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I have just installed more memory to my computer and do not notice any difference in the speed of my computer

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You may have installed memory that may not be compatible with your motherboard

do you know what type of mother board you have..
your memory must match in this categories
1. type (ddr, ddr2, sdram, simm, rimm)
2. speed (measured in mhz or sometimes given as a pcXXXX number)
3. cas number.
4. whether is ECC, parity, buffered, registered, non ecc
5. check your motherboard documentation to find exactly in what slot your new memory stick should go and which one should go first and which one should go second (ex. if you have dimm slots and you have 4 slots (2 pairs of different color) you may need to install one memory sticks like this: memory - empty - memory -empty
if one of the items that should be matched does not correspond your computer could work but it will work at the slower speed (ex. memory 1 (slow) + memory 2 (faster) = speed of memory 1

note: don't confuse memory capacity (1g, 512mb) with speed (333mhz, pc2700)... the best thing to do is to check the documentation of *********** board or even take the memory stick that you originally have and have the store looking for the memory that you need...

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What only do I need enabled in system configuration utility to speed up computer? Will reducing percentage of recycle bin and browser history settings help? What about turn off D in system restore...


Cleaing out your recycle bin and deleting your browser history and cookies might speed it up a bit, but the other stuff you mentioned won't do much.

A good program for doing this is CCLEANER available free from CNET.COM at the following link:

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/?tag=main;productListing

Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and download the software if you want.

Another good way to speed up your computer a bit for free is to DEFRAGMENT your hard drive.
Click on START.
MY COMPUTER.
RIGHT Click LOCAL DISK (C:).
Select PROPERTIES.
Select TOOLS tab.
Click on DEFRAGMENT NOW.
This process will take a while, maybe even an hour or two, but after it's done you should notice a difference depending on the condition of the drive at the start.

The best way to speed up your machine though, is to add RAM memory.

One easy way to find out for sure how much RAM your computer can hold is to go to WWW.CRUCIAL.COM and run their SCAN MY COMPUTER feature.

This handy utility will scan your hardware configuration and tell you exactly how much RAM memory you currently have installed and what type it is.

It will also tell you how many RAM slots are fitted on your motherboard and what the maximum memory capacity for each individual slot is, as well as the maximum total RAM that the motherboard can handle.

If your computer does have room to add more RAM, it will provide you with specific recommendations as to exactly what type and size of RAM stick to buy in order to maximize the memory capacity and performance of your computer.


Good luck.

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I upgraded my RAM to 1 Gig but it's still showing only 256 meg. Why?


Hi this model sopport 2Gig Memory Ram.


RAM Technology DDR SDRAM Installed RAM 512 MB Max Supported RAM 2 GB Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Installed Cache Memory 256 KB
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM Installed RAM 512 MB Max Supported RAM 2 GB Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Installed Cache Memory 256 KB
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM Installed RAM 512 MB Max Supported RAM 2 GB Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Installed Cache Memory 256 KB
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
Installed RAM 512 MB
Max Supported RAM 2 GB
Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs
Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz
Installed Cache Memory 256 KB

Please check in to your Bios system maybe share memory Video or capacity is setting

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I installed 2GB of Crucial memory on my Dell XPS 400 (In slots 3 and 4), but when I rebooted the computer, it booted up but then nothing - blank screen. I tried removing the new memory and again same thing...


Did you wear a anti-static wrist band when you replaced the memory? Or did you werag gloves?
Please note that you should never touch computer memory with your bare hands, because it can discharge the memory.
Thankfully the chance is very small.

Another thing could be that the memory is not placed right. It has to fit right in the slots.

If you boot up with the old memory do you also get a blank screen? If no, then probably the speed is different. (Please check if it is 533, 677, 800 mhz, or different

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What is the max (RAM) memory the Gateway Tabor 3 Coppermine WS440BX Motherboard will thak. Also memory type please.


After doing some research, I found that you had an Intel motherboard and used a website called www.crucial.com (Crucial is a brand of memory and have some useful tools on their website) These are the specs that came up. You can view the same information at this web address http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=WS440BX

It also shows the price of the upgrade! Hope you find what you are looking for!
  • 168-pin DIMM Banking: 3 (3 banks of 1)
  • Chipset: Intel 440BX
  • Error Detection Support: ECC and non-ECC
  • Graphics Support: AGP 2X
  • Max Component Density: 128Mb
  • Max Unbuffered SDR SDRAM: 384MB
  • Module Types Supported: Unbuffered only
  • SDR SDRAM Frequencies: PC66 and PC100
  • Supported DRAM Types: SDR SDRAM only
  • USB Support: 1.x Compliant
Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?
A: Possibly How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found at http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=4251.
Q: What memory goes into my computer, and will a faster speed be backward-compatible?
A: SDRAM memory with support for SDRAM, PC133 speeds. Because SDR memory is backward-compatible, you can safely upgrade your system with any of the guaranteed-compatible SDR speeds listed below.

Q: How much memory can my computer handle?
A: 384MB.
Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.
Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?
A: No. No, you can install modules one at a time, and you can mix different densities of modules in your computer. But if your computer supports dual-channel memory configurations, you should install in identical pairs (preferably in kits) for optimal performance.
Q: Does my computer support dual-channel memory?
A: No. Your system does not support dual channel.


Q: Does my computer support ECC memory?
A: No. Your system does not support ECC. Because ECC and non-ECC modules should not be mixed within a system, install the same type of modules that are already in your system.

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I increased memory from 512 to 768 on Dell desktop with 2.4 celeron but did'nt seem to increase speed.what is the problem? Ray.


That minimal amount of increase is not going to be a very noticeable increase also the processor or a faster RPM hard drive is more for the speed. you can go to the system properties in control panel and then the advanced tab and then the settings tab on performance then to the Advanced Tab then to change tab in virtual memory then to custom size make the initial setting 1.5 times the amount of memory installed in your case 768 x 1.5 = 1152
on the max 3 x the amount of memory again, in you case 768
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Memory card slots


1 of 2 things.

1, The memory is not compatible.

or 2, the new memory is not the same as the existing memory. Most mother boards can take a few different types or speed memory. So the speed of the memory in the pc is different then whats in it.

it all has to match.

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I intend to install more 1 mega of memory, but motherboard not recognized it (one dimm 1gb pc3200 cl3 184-pin dimm). Of origin the PC it has been installing 2 dimms of 512 and I intend to add +1 dimm of...


The memory may not be compatible depending on the speed. Try taking out all the memory and just installing the 1Gig stick.. does it work?

If it does then the 1Gig stick is fine, but your PC probably doesn't like you mixing different types and speeds of memory.

If it doesn't work, the 1gig memory module might not be the correct speed your PC wants.

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RAM


You may have bad or incompatible Ram . Verify that the memory you have is compatible. .

Machine name: Dell Dimension 3000
CPU options: Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Celeron
Chipset: Intel 865GV Chipset
HD Bus: Ultra ATA/100
Front Side Bus options: 800MHz FSB
Memory Speed options: PC3200 DDR400 184pin SDRAM DIMM
Special notes: The Dimension 3000 has two different bus speeds each of which takes different memory. You cannot mix the speeds.

Take the memory out and install one at a time. This way you can verify that the memory is indeed working. If you find a bad one, replace it.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Will a DDR Ram work with a DDR2 Video card?


The on board memory on the graphics card being DDR2 will NOT affect the system memory being DDR.

And the memory you want to add depends on the memory you have allready installed on your machine and what version of windows you are running.

Please post back with more info on this.

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