Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook ?

Installing ram I have a dell insperion 1000. I ordered a memory chip from dell only one offered for my laptop. I installed it correctly. In the device manager there is a yellow ! I cant get the laptop to install this device properly.


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Similar situation, only I ordered my RAM from CRUCIAL.  There is actually 256MB of ram sodered to the motherboard that is the primary ram and doubles as the shared video ram.  There is only one slot available for upgrade.  \015\012\015\012\015\012
\015\012But RAM is generally reconized by the BIOS.  Typically when you snap a new ram chip into place, the computer will squawk at you the first time you boot it up because something has changed.  If you installed the RAM chip properly, it will instantly reboot, update it's setting, and you can tap F2 at the first screen to enter BIOS and confirm that the ram is @ 512MB.  \015\012
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You need to go into the bio and update the memory there and the Yellow ! will go away. Boot the PC, select the F8 key during post, go into the setting for Memory and accept the change and you should be good to go. Let me know //D
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