Desktops forum

General discussion

RAM Problem...

I was planning on installing a 1GB Memory stick on my friends PC but when I install it and connect everything the PC turns on but the monitor stays on stand by... It currently has 128MB PC2100 266MHz mem. stick and I scanned the system with crucial ( and said the pc supported PC2700 with a maximum capacity of 2GB...I remove the 1Gig and put back the 128MB stick and everything works fine...Can Someone help me? The PC is a Dell Dimension 4500s with Windows XP Media Center Edition ...

Thank You!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: RAM Problem...
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: RAM Problem...
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
(NT) Exactly what RAM did you get for it ?

In reply to: RAM Problem...

Collapse -

In reply to: Exactly what RAM did you get for it ?

The RAM doesnt have a brand on it, it just has the specs as follows: 1GB PC 2700 DDR RAM 184-PIN.

Collapse -
Probably should have purchased from Crucial ..they guarantee

In reply to: ...

comptatbility if you buy for a specific product (MB).


Collapse -
Max size module is 512MB

In reply to: RAM Problem...

According to Dell, the max total memory for that computer is 1GB (512MB per slot).

Unfortunately, sometimes memory vendors and the computer manufacturer's specifications differ.

Collapse -
Hmmm....the Dell link I looked at showed

In reply to: Max size module is 512MB

Collapse -
Oops, you're correct. My bad.

In reply to: Hmmm....the Dell link I looked at showed

I was looking at the 4500 specs, and not the 4500S. Thanks VAPCMD.

I did notice that there is a BIOS update available for the 4500S. It might fix the problem. I'd try that before returning the memory module as defective/incompatible.

Collapse -
As many of these as you respond to you're entitled to

In reply to: Oops, you're correct. My bad.

confusing threads, model numbers, etc.,. Too bad users are not more resourceful in reviewing their product manuals, product support provided on the manufacturer's website or product support thru the mfg's tech support.



Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.