Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop ?

RESETTING BIOs to recognize my RAM. I HAVE 512 BUT SYSTEM IS ONLY RECOGNIZING 256


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If you load bios defaults does this help . . . clean both the dims and sims and blow out the ram slots . . . what kind of ram are you using ( are they an origanal pair eg your not mixing two differant types of ram as this can cause this problem as they can run and differant speeds)
Your computer has the ability to load 4 gb of DDR2 PC2-5300 240 pin ram
There is no need to mess with the BIOS. What is happening is possibly you have a bad stick installed, or it is not seated all the way in the slot. Each of the slots on your system will take a (1) GB stick, www.crucial.com sell these for $18.00 each, it is some of the least expensice ram out there. Your computer would run 1000X better just installing 2 of these sticks. Also, with that computer, look at the slots that hold the memory. If they are two different colors than make sure if you only 2 sticks that these sticks of ram go on the same color slot. Example would be (2) black slots and (2) gray slots...If you only have (2) sticks put them in either the black or gray but don't split them up. Good luck, ParrotHead PC Repair
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