

Yes 

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.

VersionLimit on X86Limit on X64
Windows 7 Ultimate

4 GB

192 GB

Windows 7 Enterprise

4 GB

192 GB

Windows 7 Professional

4 GB

192 GB

Windows 7 Home Premium

4 GB

16 GB

Windows 7 Home Basic

4 GB

8 GB

Windows 7 Starter

2 GB

N/A

X86 means 32-bit

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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The OS can support that much RAM but the computer itself may not. Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate 64 bit can support 192 GB of RAM for example but few computers have the capability for that much RAM:

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell-memory/Inspiron+Laptops%2FNotebooks/Inspiron+14R+(N4010)-upgrade...

Crucial and Dell bot state the maximum to be 8 GB. Sometimes more can be installed  e.g. I installed 4 GB in my Inspiron 6400 which had a "maximum" of 2 GB and could use 3.25 GB of RAM.

See here:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19482140/20256990.aspx

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
yeuemmaimai
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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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what CPU is in the system? All of the Core i series have their own built in memory controllers and the max memory installable will be in most cases determined by that. For example Dell States that Vostro 3450 supports 8GB but in reality it supports up to 16GB with the dual core i7 2640 (that max supported ram for that CPU)

mvikrammenon
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Hi Manshu,

I own Dell Inspiron N4010 but win Win 8 Version 6.2 Build 9200. This i guess must be the Home basic version. So please tell me, what is the max RAM this can support?

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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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8G.

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mvikrammenon
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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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Hi, Thanks for the reply. but since my OS is just 32 bit, is it confirmed that i can upgarde to upto 8GB? There are a few sites which kept saying that for 32 bit its only 4GB whereas for 64 bit its 8GB.

Please clarify. Thanks

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Re: Maximum RAM capacity for Inspiron N4010

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32-bit Windows is limited to 4G or less.  However, if it's the Windows 8 shipped by Dell, it's 64-bit.  

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