Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.80 GHz
Installed RAM: 3.00 GB (2.75 GB usable)
You can also find the manufacturer, model number, and the amount of memory installed from a command prompt by using the systeminfo command.
C:\>systeminfo | find "System Manufacturer" System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. C:\>systeminfo | find "Model" System Model: Inspiron 570 : AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2800 Mhz C:\>systeminfo | find "Total Physical Memory" Total Physical Memory: 2,815 MB C:\>
Dell systems have a service tag, which is the equivalent of a serial number.
I tried looking up the service tag so that I could go to the Dell support site
and submit a query for the system's specifications using the service tag,
but when I tried using a Visual Basic script,
Dell-ServiceTag.vbs, I've used on other Dell systems to determine the
service tag, it didn't display the service tag. Nor did using the
Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) command
wmic bios get serialnumber, even though
Dell suggests that as a method for determining a Dell system's service tag at
How to Locate System Service Tag Using Command Prompt and even though
I've used that command to obtain the service tag on other Dell systems -
e.g., see Using wmic to obtain
model and serial numbers for Dell systems.
C:\Program Files\Utilities\Scripts>cscript Dell-ServiceTag.vbs . Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Computer: . Dell Service Tag: C:\Program Files\Utilities\Scripts>wmic bios get serialnumber SerialNumber C:\Program Files\Utilities\Scripts>
So I just went to the Crucial.com website that allows you to look up memory information for many computer models, and from which I've ordered memory for other systems, to see what it listed as the maximum memory capacity for a Dell Inspiron 570 and to order memory modules to take the system's memory to that maximum value. That site stated the Dell Inspiron 570 has 4 memory slots (2 banks of 2) with a maximum total memory value of 8 GB. It listed the following specs for a compatible 2 GB memory module:
256MEG X 64
When I checked the memory in each slot using the
wmic memorychip list
brief command, I saw that there was a 1 GB memory module in three of the
slots (1073741824 bytes / 1024 bytes/kilobytes / 1024 kilobytes/megabytes
/ 1024 gigabytes/megabytes):
C:\>wmic memorychip list brief Capacity DeviceLocator MemoryType Name Tag TotalWidth 1073741824 DIMM1 24 Physical Memory Physical Memory 1 64 1073741824 DIMM2 24 Physical Memory Physical Memory 2 64 1073741824 DIMM3 24 Physical Memory Physical Memory 3 64 C:\>
When I queried for more memory details, I saw the following:
C:\>wmic memorychip get BankLabel,Capacity,DeviceLocator,MemoryType,TypeDetail,Speed BankLabel Capacity DeviceLocator MemoryType Speed TypeDetail BANK1 1073741824 DIMM1 24 1333 128 BANK2 1073741824 DIMM2 24 1333 128 BANK3 1073741824 DIMM3 24 1333 128 C:\>
The MemoryType value of "24" indicates that the memory module is DDR3 SDRAM - if you see a value of "0" returned, the memory may be DDR4 SDRAM.
To maximize the amount of memory in the system, I ordered four 2 GB memory modules to increase the memory in the system from 3 GB to the maximum memory capacity of 8 GB.