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Old 01-13-2008, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an older dell with only 512 RAM. I bought a stick of 1 gig for it. The computer reconized the RAm and booted when I restarted except the video and everything was messed up. Like in safe mode when the drivers don't load. Does that mean that the RAM isn't compatible with my system?
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When you bought that 1GB of RAM, did you check to see if it was the same speed as the 512MB?
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try the one gig by itself and see if it works.
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Default Re: memory upgrade problem

when you say speed do you mean the same kind (e.g. PC2700 ect.). That is the same. I only didn try the DIMM by itself. I put back the other two and it works fine.
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Oh, so you were running both the 1GB and the 512MB together?
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no. I just put in the 1gb by itself. The other ram was 2 dimms of 256. So I know both slots are good.
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