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Add 2Gb of ram to dimension 4500 no boot

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 which had 512Mb of RAM. I added 2Gb of RAM and the computer will not boot, monitor does not light up. Hard disks are running, power supply is good and all of the connections have been checked. I reinstalled the old 256Mb of RAM and the same problem results.

I have removed the RAM and the battery let sit 5 minutes reinstalled the RAM and battery and still no boot or monitor.

Any help would be great

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  • scottwald Feb 19, 2009

    Eske,

    Tried removing the ram, started the computer without the RAM. Reinstalled the RAM turned on the computer, keyboard flashed and three beeps. Still no life on the monitor.

  • scottwald Feb 19, 2009

    Sticky 92505

    The computer was completely powere down before installing the new and subsquent old RAM. No loose connections on the motherboard. I did touch/ground the power supply before installations.

  • scottwald Feb 19, 2009

    Did unplug the computer and let it sit for 40 minutes. Still no video display. I used DDR PC3200 for the new RAM. Right now I am trying the old RAM to try to boot the system.

  • scottwald Feb 19, 2009

    rocketman

    I did unplug the power supply and depressed the on button for 30 seconds. Installed one strip, no luck. Repeated the procedure, removed the strip and place in second bank. Still no luck.

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    rylee_smith

    The motherboard is an Intel E210882, screened on the board. Dell never provided the motherboard manual.

    From what I can ascertain fron online is that the PC speed is PC3200. Backward calculations wold have the DDR speed rating of DDR400 and the clock speed 200Mhz.

    I added 256 Kb RAM to the computer several years ago and that worked fine. The two sticks removed and now testing are samsung 349 K4H560838E-TCB3 and the other stick is nanya NT256D64S8AAG-7K, 256 DDR-266Mhz-CL2, PC 2100U-20330.

    The new RAM that was addded that created this mess is CORSAIR CMR1G400, 400Mhz PC-3200 and PC-2700 compatable.

    Hope this information helps in finding the solution.

    Thanks for all of the suggestions so far.

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    yavier,

    That would be a coincidence but hooked up another monitor and still no bokk info displayed

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    monitor,

    Have removed the cmos battery before but I did give it a go again, unplugged the power cord, depressed the onswwitch for 30 sec, have installed the old memory to try to restore. Video borad has good connection as well as the monitor cable.

    Nothing on restart

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    ginko

    This is a desktop, but I did not remove the battery before replacing the RAM. I will shut things down for ten plus minutes and see what transpires.

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    blueextc,

    I did remove the RAM and tried to boot and tapped the delet key to no avail. I have removed the cmos battery before and shunted the jumpers. Did I create a monster?

    Thanks for the advice on using the incorrect 1Gb memory modules. Guess I will need to stay with two 512 sticks.

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    dantechcom

    Thanks for the advice I realize now the errors of my way.

    I did try to reboot using the original functional memory, but to no avail. I did install a 1Gb stick and still no video.

    Any other suggetions on getting the video to work nd then I will attempt the bios issue.

    Scott

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    marked,

    There are three pins on the jumper. I did move the jumper to the unused pin and did a restart, shutdown and moved the jumper back to the original position.

    Same boot problem. shucks

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    MrSocket

    Yes they do take some force but the clips did engage on the sticks

  • scottwald Feb 20, 2009

    gymowner

    motherboard gods not liking me today :(

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Getting right RAM is key - Check:following, applies to DIM 4500 also

Dimension 4550: Maximum memory 2GB, not 1GB
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/w/desktop/dimension-4550-maximum-memory-2gb-not-1gb.aspx

Recently installed:
Intergral IN1T1GNSKCX 82-32-39 DDR 1GB 400Mhz DIMM

And FAILED:
DANE-ELEC Value VD1D400-064283N 1GB 400Mhz 184 PIN DIMM PC3200U 3-3-8- 2.5V 64x8

All specs correct, but:
Dimension 4500 beeped
Dimension 4550 ignored the RAM
Could have been just bad RAM, but both modules to be defective is unusual (So best avoided)

RAM needs to be LOW DENSITY - 64x8 [NOT 128x4]
Both DIM4500 and DIM 4550 have Intel 845PE chipset and can handle 2GB (Dell specs never updated, at date of manufacture largest memory modules available - 512MB)

Hope this sets the record straight and pass it on

Proud owner of Dimensions 4500 (2002) 4550 (2003) and
Precision 490 (2007) - all Maxed out Processors and RAM

Best processor for DIM 4500/4550:
Intel P4 3.06Ghz HT 533Mhz 512k Cache 'Northwood' 130nm
(HyperThreading not catered for in DIM 4500 BIOS Rev.A04)
To enable HT for DIM 4550, requires BIOS Rev. A06 not A08
(No limitations experienced using A06)

Don't be tempted by Intel P4 'Prescott' 90nm processors:
,,/3.0/3.2/3.4 Ghz 533/800Mhz FSB 1MB Cache
Later technology, and will not work in DIM 4500/4550

Happy and faster computing!
Windows 7 (32bit) works fine, but not WIN 8 [ExecuteDisableBit / NX Required

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Http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4500/specs.htm#1101572

you can check here..u r model can support up to 1 GB maximum..

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Hello,

Try to reset your motherboard. Find the battery in the motherboard and then remove and try test boot , shutdown and then back the battery. and then test again. if still no luck then, near the battery there is three pins which indicated clear bios and there is jumper connected to the two pins either in left or right transfer the jumper to the left or right connecting the two pins and then switch on the computer. this will reset your bios or clear the bios setup.

shut down the computer and then back the jumper to the original and then switch on again.
if beeps then good, some board will not beep but anyway set back the original memory and then test. hope this will work.

melnavz

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    Emelio Navaja Feb 20, 2009

    then the new memory maybe cannot support your motherboard. try to see documentation of your board at manufacturers website.

    if the system will display then you have to go to bios setup and then load bios setup default the save and exit the setting.




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Check the compatibility of your memory from your motherboard and its conflict (pc 333, pc 400, etc..). also clean the interface of the memory of your motherboard before inserting back the memory. refer from your motherboards manual for the compatibilities.

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See the supported RAM Frequency of the motherboard and the Maximum afford of RAM Mbs on the motherboard.

also try to remove grapic card and plug it again if it is not intergrated aslo use an air compressor to clean the slots from dust its must be a connection prob.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

May I offer an alternative approach, loosen the screws of the motherboard to the backing plate and try again with the original 512 memory. If it works, then possibly, the board has a short to the support/backing plate brought about when the new memories were inserted or the constant remove/re-seat of the memories. Alternately, you could remove entirely the board and bench test but that would mean a lot of cables/connectors have to be detached/re-attached.

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Scott,

If this machine is booting up now with no beeps and you have no video, according to my research and info this motherboard has on-board video. When you reset the bios you reset it to the default of the on-board adapter. You need to hook you monitor up to the onboard then go into you BIOS and set the video adapter to the add-in video.

Crayz

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 20, 2009

    I have yet to see any feedback on this option .. I have read through this thread and I am interpreting that you have a video card in this machine besides the on-board video .. I am saying that because I see in your comment to monitor .. and I quote

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    Comment posted on Feb 20, 2009
    monitor,

    Have
    removed the cmos battery before but I did give it a go again, unplugged
    the power cord, depressed the onswwitch for 30 sec, have installed the
    old memory to try to restore. Video borad has good connection as well
    as the monitor cable.

    Nothing on restart"

    you state that the video board has a good connection as well as the monitor ..

    You need to connect the video cable to the on-board video ... Let me know if I am interpretting this incorrectly ..




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    Jay Glendenning Feb 20, 2009

    Have you looked into the above info that I have provided yet?

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 21, 2009



    just trying


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Do you have back up disks? if so reload all info make sure all conections are hooked back up and try again

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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    albert getty Feb 20, 2009

    when you took it out did you uninstall

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It sounds like you screwed the pooch on this one sir, Here is what I would do if it were mine. first shut everything down and take out the plug for in back of the case. Then remove the MB battery, then clear the cmos jumper, just to make sure, move it to the other two pins, there should be 3, the jumper croses 2 so move it over 1 pin, and then back to where it was. replace the memory in slot 1. with the original stick then restart. Before it boots, hit the delete key, which will bring you into the bios. Set it to the startup defaults. then hit f10 and enter. Clasp both hands together in a prayer to the motherboard gods would be good here. You should be back to where you started before any of this happened. If not you haven't fried something, or your processor speed was changed from the ram switch, I hope it you are up and running, please don't rate me unless this post solved your problem, thank's Gymowner.

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Make sure you are pressing down hard enough on your memory cards untill the clips on the ends snap. It sometimes takes about 8 pounds of pressure to fully snap them in

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    Dan Barton Feb 20, 2009

    You previously mentioned some beeps - that occurrs, as you know, during issues with memory. You just might have created a monster. Are you sure you didn't interfer and/or disrupt something while removing or replacing the memory?

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Reset your CMOS, by doing the jumper reset on your mobo, you will see there a pin to clear CMOS and then after that check if it will be working now...

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Mark Gil Feb 20, 2009

    If you're using a expansion video card and your mobo has a built in video try using that one so we can check if this is a problem with the video card that you have.........

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This is what your problem is a Dell Dimension 4500 only can support a MAXIMUM of 1gb of memory.

Minimum memory
128 MB
Maximum memory
1 GB
Memory type
DDR (non-ECC)

When you put more than it can support it creates video problems hence why you couldnt get the monitor to show you anything. Take all out except 1gb and it should work fine.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Quickfx PC Repair Feb 20, 2009

    Well each slot only supports a stick of 512 mb. Try just one stick. Make sure everything is secure (cables, video card seated properly if its not onboard memory) all the cables on the back of the pc to the monitor.

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Since you have re-installed the previous ram module, and the problem persists - chances are the BIOS has automatically changed the clock settings in a futile attempt to match your voltage/clock settings to the new ram.
Enter BIOS by tapping Delete during the boot-up process (you can do this without memory installed).
Once there, look for an option to reset to default settings.
Save and exit (power down)
Reinstall the original memory and verify correct operation.

please be sure you have the correct memory sticks as follows -

SEE THIS WEBSITE

512MB x 2 DDR-SDRAM (DDR PC2700 or DDR PC3200)
Unbuffered - Non ECC.

Maximum recognized per slot is 512MB each for a total max upgrade of 1GB.
You will need to purchase different ram - as your PC will not recognize the 1GB sticks you have installed.
Please purchase an identical stick to the original to fully upgrade your PC.

There is no workaround. Your "new" memory is useless for this PC.

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When you replace RAM you must remove the battery and not touch the motherboard.
If you have not followed this two rules you may have damaged your laptop motherboard.

To find out if your laptop is fine, remove battery and unplag power adapter for ten minutes.

This will drain off power completely and reset laptop.

Before reassembling battery and re connecting adapter mount back the 256 Mb module, close cover and restart the laptop.

If the laptop is still irresponsive you may have damaged the laptop or your old memory module.

Also ensure RAM modules are well plugged inside the socket.

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Just shut down everything then remove the cmos battery and then insert the old ram of 512 as it was and reinsert the battery again and check out.also check out the monitor cable connected properly firmly to the board in proper directions.also check the pins of the cable of the moniter.if its bend inwars or loose it will not support make it proper if that is the case.

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Its the failue in the monitor just connect it to another machine and confirm first.then continue further.

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Hi!
Have you checked the clock freq. of ram before replacing? What is the freq. of your ram(like 660 or 800khz)?
When you connect the ram is it heating up? If its heating then its not seated correctly.
Please revert for further clarifications.
Thanks Rylee

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    Can you hear any beep sounds?


    Check for the display adapter connection.

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Unplug the power to the power supply box and hold the power button for 30 seconds,(This de energizes everything)The reinstall one strip of ram and restart computer,once it has loaded the first strip.shut down computer and install the second strip.

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First and foremost thing is please check if you have bought the correct memory type for this system here is the specification also note that with the factory configuration you can upgrade to a maximum of 1 Gb memory on this system
Memory
Architecture
DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors
two
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC DDR SDRAM
Minimum memory
128 MB
Maximum memory
1 GB
Memory type
DDR (non-ECC)
BIOS address
F8000h

Dell computer have diagnostic LEDS(4 lights) at eth back of the computer and a specific color sequence will tell you whats wrong with the system. check the manual to see and compare the diagnostic lights on your system. click here to downlod manual
(http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/manuals?~ck=ln&c=us&l=en&lnki=0&s=gen)

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    Saroj Sharma Feb 19, 2009

    3 beeps indicate that A failure occurred in the first 64 KB of memory. You will need to reseat the memory modules. please ensure that when you press the memory modules into the slot they clip in automatically.

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    Saroj Sharma Feb 20, 2009

    reseat all the connections including the ATX and the 12 volt connector...install the old RAM which was functional for now and startup the computer listen for any beep codes and also check the diagnostic LEDS if you have anything other than all four Green you will need to ensure the connections back again or narrow down the proble to a faulty part.

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    Saroj Sharma Feb 20, 2009

    Ensure that while installing the memory you match the cut out on the memory to that on the slot and then press it so that it snaps in by itself

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    mikebran Feb 16, 2014

    None of the above - Dimension 4500/4550 take up to 2GB

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Have you checked all connections inside on the mother board something may have come loose. this does not seem to be a typical problem as per i have never encountered. was the tower turned off and completely powered down before new ram was installed? any anti static devices used?

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Hi

Remove all the ram, start up without ram.
turn the computer off
plug in the original ram
start up. How is it?

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Ekse Feb 19, 2009

    Looking at dell documents

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy...



    The system supports






    Memory



    Architecture


    DDR SDRAM



    Memory connectors


    two



    Memory capacities


    128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC DDR SDRAM



    Minimum memory


    128 MB



    Maximum memory


    1 GB






    Seems like you have bought too much memory for this computer.



    Unplug the computer from all cables, I'd recommend you reset the bios. I don't know where the jumper for that is on this model, so just remove the memory battery overnight and place it back on the morning, try staring up with the original ram.

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Your motherboard will only handle up to 1024mb of total ram. You have 2 slots, so you can only put in a maximum of 512mb of ram per slot. You need to turn off your computer. Put in the old 512mb stick of ram then restart the computer. Since you tried that, make sure you have it in correctly and have it pushed in all the way. It should lock in automatically at the ends.  Get yourself another 512mb stick of 128 pin DIMM  DDR pc2700 ram. And double check your work to ensure you didn't make a mistake inserting it. Let us know how it goes with a comment.
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Disconnect the PC from power for 5 minutes and try again, this will allow a clean boot, on the RAM, di u use the correct one's, double check.

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    yadayada Feb 19, 2009

    did u try installing the original RAM chip?

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How much ram will a e210882 mother board support


this is likely a dell dimension 3000 mob, and should hold a maximum 2GB ram at maximum 400Mhz Front side bus speed

Nov 07, 2009 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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Added ram, now wont boot long beep


try removing the ram and try again

Jan 04, 2009 | AOpen AX4B-533 Motherboard

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Memory upgrade


Dell dimension 4100's only support a maximum of 512MB ram.

2 - 256MB PC133 SDRAM modules - 1 in each slot

Nov 20, 2008 | Dell Motherboard Dimension 4100 Intel 815...

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