I am a little newer to computer hardware specifics but I want to maximize my memory as much as possible. So, my question is, is this the max my motherboard can currently handle (4GB) or can I go higher?
Also, as a side question, what would I look for if I wanted to upgrade my processor?
Currently I am using 64-bit Ubuntu. It recognizes my current 4 gigs of RAM and I
am looking to go as high as motherboard can go. I know that 32-bit can only read up to 3 gigs and 64 bit can read higher.
Which brings me back to my original question of what is the maximum amount of RAM my motherboard support?
from the dell support forums I found a spec saying 4 gigs was max.
If you wanted to upgrade the processor, I would suggest looking into a new mobo and processor together. But if you are looking at chips, you have an athlon x2 4400, on the socket AM2. You MIGHT be able to run AM3 chips in there, but I doubt Dell's bios will support it.