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Sorry i took so long!! Boss turned up at work. :whistling:
Well im looking to upgrade my memory ive currently got 2 sticks of 128mb ddr333 so 256mb on duel channels, but i think one is no good as my pc only registers 128mb i want to upgrade to 1gb of ram on each port i would also like to use a faster ram.

I went to crucials website to test my motherboard and see what was good for it and i was told that i could have what i wanted (speed and size) so ive got the stick, well actually i bought 2, 1gb sticks but i tried to put them in and my computer starts up and then the screen goes blank and it then makes some funny bleeping noises at me.
The pc sounds like its all working just no screen.
I have also tried using just one stick of 1gb ram and its to no joy same situation as above.

Regards Tony.
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When they go in, do you have clips to hold them in place
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Yep and i do make sure they are in correctly.
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Do you have any documentation for the motherboard so you can check the BIOS settings for the RAM Memory

Is the new memory a lot different to what was in there, and does it still start if you put the old ones back in
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It was bought from dell and i have the owners manual and the receipts with a listing of waht was purchased, as for wich one is the mother board im not sure,

maybe this is it, dimensions 4600 P4 3.0GHz/512k (533fsb) intergrated audio and nic with a 120gb hard drive and a nvidia fx 5200 card,
any of that make sense???

As for how different is the memory im trying to install it is nearly 4 times more capacity im trying to go from 256mb total to 1gb or 2gb if pos. ive tried running just 1gb that doesnt make any difference it still doesnt give me a screen just bleeps and a pc that sounds like its running.

If i then put the origional memory sticks back in it works fine screen and all.

Edited by notmobile, 07 July 2006 - 04:30 PM.

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A few things are

The BIOS settings

The BIOS version

Testing the memory

Keep the previous ram in for this bit

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for the system details

Then click + next to motherboard then SPD and look on the right for the memory details, post those

See if you can get the BIOS version in summary

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Field Value
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE,
Field Value
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3066 MHz (23 x 133)
Field Value
BIOS Type Phoenix (05/07/03)
Field Value
Memory Module Properties
Module Name Kingston K
Serial Number 0302CE9Eh
Manufacture Date Week 26 / 2003
Module Size 128 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC2700 (166 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings
@ 166 MHz 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 133 MHz 2.0-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features
Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer
Company Name Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Product Information http://www.kingston....cts/default.asp


I hop thats everything you need and i think/hope i got the bios.
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In summary / Motherboard, does it have anything for motherboard name
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Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4600

Motherboard ID <DMI>

Thats all it says
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From here

http://support.dell....o...;l=en&s=gen

1 and 2 explains installing it

Then try the new ram
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ok i have done the above and it was to a small amount of good. but not as good as we hoped.
My pc now registers both of my 128mb sticks but still wont take the 1gb one i tried them both in and then only 1 but it does the same it makes a longish bleep 6 times......
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Can you pick one from here

http://support.dell....c20.htm#1046231
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Hi ive tried and looked through but it hasnt helped i think that i might have to send them back and get some new ones. ill post a new log when i get sorted unless you know any free progams that can speed up my pc.
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You could run memtest on the new memory

Download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible

Using Memtest
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