BenEdwardsUK
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Mixing Memory in Mini Tower 9010

I purchased this system used and oddly seems the 2GB DIMM is in the second slot.  Odd becasue acording to the menual this should not work.

Anyway I was wondering what my upgrade options are.  I guess I need to get pairs of same memory.  IdealyI I would like to just put another 4GB slot in but is is possible to put a 2GB + a 4GB.  If so whitch slots would I put them in?

Ben

  *-memory                                                                                                                                                                                   
       description: System Memory                                                                                                                                                            
       physical id: 3b                                                                                                                                                                       
       slot: System board or motherboard                                                                                                                                                     
       size: 2GiB                                                                                                                                                                            
     *-bank:0                                                                                                                                                                                
          description: DIMM [empty]                                                                                                                                                          
          product: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                   
          vendor: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                    
          physical id: 0                                                                                                                                                                     
          serial: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                    
          slot: ChannelA-DIMM0                                                                                                                                                               
     *-bank:1                                                                                                                                                                                
          description: DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)                                                                                                                               
          product: HMT325U6BFR8C-H9                                                                                                                                                          
          vendor: Hynix/Hyundai                                                                                                                                                              
          physical id: 1                                                                                                                                                                     
          serial: 1F93FF0A                                                                                                                                                                   
          slot: ChannelA-DIMM1                                                                                                                                                               
          size: 2GiB                                                                                                                                                                         
          width: 64 bits                                                                                                                                                                     
          clock: 1333MHz (0.8ns)                                                                                                                                                             
     *-bank:2                                                                                                                                                                                
          description: DIMM [empty]                                                                                                                                                          
          product: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                   
          vendor: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                    
          physical id: 2                                                                                                                                                                     
          serial: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                    
          slot: ChannelB-DIMM0                                                                                                                                                               
     *-bank:3                                                                                                                                                                                
          description: DIMM [empty]                                                                                                                                                          
          product: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                   
          vendor: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                    
          physical id: 3                                                                                                                                                                     
          serial: [Empty]                                                                                                                                                                    
          slot: ChannelB-DIMM1                                                                                                                                                               
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fireberd
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Re: Mixing Memory in Mini Tower 9010

Mixing memory is not a good idea.  Many (most) times it does not work.  Not just a "Dell" issue but any PC.

Here is the Crucial memory listing for this model.  Dell's have a history of memory compatibility with non-Dell memory and Crucial is one brand that is guaranteed to work in a Dell.  If you buy memory somewhere else, buy from a site that has a liberal return policy if it doesn't work. 

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/optiplex-9010-(mini-tower)



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BenEdwardsUK
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Or...

would 2GB + 2GB + 2GB of same make/model memory work?

or 2GB + 2GB + 4GB with first 2 being same make model?

Does this dountas mixing?

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Re: Or...

Your 2nd option above would count as mixing.  I don't see a reason why the 9010 wouldn't run on 3 chips.

Optiplex 9010 Tech Guide -.if it helps.

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