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  • Forum Thread: Memory not recognized.

    Let me start by saying I know that 32-bit systems can only see 4 gbs of RAM. I have an XPS 600 (yes, i'll be upgrading with a new rig soon hopefully), XP Pro -32-bit., Pent. D 840. I only had 2 gigs of RAM, So decided to max it out, and upgraded to 4 gigs (2x2gb). Before I upgraded, my bios...
  • Forum Thread: RAM advice - Needing it

    Hi guys I'm not exactly what you'd call a hardware wiz. Especially when we're talking RAM. I'm the owner of an XPS 430 (X48 BTX mobo) and I'm having a hard time figuring out what RAM modules to upgrade to. I can see some kingston modules that are recommended for my system, but...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 620 RAM Issues

    I replaced the factory installed (2x1GB) RAM with a set of G.Skill DDR3-1333 2x4GB RAM (P/N F3-10666CL9-4GBXL). Ever since then I have been getting random BSODs and screen freezes. My immediate reaction was I got some bad RAM; however, running Memtest shows no errors. In addition, I removed one of...
  • Forum Thread: E521 WIN XP Home Sp3 - How do I install the slave drive? How to install a DVD bruner? Upgrade ram?

    Just compleated reformatting the master drive and now looking to install a new slave drive. I know how to physically install the HD I but need to know how to format it if needed. System is XP Home , SATA, SP3. I believe that the slave should be formatted NTFS correct? I would like to lable the slave...
  • Forum Thread: FIX FOR DELL DIMENSION3100 BLINKING AMBER POWER LIGHT

    Enhance mosfet field effect transistor two installed near processor part number 6n03la0 one or two of them shoted siple replacement problem solved had the same blinking light tried everything nothing worked then remved the four pin 12 volt connector from psu to motherboard blinking light stop on power...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading E520 components inc RAM - but which?

    Hi all, I've decided to upgrade my E520 a bit. First off I'm looking to upgrade the RAM - the Kingston website reckons I can install 2*2gb strips of DDR2 @ 800mhz each (leaving 2 empty slots), which sounds great, but...The manual (online) for this system says to install 1gb per slot...And...
  • Forum Thread: DELL PRECISION 370 WON'T BOOT UP, ERROR [Ithr]

    I have a dell precision 370 with a 2.8ghz P4, 200 Gb HDD, 1Gb Ram, and a NVidia PCIe graphics card. I have had it freeze upon boot up at the screen that says windows xp with the loading bar, the loading bar freezes and i have to shut it down and try to boot again and it usually boots after a few times...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 580 Memory Read Errors

    Hello, I am currently having issues with the RAM on my Inspiron 580. When I originally bought the computer, there was 3x2GB of memory already installed. Recently, I upgraded the capacity to 2x4GB. Since then, my PC has only been able to read one memory module. I am only able to boot when there is...
  • Forum Thread: Flashing BIOS on Dimension 4550

    Upgrading the memory and doing a windows reinstall and think I need to update the BIOS. I currently show version A05 and the driver home page for my model shows the latest version as A08. Do I need to update to A06 and then A07 first? Or do I just go from A05 to A08? Are the updates cummulative?
  • Forum Thread: Memory upgrade?

    What would work better for my Dimension 8400 3.0 ghz that has 1gb of 400 MHz ( PC2-3200 ) ram now? I will buy either 2gb of 533 MHz ( PC2-4200 ) or add 2gb of 400 MHz ( PC2-3200 ) for a total of 3gb. So the choices; 3gb at 400 2gb at 533 Which is better and would going from 400 to 533 make...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Thread: Memory mismatch

    I just installed replacement memory to get my Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 to 4 GBs. Bios says 4GBs are there, but Windows XP says there are only 3 GBs installed. It used to say 2 GB, so it recognized that something changed, but how do I get it to use all 4 GBs?
  • Forum Thread: XPS 435T Memory Issues

    Hello, I ordered a Dell XPS 435T not too long ago and it has been running great, except today I noticed an issue. The issue is that my comptuer is not recognizing all of the RAM that is installed. The windows system information displays the correct amount of 6gb of RAM, while the task manager lists the...
  • Forum Thread: Orig config GX620 mini tower - want to use ecc ram ... possible?

    I acquired an originally configured GX620 mini tower. I replaced a cooked power supply. I want to upgrade the ram beyond the installed 512 mB. How do I revise the bios to accept ecc ram? I also want to know if there is a limit on ram per stick (understand a limit of 4 gB total) and hard drive size! Can...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 380 Beep code 1-3-2 Problems.

    I'm working on a Dell Precision 380 workstation and initially, it was getting all sorts of BSOD. While working my way through solving those BSOD's, the computer suddenly won't restart. Now it's just giving me beep codes of 1-3-2 - which I looked up and Dell says "Memory Problem."...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS only reading half of ram

    Hi, I am using an XPS 7100 with BIOS version A06. I have 4 memory sticks, each 2gb. Two of them are fine, but the other two are read as 1gb each (both manufactured by Hyundai Electronics). The other XPS 7100 in our office has the same problem. Both running windows 7 professional. I should note that...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 580 problem with installing Ram

    Hi, I bought an Inspiron 580 a few years ago and decided to upgrade the RAM and graphics card. The new graphics card works fine, and I also bought some new RAM( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148558 ). When I put in this new RAM, the computer powers up in cycles, e.g. it powers...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Installation Dimension 4700

    I have (2) 1GB memory cards installed in connectors 1 & 2. There appears to be an intermittant fault with connector 2. Either card will work in connector 1 but neither will work reliably in connector 2. My question is: what is the downside of installing the memory cards in connectors 1 & 3? Or...
  • Forum Thread: e510 4GB memory upgrade

    I purchased 4 1GB 533 Kingston memory modules (KTD-DM8400A/1G) for my Dell e510, which is the correct memory (as far as I can tell). When install them in all four slots, the BIOS recognizes each model in the correct slot. However, when I go to the normal boot sequence I either get random device errors...
  • Forum Thread: precision 690 1kw chassis memory upgrade

    Hello! I have a Dell Precision 690 workstation. It's the version with the 1Kilowatt psu and the riser card which provides 16 memory slots. At the moment there are installed only 4GB of Ram. 4x1gb DD2 667 Micron Technology FBB ECC DUAL RANK Ram. When I go to the Kingston Memory Configurator...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Upgrade questions

    Below is my computer specs: Inspiron Desktop 530S Slim Tower: Intel pentium dual-core processor e2140 (1MB L2, 1.60GHz,800 FBS) Intel G33/G31 Window Vista Home Premiun - 32-Bit Operating Syatem 2GB DDR2 NON_ECC SDRAM 667MHz 9@ DIMMs) I have the following in hand: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 200 memory

    I have a Vostro 200 with 4 memory slots (each has a one gig memory in it) for a maximum of 4 gigs of ram. Can I turn two of the slots to paired ram so I can increase the ram to 8 gigs?
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 420 : Can it take PC2-8500 (1066 mhz) memory ?

    Hi, Crucial offer PC2-8500 (1066 mhz) memory modules for the Vostro 420. The manual say that memory only run at 800 Mhz. Can the Vostro 420 handle the full speed of PC2-8500 (1066 mhz) memory?
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Thread: Random cold start BSOD & PC reboots during stress test

    I run a CPU stress test with Dell PC checkup on my studio XPS 9100 and the system reboots after 5 mins. I did this because I got the BSOD earlier just from running winamp and opening PC checkup to check some detailed system information available over there after which the song got jammed up and the screen...