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Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
03-10-2012, 02:36 PM (This post was last modified: 03-10-2012 02:52 PM by txdot.)
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Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
Does anyone have a BIOS that will allow me to address all 8GB on my Dell XPS One A2010 model?

Oops, can a mod move this thread to the requests section? Lost track of where I was. Smile
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03-15-2012, 12:18 PM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
Limitation of RAM size is due to hardware design not BIOS .

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03-15-2012, 12:21 PM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
So if I can (and I do) run Windows 7 64bit on the machine, should I be able to address all 8GB of memory?
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03-15-2012, 12:26 PM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
Win7 64-bit should recognize this 8GB as long as its supported by the motherboard ( motherboard supports 8GB of ram ) .

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03-16-2012, 07:07 AM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
I've ordered the RAM and hoping the mobo recognizes it. Thanks for your help.
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04-10-2012, 01:05 PM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
(03-16-2012 07:07 AM)txdot Wrote:  I've ordered the RAM and hoping the mobo recognizes it. Thanks for your help.

did the 8GB of ram worked?
if so, What OS do you have and what type of ram did you get?

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04-10-2012, 02:16 PM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The first RAM I tried was from KomputerBay (found on Amazon). While it worked in that the PC booted up and ran OK for a while, it would randomly cause a BSOD. I used MEMTEST86 to test the RAM and it passed but the tests but still caused a BSOD after some time. So I sent it back. I then purchased some Patriot RAM from Fry's (FRYS.com #6416292) and haven't had any issue at all. I also put a Cosair Force 3 120GB SSD in at the same time. Since it generates no heat (the regular HDD generated quite a bit) maybe that helps the RAM not heat up? I don't know but it is an additional change. The next thing I'm going to upgrade is the processor. I'll install a 65W quad core and that should make this PC good to go for the next 3-5 years.
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08-07-2013, 05:08 PM (This post was last modified: 08-07-2013 08:09 PM by magilla77.)
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
So when you looking at System Properties, your machine recognizes all 8GB of RAM?
Also, this is utilizing Windows 7 Ultimate? Did you use a BIOS MOD?

The reason I ask is that I am considering this machine for my niece.
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08-07-2013, 06:20 PM
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
(08-07-2013 05:08 PM)magilla77 Wrote:  So when you looking at System Properties, your machine recognizes all 8GB of RAM?
Also, this is utilizing Windows 7 Ultimate? The reason I ask is that I am considering this machine for my niece.
Yes it does recognize all 8 GB. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. Any 64 bit OS should recognize all 8 GB.
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08-07-2013, 08:10 PM (This post was last modified: 08-07-2013 08:11 PM by magilla77.)
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RE: Dell XPS One A2010 8GB RAM Unlock
(08-07-2013 06:20 PM)txdot Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 05:08 PM)magilla77 Wrote:  So when you looking at System Properties, your machine recognizes all 8GB of RAM?
Also, this is utilizing Windows 7 Ultimate? The reason I ask is that I am considering this machine for my niece.
Yes it does recognize all 8 GB. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. Any 64 bit OS should recognize all 8 GB.

Did you use a BIOS mod on this? Are you still using this system? If so, could you post some pics? I'd really appreciate it.
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