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Dell dimension 2400 blue screen fault - page fault in non paged area. bug code 50. did system restore and changed memory board still faulty jim brand

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Have you ran diags? sometimes its a faulty HDD and you need to replace it. run diags. press f12 while the system is booting up then choose utility partiton. check for error messages on HDD if you got like error 142,145,146 you need to replace your HDD dude

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Most likely the computer itself, the mother board in the Dells aren't very good. I would suggest the next time you buy a computer you should get a Mac. You'll have no problems at all, and you'll find that Microsoft Office for Mac runs far better too.

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Will a NVIDIA GeForce gt 610 graphics processor work on a Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop


YES, Zian it will work....BUT,....................

1) It is a PCI graphics card, and uses a PCI expansion slot.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2898922&CatId=319

The Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop PC's motherboard, has three long white PCI slots,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/techov.htm#1105465

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Dimension-2400-Desktop-Motherboard-System-Main-Board-F5949-K5148-G1548-/190750417467?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2c699c623b

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI

If one of those long white PCI slots is open, you can use a PCI graphics card.

Concerned that the graphics card uses DDR3 graphics memory, and your computer only uses DDR Sdram ram memory?

Don't be.

The graphics card has it's own processor (Graphics Processing Unit), and graphics memory.
It runs independent of the system resources; the Processor and Ram Memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The concern is the Power Supply.
Original power supply's maximum rated Wattage is either 200 Watts, or 250 Watts.

The above graphics card requires a minimum system requirement/power supply requirement; of 300 Watts.

I would recommend replacing the Power Supply.
(Especially with it's age, if it is still the same one)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1389575&CatId=1078

ONE thing though..............
Watch the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, and the wires in it. Be sure they are in the standard place setup.

Check the pinout, and color code of the wires,

1) Dell Dimension 2400 desktop computer, 20-pin ATX main power cable connector pinout,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/techov.htm#1105612

2) STANDARD 20-pin ATX main cable connector pinout, and color code of wires; as set by JEDEC,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

[Be aware that the ATX main power cable, and connector, you get with a new power supply; such as the above, will have a 20 =4-pin ATX main power cable connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20plus4

Use the 20-pin connector, tie the 4-pin power cable up out of the way]

For a time period Dell was making the motherboard's main power cable connector - Proprietary.
Meaning they has that motherboard connector wire pinout changed.
Colors of wires were in a different place, than the standard setup by JEDEC.

Orange wires are 3.3 Volts (DC)
Red wires are 5 Volts (DC)
Yellow wires are 12 Volts (DC)
Black wires are Ground wires.

Guess what happens if a 12 Volt Yellow wire, is plugged into where a Black Ground wire is supposed to be?

ZZZZZZzzzzt! Motherboard fries, processor fries, ram memory fries, and graphics card. (If used)

Check the color code of the wires, in the 20-pin ATX main power cable's CONNECTOR, for the Dimension 2400's power supply.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 14, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My Dell Dimension 2400 has stopped working - how do i restore the factory settings ?


Hello,

It appears your model Dell 2400 should have been supplied with the CD's for reinstalling Windows XP, CD will be green or blue in color and the drivers and applications that came with the computer.

If so, back up your files first to an external drive and then put the CD in the CD drive and reboot the computer. It should come up to reinstall XP.

If good to go, you will be prompted to install the second Cd as well as online XP updates.
Software that was installed after you bought the computer also wouyld have to be reinstall as well as restoring your backed up file.

Rememberm all data is lost when you reinstall your operating system, unless these is a choice on install that may ask for destructive, or non-destrutive (keeps files).

I am attaching a link to Dell for your to copy and paste into your web browser for the support page for drivers and user guide in the event you need to reveiw the process.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Sep 06, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Where should I look in the computer (Dell dimension 8400) for the problem windows shuts down and a blue screen error message saying page fault in a non page area.


Hi friend,

You need to check your ram in your computer.. i think your RAM is not good running...so try to change then ram ...then it will work..

Jan 06, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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How to reset my dell computer dimension 2400 back to factory settings. when I turn on the computer I was told oce I see the blue dell logo to press CTRL F11 but it want bring nothing up to default it back!...


Here are the Dell instructions for PC-Restore. The actual process is listed in step 3
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&cs=2684&l=en&s=pub&docid=DC47E7957E35BBC0E030A68F27280D16&journalid=752C8744BD74435FE040AE0AB6E1477A&Query=cGMrcmVzdG9yZQ==&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A926&ServiceTag=&contenttype=-1&os=-1&component=-1&lang=-1&doclang=en&toggle=false
When you start the system, after the Dell Splash Screen, there should be a black screen with a blue bar across the top with www.dell.com in white letters. If that page does not show, then PC-Restore will not work. If you do see that screen, you have to be very fast with the CTRL+F11 key combination at that screen. It should open PC Restore by symantec. On a system this old, it if very likely the restore image is no longer intact and my not function. If you get into the tool and it errors out, or you have no PC-Restore, then you will need to install XP from the CD and load drivers.

Oct 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Kingston Hyperx memory suitable for dell dimension 2400?


go to your motherboard web site check with them to see if it right or not trust only board company is the best jim

Apr 17, 2009 | Kingston HyperX 512MB PC3000 DDR DIMM...

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Dell Demension 4600 motherboard memory


From the Dell specifications page for Dimension 4600:
Memory
Architecture
Dual Channel DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors
Four
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, 512-MB or 1-GB
Minimum memory
128-MB DDR SDRAM
NOTE: Between 32 and 64 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
Maximum memory
4 GB
Memory type
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
(non-ECC)

Mar 09, 2009 | Dell (2336V) Motherboard

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Keep getting blue screen with Stop code oxoooooofc


Hi have u tried F8 then safe mode then a system restore

Jan 14, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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I have a dell 2400


Try going into safemode and doing a system restore to the last time the unit worked.

Nov 12, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Get the blue screen


If your Dell was built after 6/04, you have a recovery partition. Press Ctrl+F11 on startup to restore the system to the way it was when delivered.

Downloadable pdf manual for your machine:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimc521/en/OM_EN/RP333A00.pdf
See page 56.

Aug 03, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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