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Recently installed a 1GB PC3200 DDR 400 module which is a high density module...Need to find out if my motherboard is compatible...It doesn't work
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What is the Make and Model of your MotherBoard.
If it's a Dell or other Brand Name PC. Make and Model please.
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It's a Dell Dimension 2400, 2.40 GHz, 256 MB Ram, 266MHz...Supplier says make sure my system will take 128x4 density Ram module...The module they sent is labeled 64x16...Also told me to go to Bios & make sure voltage is set to DEFAULT...Don't think that is the problem.

Thanks for any help you can give

Steve

Edited by swish54, 26 February 2009 - 11:31 AM.

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Your Mother Board supports the following type of memory:

PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC)

It can be upgraded to a maximum of 2GB

Note: With Dells, always Put the same size memory.
Ie. If your going to make it 1GB of memory.

You can use a single 1GB stick, take out your other one.

Edited by isimaster, 26 February 2009 - 11:49 AM.

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I'm told by the supplier that all memory are backward compatible, PC400 works as PC333--> as PC266....My existing module is labeled PC3200
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I've tried using it with the original & also by itself...Computer won't boot either way...Bad stick?
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He/She is correct it is.

It won't buy you anymore speed than the memory in the specs.
If there is a price difference, go for the highest spec'd memory.

Yes, Bad stick.
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Thanks for the info...Very much appreciated.
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Your welcome!
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