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Old 06-23-2006, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend got new ram for his Dell 4600. Before, he had/has two 256 sticks and now he just got a Gigaram 1g of ram. When he take all the old ram out and put in just the new one the computer makes 5 one second long beeps and nothing comes up on his monitor, nothing. He has DDR. What could be causing this??? Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The motherboard manual will tell you what the number of beeps represent whether it is not properly installed etc. If you dont have a the motherboard manual for it give dell a call and ask them, they have good tech support, use it.

Possibly bad ram, or try switching them around, see if that works out.
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Figured it out, you have to pair them and they must be the same size, so we ordered another one, thanks for the help!
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right on!
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ya , its not a good idea telling dell you installed the parts yourself,, doesnt that void the warrenty
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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he fixed it and thats what matters now
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