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mrbeast

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I have a dell 2100 dimension desktop pc. It has 2 slots for ram on the motherboard. I broke one of the slots beyond repair unless it is replaced. I can't find anybody that will replace it.
I can only have 512MB max (256+256). I tried to put a 512 MB in the one slot and it will not work.
Is there a way that I can trick the comp. into accepting 512MB in the one slot instead of using 2?
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Unfortunately, no. I don't think the damaged slot could be repaired. I'm surprised your motherboard is still working. If you want to use more RAM, the only solution would be to buy a new motherboard.
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If you just broke the plastic surround for the slot those can sometimes be removed and replaced. But you have to remove the motherboard. They are generally just pushed into the board and you can push them out underneath.
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I agree with stettybet0.

here are some options

1.) build a new computer
2.) keep current gear, get new Mobo
3.) buy a new computer.
4.) live with 256mb ram (ZOMG)

taken that you only have 512mb ram, I would think that all your other gear is pretty outdated too.

i suggest building a new computer. its cheaper than buying a computer(90% of times), and you can avoid crap proprietary !#@%.
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Unfortunately, no. I don't think the damaged slot could be repaired. I'm surprised your motherboard is still working. If you want to use more RAM, the only solution would be to buy a new motherboard.
I still have 1 good slot.

If you just broke the plastic surround for the slot those can sometimes be removed and replaced. But you have to remove the motherboard. They are generally just pushed into the board and you can push them out underneath.
Yes it is the black part that the pins go into that broke a 1/4 inch piece broke off and the clip holder is gone also.
Thank you for the information.
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I agree with stettybet0.

here are some options

1.) build a new computer
2.) keep current gear, get new Mobo
3.) buy a new computer.
4.) live with 256mb ram (ZOMG)

taken that you only have 512mb ram, I would think that all your other gear is pretty outdated too.

i suggest building a new computer. its cheaper than buying a computer(90% of times), and you can avoid crap proprietary !#@%.

Ya it is old I have had this puter for 6/7 yrs now. I am considering building a new one just don't have the money right now.
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^ah...

but ur quotes in quote bars!

u know. if you arnt looking to do high end gaming. and if you already have a monitor.

you can get a OK computer with Core 2 duo at around $500 bucks

Yes, it may get out dated in a few years (gaming wise) . But looking at your current set up, you probably dont do much gaming anyways.

heres a mighty fine comp for a low price

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1195599475252
http://www.bestbuy.c...9#productdetail

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 02 February 2008 - 06:44 PM.

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http://www.bestbuy.c...8#productdetail
this one spectacular!

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EDIT:
sorry for the double post.

clicked wrong button

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 02 February 2008 - 06:46 PM.

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mrbeast

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Thanks U can close this post now.
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one last thing..

DONT BUY THOSE 2 COMPUTERS THAT I POSTED UP TOP

if ur gonna buy any of them, buy the 3rd one.

i read the reviews about the top 2 and they are CRAP.

good luck on ur computer problem!
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