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Can the dell dimension 4400 run 2GB of memory

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March 11, 2010 12:16:28 PM

I just saw on a forum that the Dell Dimension 4400 can run 2 GB of memory. Most memory websites and Dell's website says that this PC only runs 1 GB of memory total, 512 GB per slot. Which is correct?
September 5, 2011 3:03:54 AM

dendavis13 said:
I just saw on a forum that the Dell Dimension 4400 can run 2 GB of memory. Most memory websites and Dell's website says that this PC only runs 1 GB of memory total, 512 GB per slot. Which is correct?


Yes you can run 2GB on a dell 4400. I am running 2 GB in mine and am replying from it. It shows on the system screen.
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September 5, 2012 9:16:58 AM

It doesn't surprise me that Euwe got these results. I have two 4400s here right now, and each came with P4 1.6ghz. The published CPU ceiling is 2.4ghz. I upgraded one to 2.4ghz, and the other with a 2.8ghz that I totally expected to come up as a 2.4. Well, it comes up as a 2.8! (The latest bios release for the motherboard probably supersedes the technical nomenclature published by DELL at the time the units were produced. Also, I'm not sure that 1gbt DDR modules were even available at the time - so two slots with a period limit of 512mgs per module translated to a limit of 1gbt total capacity.)
Now that Euwe has tried this trick with the RAM, that I never would have even thought to try, and it works, along with the 7200 RPM 60gbt drives I replaced in each unit, some salvaged DVD-RWs and the aforementioned processors, these 10 year old computers now seem viable as very capable business machines. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the AGP x4 slot now supported an AGP x8 as an AGP x8!
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November 11, 2012 6:09:12 AM

euwe said:
Yes you can run 2GB on a dell 4400. I am running 2 GB in mine and am replying from it. It shows on the system screen.


What kind of ram did you have for the 4400 was it dell or some other brand?
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November 13, 2012 10:38:23 AM

euwe said:
Yes you can run 2GB on a dell 4400. I am running 2 GB in mine and am replying from it. It shows on the system screen.

Pardon me, but I just got a dell 4400 and would like to know how you were able to overcome the 1g limitation?
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November 13, 2012 10:42:39 AM

boatista24 said:
It doesn't surprise me that Euwe got these results. I have two 4400s here right now, and each came with P4 1.6ghz. The published CPU ceiling is 2.4ghz. I upgraded one to 2.4ghz, and the other with a 2.8ghz that I totally expected to come up as a 2.4. Well, it comes up as a 2.8! (The latest bios release for the motherboard probably supersedes the technical nomenclature published by DELL at the time the units were produced. Also, I'm not sure that 1gbt DDR modules were even available at the time - so two slots with a period limit of 512mgs per module translated to a limit of 1gbt total capacity.)
Now that Euwe has tried this trick with the RAM, that I never would have even thought to try, and it works, along with the 7200 RPM 60gbt drives I replaced in each unit, some salvaged DVD-RWs and the aforementioned processors, these 10 year old computers now seem viable as very capable business machines. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the AGP x4 slot now supported an AGP x8 as an AGP x8!

What "trick" are you referring to? How is it done?
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January 10, 2013 12:51:39 PM

boatista24 said:
It doesn't surprise me that Euwe got these results. I have two 4400s here right now, and each came with P4 1.6ghz. The published CPU ceiling is 2.4ghz. I upgraded one to 2.4ghz, and the other with a 2.8ghz that I totally expected to come up as a 2.4. Well, it comes up as a 2.8! (The latest bios release for the motherboard probably supersedes the technical nomenclature published by DELL at the time the units were produced. Also, I'm not sure that 1gbt DDR modules were even available at the time - so two slots with a period limit of 512mgs per module translated to a limit of 1gbt total capacity.)
Now that Euwe has tried this trick with the RAM, that I never would have even thought to try, and it works, along with the 7200 RPM 60gbt drives I replaced in each unit, some salvaged DVD-RWs and the aforementioned processors, these 10 year old computers now seem viable as very capable business machines. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the AGP x4 slot now supported an AGP x8 as an AGP x8!


I would also know how to work this memory and CPU "trick". I just recently bought Corsair DDR 400 1 GB (2 X 512MB). It will arrive Saturday, and I will try to instal it. If I can get more memory out of my computer, I am very interested. In regards to the CPU, where can you fin a reasonably priced new CPU. Everything i see is around $200, and for that money, I might as well by a new system. I know the CPU is socket 478, but places like New EGG and Tiger Direct do not have much to choose from. Any advice is great. Oh, I also want to upgrade the video card, and I see that it is a AGP X4, so is that the only requirement I should be looking for? This computer is still working on PCI slots, right?
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January 10, 2013 12:51:50 PM

boatista24 said:
It doesn't surprise me that Euwe got these results. I have two 4400s here right now, and each came with P4 1.6ghz. The published CPU ceiling is 2.4ghz. I upgraded one to 2.4ghz, and the other with a 2.8ghz that I totally expected to come up as a 2.4. Well, it comes up as a 2.8! (The latest bios release for the motherboard probably supersedes the technical nomenclature published by DELL at the time the units were produced. Also, I'm not sure that 1gbt DDR modules were even available at the time - so two slots with a period limit of 512mgs per module translated to a limit of 1gbt total capacity.)
Now that Euwe has tried this trick with the RAM, that I never would have even thought to try, and it works, along with the 7200 RPM 60gbt drives I replaced in each unit, some salvaged DVD-RWs and the aforementioned processors, these 10 year old computers now seem viable as very capable business machines. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the AGP x4 slot now supported an AGP x8 as an AGP x8!


I would also know how to work this memory and CPU "trick". I just recently bought Corsair DDR 400 1 GB (2 X 512MB). It will arrive Saturday, and I will try to instal it. If I can get more memory out of my computer, I am very interested. In regards to the CPU, where can you fin a reasonably priced new CPU. Everything i see is around $200, and for that money, I might as well by a new system. I know the CPU is socket 478, but places like New EGG and Tiger Direct do not have much to choose from. Any advice is great. Oh, I also want to upgrade the video card, and I see that it is a AGP X4, so is that the only requirement I should be looking for? This computer is still working on PCI slots, right?
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March 19, 2014 10:25:44 PM

there is no trick, if 2gb doesn't work flash the latest bios. Manufacturers don't update their specifications when parts come out. the 4400 is said only support 1gb because 1gb ram sticks exist when it came out.

my laptops is said to only support 4gb and the spec for intel chipset back that up yet i'm running 5 fives gb of ram and a friend has the same model and is running 8gb. only because when it came out 4gb ddr2 sodimms did not exist yet they work despite the specification not saying so.
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March 19, 2014 10:26:08 PM

gq278 said:
boatista24 said:
It doesn't surprise me that Euwe got these results. I have two 4400s here right now, and each came with P4 1.6ghz. The published CPU ceiling is 2.4ghz. I upgraded one to 2.4ghz, and the other with a 2.8ghz that I totally expected to come up as a 2.4. Well, it comes up as a 2.8! (The latest bios release for the motherboard probably supersedes the technical nomenclature published by DELL at the time the units were produced. Also, I'm not sure that 1gbt DDR modules were even available at the time - so two slots with a period limit of 512mgs per module translated to a limit of 1gbt total capacity.)
Now that Euwe has tried this trick with the RAM, that I never would have even thought to try, and it works, along with the 7200 RPM 60gbt drives I replaced in each unit, some salvaged DVD-RWs and the aforementioned processors, these 10 year old computers now seem viable as very capable business machines. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the AGP x4 slot now supported an AGP x8 as an AGP x8!


I would also know how to work this memory and CPU "trick". I just recently bought Corsair DDR 400 1 GB (2 X 512MB). It will arrive Saturday, and I will try to instal it. If I can get more memory out of my computer, I am very interested. In regards to the CPU, where can you fin a reasonably priced new CPU. Everything i see is around $200, and for that money, I might as well by a new system. I know the CPU is socket 478, but places like New EGG and Tiger Direct do not have much to choose from. Any advice is great. Oh, I also want to upgrade the video card, and I see that it is a AGP X4, so is that the only requirement I should be looking for? This computer is still working on PCI slots, right?



there is no trick, if 2gb doesn't work flash the latest bios. Manufacturers don't update their specifications when parts come out. the 4400 is said only support 1gb because 1gb ram sticks exist when it came out.

my laptops is said to only support 4gb and the spec for intel chipset back that up yet i'm running 5 fives gb of ram and a friend has the same model and is running 8gb. only because when it came out 4gb ddr2 sodimms did not exist yet they work despite the specification not saying so.
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