2.8 gh dual processor, and originally (until today) had 256 mb ram.
(I have 4 slots for ram. It is DDR SDRAM /333mhz)
The ram is taking up two slots in my computer 128mb each.
I went to Best Buy and they gave me ram they said was compatible.
It is two thingys of 256mb DDR SDRAM (333 mgz)
I opened up the computer and plugged it in.
Easy as pie, right?
When I turned on the computer it heard a beep.
I get a message that says:
Alert! OS Install Mode enabled.
Amount of available memory limited to 256mb.
Strike the F! key to continue,
F2 to run the setup utility.
So when I hit F2 I get a crude looking menu that says:
Dell Dimension 4600 Series
and has all kinds of stuff in it.
The thing says there is 768 MB of ram in there.
So obviously it "sees" it.
So when I escape and windowns loads normally I go to my computer - properties and get that there is only 256MB ram.
But holy crap everything is loading faster.
What is going on?
How can I get the computer to recongize this ram?
BestBuy's "Geek Squad" wants to charge me $29 to tell me how to configure (over the phone!)
And Dell is worthless.