Problems upgrading Dell Dimension 5000 from Win 10 32 bit to 64 bit

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  1. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 21H1 19043.964

    fireberd said:
    What I find on the Dell site, this will only support a max of 4GB of RAM. I don't think it will boot from USB, that wasn't even thought of back in the XP days when this was sold.

    If you need 64 bit, best to consider a new or at least newer PC that is 64 bit.
    If it can't boot from USB, I apologize for the suggestion.

    Post #5 suggests that the machine has two 2GB DIMMs installed. Is that correct? I wonder whether that is an approved configuration. I have the impression from a quick web search that the largest officially supported DIMMs are 1GB, and that you'd need 4 to max out the RAM. (No, I'm not suggesting buying 4 X 1GB DDR2, although I could do that for $20 in the US.)

    If you're looking to waste some more time, it might be interesting to run a memory test by booting from a CD:

    Good luck.
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  2. Posts : 6
    Win 10 V1703 32 bit
    Thread Starter

    Memtest results

    Bobkn - thanks for reminding me of Memtest. I last used this when I believed I had memory problems on a previous PC.

    The memory configuration in my machine is actually 4 slots each containing a 1 GB DIMM and I believe is an approved configuration.

    Memtest ran to completion and reported no problems, I'm happy to report.
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