Last week I bought an extra 1gb of RAM for the machine, intending to bring it up to 3gb.
When I powered my computer back on, the Dell splash screen appeared but the computer froze. It also had black stripes on the display. I turned off the computer and restarted it. Same problem.
I took all the RAM out and put the brand new stick into the first of the slots. Turned on computer and Windows XP booted up happily. Happy that all was well again, I put the rest of the RAM in.
That's where my trouble started. When I powered up the computer again, I got two error beeps. According to Dell's website, it means it's not seeing memory. I've tried reseating the memory, taking it all out and even reverting back to the system's original configuration. In other words, 2x512mb. Obviously it's not working or I'd not be here. Any suggestions?