Saturday, December 3, 2011

Vostro 220 Series CAN handle 8GB of RAM

Contrary to Dell's website, the Vostro 220 DOES support 8GB of RAM with the latest BIOS upgrade.

My wife's Dell Vostro 220 is now running Windows 7 x64 and has 8 GB of RAM. I upgraded her BIOS to 1.3.0 before swapping the memory (I read somewhere that the updated BIOS supports the full 8GB).

On a related note, you can actually get the service tag out of your Dell computer in Windows by issuing the following command.

Following WMIC command will give make and model number along with service tag (service tag is IdentifyingNumber here:

C:\>wmic csproduct get vendor,name,identifyingnumber
IdentifyingNumber    Name                Vendor
ABCDEF1              PowerEdge 2950      Dell Inc.
In Linux:
[remote-host]# dmidecode -s system-serial-number