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Dell Inspiron 3000 Reference and Troubleshooting
The Dell Inspiron 3000 series portable computer is avail-
able with a 200-, 233-, or 266-megahertz (MHz) Intel
microprocessor or a 233- or 266-MHz Intel
Pentium II microprocessor.
All microprocessors used in the Inspiron 3000 series
technology. Current applications not
designed specifically for MMX technology should gain a
slight improvement in performance when run on a system
with a Pentium microprocessor with MMX technology.
Software written specifically to take advantage of MMX
technology (labeled "Designed for Intel MMX") shows
even greater improvement in performance, depending on
the type of application. In addition, a Pentium micropro-
cessor with MMX technology provides twice the amount
of internal cache memory available with the standard
Dell Inspiron 3000 series computers now offer the fol-
lowing enhanced features:
32 kilobytes (KB) of internal cache memory.
A minimum of 32 megabytes (MB) of synchronous
dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM).
The 32 MB consists of 16 MB of nonremovable
memory on the system board and a 16-MB
3.3-volt (V) memory module in one of the two
memory module sockets on the system board.
Memory on any Inspiron 3000 series computer can
be increased up to 144 MB by installing a combina-
tion of 16-, 32-, or 64-MB, 3.3-V memory modules
in the two memory module sockets on the system
512 KB of static RAM (SRAM) level 2 (L2) cache
Cache memory enhances the speed of many micro-
processor operations by storing the most recently
accessed contents of system memory.
A 12.1-inch super video graphics array (SVGA)
active-matrix color display on the Inspiron
3200 D233ST and on the Inspiron 3000 M200ST
and M233ST; a 13.3-inch extended graphics array
(XGA) active-matrix color display on the
Inspiron 3000 M233XT and M266XT and on the
Inspiron 3200 D233XT and D266XT.
P/N 29530 Rev. A04 May 1998