I have just tried to installed an upgrade RAM on my Dell 8100. When I booted up there was a message that said, new RAM installed do you want to continue, and another message about set up. I chose "continue". However, computer was no quicker and when I looked at the system config, only one old memory was showing, not old + new. So I change the memory round in the slots. Wouldn't boot up. So I put the old one back and now that won't boot up. What can I do, can you help
Re: Tried to upgrade RAM now computer won't boot up
Be sure that the memory is seated in the slot good ....the new piece of memory you bought , was it the same type ....just looked up a Dell 8100 for the type of ram it uses and from what i can see it takes RAMBUS not the normal ram ...this must be installed in pairs to work...here is a piece from website Technical specifications:
Memory type: PC800 RDRAM (non-ECC) Memory slots: 4 Memory sizes: 64-, 128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC Max. Memory: 2GB for PC800 RDRAM Notes: Memory must be installed in matching pairs. All slots must be populated with memory modules or CRIMMs ('blank modules'). ECC memory can be used, but this will work as non-ECC if mixed with other non-ECC memory
maby you mixed ecc memory with non-ecc memory.
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remove the bios battery for a few seconds...and place it back on ...this will make it see the new ram memory modules...if you are sure they are compatible ..they will work .....in fact ..the ddr1 333 512 M is more that compatible with your system and it will work after you remove the battery ...\ my recommendation is to reinstall a clean operation system after you boot up ...and format the C partition too...this have to be done after memory changes to get the max out of them ..
open your computer plate then refix RAM and clean dust from all circuit.also reattch all cables connectors.then put your cmos cell for 15 minutes thenrefix it.ten it resets to factory defaults.then save all settigns.then restrt the computer and then check your harddisk is propely detected or not.
There are 2 possibilities here - either the slot is not working or the RAM itself.
First install the working 128MB RAM in both memory slots one after the other and ensure that both the slots are in good shape.
Next, install the other 128MB RAM in one slot and check if this is working good.
Your laptop can support a maximum memory of 512MB. If you looking for an upgrade, please call Dell Support. Even though it's little expensive and shipping takes a week, you can get a free after sales service and peace of mind. Moreover you get proper guidance from the experts.
As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information
where did you get the memory?
If it is in properly and does't work,it is either bad or the wrong part number for your Dell C610