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Vostro 3450 - 16GB of RAM?

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by H.A.L. 9000, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 308 Negra Arroyo Lane

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    Basically what I'm wondering is can I use two 8GB sticks in a Vostro 3450 with the i5? ark.intel says the 2410m supports up to 16GB, but is there a BIOS limitation? Has anyone even tried this before?
     
  2. LokiWolf

    LokiWolf Notebook Enthusiast

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    It should work. It has the same basic chipset as the E6420. I am running 16GB in an E6420 with no issues.
     
  3. onexeyed

    onexeyed Notebook Consultant

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    Good to know. I received my Vostro 3450 yesterday. Currently have 4GB at the moment.
     
  4. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 308 Negra Arroyo Lane

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    Thanks guys! My 16GB should be in soon and I'll post with results.
     
  5. azrash

    azrash Newbie

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    hi there, how did it go? did it work?
     
  6. [GMT]Demolisher

    [GMT]Demolisher Notebook Enthusiast

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    Dell Vostro 3450 does work with 16 gb of ram. Although I only have 12 gb in mine so far (an 8gb and a 4gb dimm), I can say with reasonable confidence that if the vostro accepts an 8gb dimm, then it will also accept 2 8gb dimms.
     
  7. jaug1337

    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    Almost a year later. No results :p
     
  8. [GMT]Demolisher

    [GMT]Demolisher Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm sure it would work perfectly fine with 16gb.
     
  9. Dellienware

    Dellienware Workstations & Ultrabooks

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    Why 16gb.... on a Vostro... LOL
     
  10. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    You'd be surprised at the amount of things that can eat RAM and fast. Some may not be that CPU intensive either.

    One small simulation running that isn't too much for a dual core, another one where I'm working on the geometry, monitoring software, browser with a dozen tabs, media player, e-mail client and I've hit over 8GB right there. Add some pdfs, excel and word files to that sometimes too.

    My average Joe load when I'm not working doesn't break over 4GB most of the time, my "gaming Joe" workload doesn't break over 8GB. As for the more intensive simulations, I think the amount of RAM I have installed in my laptop now says it all.
     

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