Having problems with your Dell Dimension 1100 PC Desktop ?

Computer will not work with extra 1gb ram

\015 The current ram is only 256, i got an extra 1gb, the computer just starts making a bepping noise and does not turn on. the computer is a dell, has windows xp home edition and motherboard is rev a01. can this computer take an extra 1gb in ram?\015

Answers :

The long drawn out beep indicates the mainboard can't find any RAM.
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\015\012Make sure the RAM is seated properly. This is the most common problem, don't be too scared to give those DIMMS a firm push and make sure the arms lock in... hopefully all by themselves. (without snapping ur MB of course hehe)
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\015\012I assume your MB likes DDR2 and you have bought DDR2 RAM?
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\015\012I am also assuming you have bought the correct RAM speed? (ie DDR2 800 must have a MB that supports this clock speed of memory).
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\015\012You removed the 256Mb stick and just have the 1GB in right? Definately try this if you have not.
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\015\012Is the 1GB in a single stick or 2 x 512Mb? If 2 then if you have 4 DIMM slots make sure you have them in matched slots (probably colour coded on a DELL MB I'm guessing).
Hi,
It sound like you have incompatible memory. Try taking out the original 256 and test with the 1 gig. Keep in mind some PC requires memory to be paired. If you only have one, 1gig memory chip you might need to get another. I would try removing the 256 first. The specification of the motherboard would also tell you the memory usage.
Let me know if this helps!!

Joe
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