Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

RAM My Dell Dimension 3000 computer has 1024 ram but only shows 509? How do I fix it? Thanks, Darrell


Answers :

Hi there.
If you are using the on-board graphics, boot into the bios and look to see how much shared graphics memory is being used, it sounds like its using 512 MB of the system memory, if it is you can change it to 128 MB instead, that will boost the speed of the system as a whole.
If its a AGP/PCI Express graphics card thats being used then it could be a fault with the memory.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!!
You may have bad or incompatible Ram . Verify that the memory you have is compatible. .
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\015\012Machine name: Dell Dimension 3000
CPU options: Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Celeron
Chipset: Intel 865GV Chipset
HD Bus: Ultra ATA/100
Front Side Bus options: 800MHz FSB
Memory Speed options: PC3200 DDR400 184pin SDRAM DIMM
Special notes: The Dimension 3000 has two different bus speeds each of which takes different memory. You cannot mix the speeds.
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\015\012Take the memory out and install one at a time. This way you can verify that the memory is indeed working. If you find a bad one, replace it.
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\015\012If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
\015\012Thanks, Joe
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