Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

RAM My Dell Dimension 3000 computer has 1024 ram but only shows 509? How do I fix it? Thanks, Darrell

Posted by on

  • Trevor Gordon May 11, 2010

    Did you install the correct memory?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dell Master
  • 4,806 Answers

Hi there.
If you are using the on-board graphics, boot into the bios and look to see how much shared graphics memory is being used, it sounds like its using 512 MB of the system memory, if it is you can change it to 128 MB instead, that will boost the speed of the system as a whole.
If its a AGP/PCI Express graphics card thats being used then it could be a fault with the memory.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!!

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dell Master
  • 4,338 Answers

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

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 3000 blue screen error with writing that say attemp to fix windows


First try to replace ram with known good one.. if you have two eject one and vice and versa.. run system to see if it's working.. if it doesn't then try to install windows on it.. If it's not Harddrive bad sector that has corrupted your windows. .It would be either RAM or a virus...

Mar 27, 2013 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Can I add more than a gigabyte of ram?


The Maximum RAM Supported buy the Computer is: 2 GB

View Documentation

Aug 04, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

3 Answers

I want to add more ram. Where do I get it? Dell


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, so don't 'Shoot the Messenger'!

The Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC uses RDRAM ram memory.
VERY expensive stuff!

Supporting Data:
This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

Scroll down the list to the heading - Specifications, and left-click on it.

Scroll the page down until you come to the heading - Memory
Now look at the first subheading - Architecture
RDRAM

You have 4 ram memory slots. (memory connectors)

EACH, ram memory slot can support up to a Maximum amount, of 512MB. (512 MegaBytes)

TOTAL Maximum Amount for your computer is 2GB. (Not shouting)

1024MB = 1GB. (1024 MegaBytes = 1 GigaByte)

The type of Rdram ram memory is PC800, and it is Non-ECC.

(Error Correcting Control, or also stated as Error Correcting Code.
Used mostly for Server computers. Your computer does not use ECC ram memory)

In My Humble Opinion, (And again, don't shoot the messenger), it would be better money spent to buy a decent affordable computer, than it would be to upgrade the ram memory in this computer.

This statement is based upon the fact that the Dell Dimension 8200 ships with 128MB's of ram memory.
(Makes it a pretty slow computer. Rdram or not)

The average cost to install, for example, 1GB of ram memory is OUTLANDISH! (Not shouting)

Example 1:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=24927

Example 2:

http://www.pcmemorystore.com/Dell-Dimension-8200-ram.htm

For about another $100 you can buy a pretty decent new desktop computer, that will run the one you have in circles.

Just my thoughts.

Dec 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have a dimension 4100, and only have 512 in ram because it only has 2 slots, is there any way to use a bigger stick to increase ram?


Yes, if only one slot is being used you can install another 512 MB of ram which will give you 1024 MB or 1GB. If both slots have 256 MB in each one then you will need to just buy a 1GB strip of Ram. Go to the link I am posting and let them scan your computer. They will tell you exactly what you can install and the price. This is a site I use all the time and it is reputable and safe with good prices. This will require a download of the scanning tool which is safe. Allow the download. http://www.crucial.com/

Nov 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4100 (-JM0TB01) PC Desktop

3 Answers

I have a dell dimension 3000 and i want to upgrade ram


Hello,

Best thing to do is to go to www.crucial.com and run their system scan. It will tell you how much you have, how much it will hold, and what kind of RAM you need.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Oct 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Added 2g to a dell dimension 3000, only 1g recognized


Dell has a really good support site. You log on, enter your service tag number (on the top of side of your PC) and they will tell you exactly how much ram you support, the type of ram needed and how many slots it has. If it was a matching pair then it should be working, unseat it and reseat it, it may not be in all the way. If still don't show then put it back in the old computer and see if it reads it. If not then the RAM stick got damaged during the move. But no doubt you should be able to handle more that 1GB of RAM. Good Luck, let me know if you have any questions.
Please rate this solution.

Apr 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

4 Answers

Replacing RAM in Dell Dimension 3000


Upgrading RAM will not affect your files. Just make sure you upgrade with compatible RAM & that you install it in pairs. So if you want 2 GB then you would want to be 2 x 1 GB RAM chips. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Feb 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

3 Answers

Dell Dimension 3000 reformat trouble


please re partition the hard disk and install the operating system. if the same error continues then change the ram and try

Jan 28, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop Logo

140 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...