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    Dell Optiplex 3010 - Memory Upgrade

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if their would be any reason why we couldn't upgrade our memory from 8Gb to 16Gb in one of our Dell Optiplex 3010 machines... we use it as a VM and need to allocate more memory. They only have two memory slots available so we were going to go for 2x8Gb from Overclockers but have tried Crucial and another site which reported we could only have a maximum of 8Gb.

    Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLT2CP8G3D1608DT2TXRGCEU) (Red & Green Activity LEDs) **WORLD FIRST** [BLT2CP8G3D1608DT2TXRGCEU]

    Thanks

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    Best to check with Dell, Might be limit set on the motherboard or limited due to bios. (upgradable)

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    From the Dell Optiplex 3010 Technical Guidebook:


    Link: The Dell Optiplex 3010 Technical Guidebook [PDF]

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    Thanks DaveP, I read that but just wanted to make sure just incase someone else had managed to increase > 8Gb... I guess not

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminben View Post
    Thanks DaveP, I read that...
    Ah OK. I posted that because I though, perhaps, you might not have the handbook to hand.

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    Sometimes, those limits are reached through testing such as if 8GB sticks were not available at the time of manufacture. I have managed to upgrade machines well beyond the listed maximum, but there's no guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Sometimes, those limits are reached through testing such as if 8GB sticks were not available at the time of manufacture. I have managed to upgrade machines well beyond the listed maximum, but there's no guarantee.
    I think it maybe worth a punt to see if it works or not... worst case we can use the 8Gb sticks in two other machines and swap out the 4Gb sticks into other machines so they're on 8Gb as well.

    Thanks for everyones responses.

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    Just in case anyone else wonders if 16Gb will work in these machines... it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminben View Post
    Just in case anyone else wonders if 16Gb will work in these machines... it does.
    Same here, 16gb is detected and is usable. Used 2x 8gb ddr3 1600 gskill ares cl9 and cl10 modules.

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    crucial.com/uk

    download and install the memory check software which will tell you exactly what you need.

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