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Re: upgrading my laptops memory
The HP DV1000 has two slots for memory modules - you can either use one 1GB module and leave the other slot empty or use two 512MB modules. There should be no difference in performance, but I usually recommend having more than one memory module in your PC at any given time. Here's why:
It's true that the cost of a 1GB module is slightly less than the cost of two 512MB modules (only a $5-10 difference), but in the event of a memory failure or defect, if you have two 512MB modules, you can remove the defective one and run the PC on the other one. But if you have only one module and it fails, the computer will be inoperable. That means you won't even be able to boot up and figure out what's wrong.
I think that the extra $10 is well spent because it gives you the safety net (and avoids the headaches that you'll have if your only chip fails.
Having said this, the dv1000 should already have two 256MB modules installed. If you replace one of them with a 1GB module and leave the other one in place, you get the best of both worlds - the 256 will allow you to boot up in the event the 1GB fails, and the total memory will be more than the 1GB module would give you alone. FYI: the dv1000 can accommodate up to 2GB of memory.
For your reference, here is the link to the manual with instructions on how to replace the memory modules:
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Sounds like an issue with incompatible, mismatched or bad RAM sticks (SIMMs). Even if ram sticks say they will operate at lower clock speeds, this does not always happen. You need to find the RAM in your computer and check the SIMMS. If they are different, you will need to find one that is the same as the higher speed (better performance) or the lower speed (less money). If they are identical then one of them may be faulty.
If your laptop is still under warranty, have Dell look at it. If not then you should be able to do this yourself using internet help videos or find a reasonably priced repair shop.
You may also try the following, remove the memory SIMMS and clean the edges. Use something like an airduster to remove any particles in the case and then re-insert the RAM.
wwats happening is you may have 1 of your simm memory chips that are bad theres a small cover on back of laptop that is about 3.5 x 3.5 inches square take off that plate and youll see 2 memory simms take out 1 and reboot if problem persist try removing other and putting first one back then reboot if problem persist put simm back in again then reload windows using your disk and reinstall windows that will fix this issue your having your lcd sounds like its fine though
You cannot change the memory settings in BIOS. All you need to do is go into the bios screen. confim that it has seen your new memory and "save and exit" If it is not showing your new memory try removing and reinstalling the memory confirming it is installed correctly. it should just see it.
Yo u have 2 slots in u r machine I am sending u details information of updradation in ur machine :
frequency of ram should be
667 MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SD RAM
option 1. A system ready for the next generation of applications and games 3 or 4GB1 Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
2. A system capable of handling Windows Vista® Aero as well as today’s latest games. 2GB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM 3.
Basic performance for the Windows Vista® AeroTM interface (PCs purchased with Windows Vista Home Premium and less than 1GB of memory will NOT be capable of running Aero). 1GB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM 4.
Basic performance, lowest initial cost (Windows Vista® Home Basic) 512MB Dual Channel2 DDR2 SDRAM
RAM - 512 MB (installed) upgradable upto 2 GB (max)DDR 2 SDRAM ( 1 x 512 MB ) that means your laptop has only 1 slot for memory.. ____________________________________________________ Was this solution helpful .Show your appreciation by rating it. dilipbagdi - Technical Associate