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My Dell C610 won't reconize the second stick of 256 mb memory

I tried to put an additional stick of 256 mb memory into my dell c610 laptop but it won't reconize it . do I have to change the Bio's or do I need 2 of the same name brand sticks of memory ? PLEASE help I would like to upgrade my laptop to a 512 until I can afford a better laptop . Dove143@frontiernet.net Thank you

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  • dove143 Nov 27, 2007

    helpful but still doesn't work . Thank you for your quick reponse

  • dove143 Nov 28, 2007

    No the new memory is not that same brand the only thing that matches up is that it is PC133 256mb

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Update your bios from the dell website searching your computer "update bios c610".
Newer memory has that problem, I am having it too with a c600 and inspiron 2500 and was told to update the bios by installing the download while the system is still working on the old ram, then re-boot with new ram.

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As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information
where did you get the memory?
If it is in properly and does't work,it is either bad or the wrong part number for your Dell C610

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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    Thomas Christopher Nov 28, 2007

    Is the new memory excactly the same as the original one?



    The Dell Latitude C610 uses PC-133 SDRAM SODIMM type memory and has 2 bank(s) of 1 socket(s) each for a total of 2 memory socket(s) . The Dell Latitude C610 comes standard with 128MB of RAM and supports up to 1GB of RAM Your system does not support ECC. Because ECC and non-ECC modules should not be mixed within a system, install the same type of modules that are already in your system.

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    Thomas Christopher Dec 01, 2007

    If it still doesnt work. Take back the stick you got and get another. Yes, sometimes memory slips past inspection.

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