Updating inspiron 530 dell ram memory
The maximum amount of memory is determined by the CPU (and motherboard revision number).Late 530 had quad-core CPUs and those are the only ones in the product line to support up to 8GB RAM (4*2GB, if I'm not mistaken).
It is in an 8" by 8" form factor and has a similar form factor to the Mac Mini and computers made by Shuttle.
I'm guessing it's just the Bios that needs to be ticked? Which Bios option do I have to click, specifically, to clear that cache? You might have a few words explaining each setting in that bios i suppose.
with lshw you can get each hardware details (brand, model, n, ...) ; see the manpage (man lshw)Also, @dino99 -- is there any way to do that Bios check/uncheck without being in front of the computer? indeed you cant do that remotedly, you have to call the bios at boot time (very beginning process, usually hiting Del or F2 or ...
The Inspiron 530 has an Intel Celeron 450, and can be customized up to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550.
It has 2 GB of DDR2 SDRAM at 800 MHz, which can be upgraded up to 4 GB (standard bios) or 8GB (BIOS upgrade 1.0.18 needed).