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Old 08-08-2005, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i have a dell inspiron 5100 and curently it has 2 sicks of ddr266 128mb of ram i ordered a stick of 512 ddr 266 and bios just beeps even if i have the 512 and a stick of 128 and it also just beeps when i jsut have 512 in it i dont know what to do...what woudl you do? fight with the ram or jsut send it back and get a different brand, if so what brand?


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Old 08-08-2005, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dell computers (especially laptops) can only use certain brands of memory. Your best bet is to go to There you can tell it your system and it will show you a stick that they guarentee will work. You can order it from them or double check the same stick on newegg to see if you get a better price there (happens sometimes).

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Are you sure that your laptop supports 512 dimms? Some of the older laptops only support 256.
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it suppors a gig of ram 2x 512
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