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I am watching an online program and the system freezes up on me

I have a Dell Dimension 2400, with 1 GB of Ram.

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  • plittle81359
    plittle81359 Feb 16, 2009

    am watching my shows & the computer freezes up, on a
    regular basis (why?); Barbara Walter's Special, couldn't really watch
    it, as there was cont interference, i.e., colorful stripes going across the screen totally blacking out the picture.could still hear, but couldn't
    see & this was not the 1st time its happened; commercial was over;
    clicked to go back to my show & did get back to it, but then
    simultaneously, the sound of the commercial did a replay.this was a
    1st w/this computer, but what was happening, on a regular basis.

  • plittle81359
    plittle81359 Feb 17, 2009

    I contacted my cable company and realized it was a signal problem. the issue has been resolved.

  • 2dcapcom
    2dcapcom May 11, 2010

    can you watch videos on a different site like youtube?
    it is also possible that your upload speed from your internet service provider isn't enough for online streaming but I doubt it


  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010


    You are watchng TV shows on you computer?  Usually computers freeze for one of two reasons. Either overheat or Viruses. You problem sounds like neither . It sounds to me like you have either interfearence to your signal or the signal itself has a problem?


  • morey dumo
    morey dumo May 11, 2010

    what seems to be the problem?

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So the signal was the problem . Fix ya?

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Will a NVIDIA GeForce gt 610 graphics processor work on a Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop


YES, Zian it will work....BUT,....................

1) It is a PCI graphics card, and uses a PCI expansion slot.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2898922&CatId=319

The Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop PC's motherboard, has three long white PCI slots,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/techov.htm#1105465

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Dimension-2400-Desktop-Motherboard-System-Main-Board-F5949-K5148-G1548-/190750417467?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2c699c623b

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI

If one of those long white PCI slots is open, you can use a PCI graphics card.

Concerned that the graphics card uses DDR3 graphics memory, and your computer only uses DDR Sdram ram memory?

Don't be.

The graphics card has it's own processor (Graphics Processing Unit), and graphics memory.
It runs independent of the system resources; the Processor and Ram Memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The concern is the Power Supply.
Original power supply's maximum rated Wattage is either 200 Watts, or 250 Watts.

The above graphics card requires a minimum system requirement/power supply requirement; of 300 Watts.

I would recommend replacing the Power Supply.
(Especially with it's age, if it is still the same one)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1389575&CatId=1078

ONE thing though..............
Watch the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, and the wires in it. Be sure they are in the standard place setup.

Check the pinout, and color code of the wires,

1) Dell Dimension 2400 desktop computer, 20-pin ATX main power cable connector pinout,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/techov.htm#1105612

2) STANDARD 20-pin ATX main cable connector pinout, and color code of wires; as set by JEDEC,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

[Be aware that the ATX main power cable, and connector, you get with a new power supply; such as the above, will have a 20 =4-pin ATX main power cable connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20plus4

Use the 20-pin connector, tie the 4-pin power cable up out of the way]

For a time period Dell was making the motherboard's main power cable connector - Proprietary.
Meaning they has that motherboard connector wire pinout changed.
Colors of wires were in a different place, than the standard setup by JEDEC.

Orange wires are 3.3 Volts (DC)
Red wires are 5 Volts (DC)
Yellow wires are 12 Volts (DC)
Black wires are Ground wires.

Guess what happens if a 12 Volt Yellow wire, is plugged into where a Black Ground wire is supposed to be?

ZZZZZZzzzzt! Motherboard fries, processor fries, ram memory fries, and graphics card. (If used)

Check the color code of the wires, in the 20-pin ATX main power cable's CONNECTOR, for the Dimension 2400's power supply.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 14, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400. I want to upgrade from 512mb of memory to 1GB. The manual says I have two memory connectors. Do I get the 1GB, or two 512mb to upgrade? Thank you for your response.


Hello

Yes, you can upgrade your system upto 2GB RAM, buy another 512MB RAM DDR 333Mhz and install it to empty slot of RAM, it will upgrade the RAM to 1 GB.

Hope it will help, if so do rate the solution

Good Luck

Dec 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Direct x9 is only showing 510 mgs of ram my system has 512mgs.I Formated my HD and down loaded the latest verison of Direct x and still only showing 510.My system is a Dell Dimension 2400.


2 megs of your ram have been diverted to Video. the 2400 has onboard intel video, and the BIOS of your system has seperated 2 megs from your system to operate the onboard GPU.

Nov 16, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have a PC Dell Dimension 2400 with a hard 40 GB


Basically when you install a new boot drive you need to install Windows operating system on the new hard drive, also the device drivers (eg video, audio, modem, LAN etc), your programs and data. The reason programs has to be installed is because the installation process copied DLL files to the System folders and makes changes to the registry.
You can only copy your data onto the new hard disk.
To avoid copying your data to the new hard drive, you can set up the old hard drive as second hard drive (ie. slave drive), if you delete the redundant folders and leave only the data folders then you have an adddition 40Gb of disk space.

Aug 27, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Unable to reboot system after upgrades


1. Check your RAM speed

2. Install the old RAm and see if the problem persists

Jun 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Error after memory upgrade


the frequency of 256mb ram is nt equivalent to one gb ram

Jun 20, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Memory chips for Dell Dimension 2400


per the crucial memoryadvisor (It has never failed me yet) Yes the system will support 2 1 GB RAM modules.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension%202400%20Series

That being said, it is advised that you flash the bios to the most current BIOS version to ensure that capability.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&deviceid=308&libid=1&releaseid=R70278&vercnt=4&formatcnt=0&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=-1&impid=-1

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