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AMILO xi1547 RAM upgrade

Postby kanenas » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:09 pm


I just did some hardware updates on my old xi1547 and am wondering if I can upgrade the DRAM to 4GB.

I've replaced the disk with a 500GB WD Scorpio Black, the burned out x1800 graphics card with a 1GB ATI HD 4670, and the BIOS with Alienware's 1.19W.

So far so good. Everything works just fine.

I would like now to upgrade the RAM to 4GB.
Can I do that (the Alienware BIOS supports it) or is there some sort of restriction in the xi1547 hardware?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that with the above configuration (Alienware BIOS and a loaded ATI card), the xi1547 can't support more than 3GB.
Is there such a limit imposed by the system's electronics? Has anybody ever tried something similar with the xi1546/1547?

Thank you.
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Re: AMILO xi1547 RAM upgrade  Topic is solved

Postby hikaru » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:11 am

We have a topic concerning this in our german forums:,25099,-Xi-1546-4GB-RAM.html

The essential conclusion is, that 4GB should work with Alienware BIOS 1.19w. But you'll only have 3.2GB actually available.
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Re: AMILO xi1547 RAM upgrade

Postby kanenas » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:03 pm

Much appreciated for the link.

I'll go ahead and get the new DRAM chips. Hopefully the 1GB on the graphics card will not fry the memory controller.

Thanks much.
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