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I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it.

I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install DDR3 2*4GB RAM. Is this possible on this machine?

I'm little bit layman in this area but by reading the specs I have got an impression that max Ram I can use on this machine is 4GB with DDR3 and 8GB with DDR2. Can anybody give me clear idea on this?

specification links of processor and mother board chipset:



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Negative voters - if you could give me the reason for downvote, that would help me a lot to reframe my question or give more information. – JayaprakashReddy Aug 9 '12 at 12:38
this should've been on superuser really, I imagine that's the downvotes, but it was easy to answer so I don't really mind myself. – Chopper3 Aug 9 '12 at 13:22
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It depends on exactly which model of the 380 you have, you didn't include that information.

The small form-fcator version only supports 4GB while the larger models support 8GB.

Have a look HERE. Oh and this question was really more appropriate for but it was very easy to get this answer so that's fine.

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Thanks a lot. Link which you provided really helped me on this. They gave a downloadable tool which will give me information on upgrading options and that shows that I can use 8GB RAM with 64bit. – JayaprakashReddy Aug 9 '12 at 13:13
Great news, glad to help :) – Chopper3 Aug 9 '12 at 13:21

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