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I added memory to my Dell Precision 4700. It beeps about 5 times and then does nothing. The memory type is correct, took all the ESD precautions, everything is pushed all the way in place and it still is not reading it. I started with (4) 512mb sticks and upped to (3) 1gb sticks. Please help.

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  • tommydib Nov 22, 2009

    can i use the memory i purchased for my dell 4700 on my dell 2400

  • Binesh Ellupurayil Balachandran

    check whether all the memory modules are of same type

  • Samuel Jayakumar May 11, 2010

    Could you please tell me the type of BIOS on the motherboard

  • Zach
    Zach May 11, 2010

    is the computer turning on or is it just beeping and doing nothing?

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Maybe: 1. One or all of the chips are bad - it happens try one at a time to find the culprit. 2. Make sure you started in the first slot 3. You have the wrong type of memory

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