Question about Dell Computers & Internet
I just bought an older Dell off of someone today...it's pretty much a dinosaur. This thing 'appears to be' clean..but it takes forever to start & a long time between *mouse click to actual program response* i threw an additional 512 stick of ram at it...but the differences were only subtle. additional details: its running Win XP, came with 256mb RAM (laughable) ..and a 40 gig HD,..not sure of the processor etc..it took too long & i got impatient. thanks..any help is appreciated
I suggest that you reinstall the operating system of that computer and upgrade the Memory stick and hard drive. However you have to make sure that the computer can handle the upgrades. What is the manufacturer of the computer?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: not seeing other stick of ram
MAYBE YOUR COMPUTER ISNT CAPABLE OF HANDLING MORE THAN 1 GB ram UPGRAPE LOOK AT THE SPECS ON THIS MODEL TO SEE WHAT MAX MEMORY IT WILL SUPPORT.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
SOURCE: Dell optiplex p4 1.8ghz: RAM
Best and easiest thing to do is go to www.crucial.com and run a scan of your computer. It will tell you what you have, how much it will hold, and what kind of modules.
Yes, it's safe.
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Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: dell 2400 ram upgrade problem
RAM can be finicky so first test all memory slots with a known good stick (your 512MB). Make sure you're starting from a complete power down and you get a POST beep (hopefully your system is set up to beep when it powers on) and everything loads up all the way through to your OS.
Once you do that with all your memory slots test with the new stick by itself in all memory slots. If neither of the memory slots work with the new stick but you verify that it works in another system you should then check your BIOS settings and RAM timings to ensure compatibility with your stick. If you can't find the timing on the RAM stick itself, look up the manufacturer's part number for the information.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
SOURCE: NO SIGNAL NO KEYBOARD NO MOUSE
Looks like one key on your keybord is constantly depressed specially if you are using a keyboard which is made by combining 3 layers of semitransparent plastic sheets with a rubber cup under each key. These keyboard fail without any warning and sudeenly one day when u switch on ur PC, it will make the motor, fan,running, but NO DISPLAY. Is this what has occured? If so and even if the PS2 connector of the keybord(if u are not using a USB keyboard), check for looseness or any bent pin. Remove the jack and try starting ur PC. If it behaves (soundwise & vibrationwise) as earlier then its definitely keyborad problem. If possible, before buying a new one try any keyborad which is working condition and check If problem remais, then do post your feedback & i'll try my best....sodeep
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
To make your system run faster there are few things you can try.
1. clean out as much things from starting during system startup.
2. check your user profile, reduce your profile as much as possible. create a folder on the root of the C-drive and move as much stuffs off your desktop and mydocument.
3. Make sure you have enough disk space.
4. you can try to increase the virtural memory a little more.
5. last thing is get more memory.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
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