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Adding RAM I own a Dimension 4600 with Pentuim 4 CPU and 256 MB of RAM. I wanted to add more memory and ordered two 1G DDR RAM stick and plugged them into the computer and I got a repeating beep and the computer would not turn on. They are both 400MHz. Would you know what the issue would be. Andrew

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Re: Adding RAM

Those beeps are a series of codes that are telling you what is wrong. You can look up the beep codes and the LED codes on the back of the PC at this site: That's the long route. The short route is that you likely either bumped your video card and need to re-seat it, or the memory you installed is not completely seated. Try re-seating it if you haven't already.

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I have a dell dimension 4600. It has original memory cards installed. 2 256 MB for a total of 512 ram. I recently tried to install 1 GB memory card. When I start up computer it beeps several times,...


several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.

Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.

If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.

the specs can be found at this link

the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies

memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM

i hope this helps --

Dec 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I upgraded my RAM to 1 Gig but it's still showing only 256 meg. Why?

Hi this model sopport 2Gig Memory Ram.

RAM Technology DDR SDRAM Installed RAM 512 MB Max Supported RAM 2 GB Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Installed Cache Memory 256 KB
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM Installed RAM 512 MB Max Supported RAM 2 GB Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Installed Cache Memory 256 KB
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM Installed RAM 512 MB Max Supported RAM 2 GB Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Installed Cache Memory 256 KB
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
Installed RAM 512 MB
Max Supported RAM 2 GB
Number of Memory Slots 2 x DIMMs
Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz
Installed Cache Memory 256 KB

Please check in to your Bios system maybe share memory Video or capacity is setting

Nov 03, 2010 | Dell Dimension B110 PC Desktop

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RAM compatibilty

No, DDR 400 will not work. The best thing you can do is call Dell and give them your information. Model number and that kind of information and let them tell you what kind of ram you need. If you put the wrong type of ram in your machine it could cause major damage. There are so many different kinds of memory out there, not to mention high and low denisity. Your machine may use PC2700 high density and if you try to use PC2700 low density it will not work. One other thing that you can try is uninstall a stick of your ram and write down everything on the stickers and then go to some place like kingston memory and use their memory locator to find what you need.

Dec 01, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension 4600 desktop memory upgrade

well first the mother board needs to be capable of handleing that much memory you can check that by going to the dell website and checking the specs on that model pc or mother board if the bios isn't recognizing it the chances are it won't but take out the 512 stick and just try one of the 1Gig if it does recognize that then try the second stick if it doesn't recognize them both then chances are it can't handle that much memory.

Oct 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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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.
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Apr 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Need to know mem spd...333...400 etc to add cards

Memory Installed 512 MB (2 x 256) Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM DIMM slots Four Open DIMM slots Two

Thats the sticks you need

Good luck


Feb 26, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1630NX PC Desktop

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Which memory ram for amilo pro v7010

Here's a link to the Data Sheet with the specifications to that Laptop in Adobe Reader format.

Looks like your Laptop came with either 256 or 512 MB of DDR SDRAM and it is upgradable to 2 GB of DDR SDRAM.

You can check to see exactly how much RAM your computer came with by going to Control Panel, double-click System and it should tell you how much RAM you currently have in the System Properties box.

The motherboard has 2 slots for RAM, you you could add a second 256 MB or a second 512 MB stick of RAM. Or if you wanted to upgrade to the 2GB of maximum RAM this computer handles, then you can take out the RAM chip(s) that is installed and install two 1G DDR SDRAM.

Jan 31, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Want to kow how much ram I can add and where to buy it.


Dimension 2350 Series has two memory connectors and supports non-ECC PC2100 (266-MHz) DDR SDRAM memory modules. Supported memory capacities are 128, 256, or 512MB. The maximum (total) memory is 1GB.

Regarding where you could buy? I suppose you can check you local PC store. There is always eBay if you fancy.


May 16, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop

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Ram memory

press f2 on the initial delll logo on startup
once on the bios num lock, caps lock and scroll lock so that all 3 keys are on
press alt + e
press alt + f
press esc
select save changes and exit
it should wrk

Apr 19, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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