Upgrading ram on Dell Inspiration 1100 laptop. New ram not recognized. Latest dell bios installed (V32) before 512x2 ram installed. Used Crucial memory scan to verify max upgrade I could install. With new ram chips (Crucial,512mb,333hhz,pc2700,ddr, 2 chips) installed, computer will not boot, just two flashing indicator lights at the top of the keyboard. Any ideas?
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Re: upgrading ram on laptop, new ram not recognized.
Remove the bios battery for a few seconds...and place it back on ...this will make it see the new ram memory modules...if you are sure they are compatible ..they will work .....in fact ..the ddr1 333 512 M is more that compatible with your system and it will work after you remove the battery ...\ my recommendation is to reinstall a clean operation system after you boot up ...and format the C partition too...this have to be done after memory changes to get the max out of them ..
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Do you have the right memory for your Dell?
Memory Upgrade for Dell Dimension 1100 Computer, the Dell Dimension 1100 Computer takes the PC2700/3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR. Memory Type, and comes installed with 128 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell Dimension 1100 Computer to up to a maximum of 2.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 128 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer. Choose the following Memory Upgrade for Dell Dimension 1100 Computer.
There must be problem with your bios, try upgrading the bios firmware with the new version...You can get the latest update for your bios through the manufacturers website and update it..Once dome , your new harddisk or the old one should be ready....
And try to s\check that the installation of your OS is done through reliable CD, beacuse there is sa chance of virus, which may affect the boot sector leading to no loading from HDD...
To temperorily upgrade your bios, boot from LINUX AUTORUN BOOTABLE cd, which is available free for download and you upgrade your BIOS
You should check with the folks at Dell since whoever wrote their technical manuals for this machine can't do basic math. There are 2 memory slots and each can handle a maximum capacity of 512MB, yet they claim the maximum capacity for the machine is 2GB instead of 1GB. Using 512MB modules would probably work.
this are the things that will help you upgrade your laptop.
first of all replace the ram memory with a higher configuration.then get your hard disk reformat by reinstalling fresh operating system like windows xp-sp2 or windows vista.install all the latest updates and drivers and its done.
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It's hard to say without your service tag to know what motherboard they installed, what type of ram you're using, etc. You can access a lot of automated info by entering the service tag at Dell's site, available by clicking here But you're going to be limited, at best, expecially by today's standards. You might be better off getting a new system and installing your hard drive as a slave, if you're attached to some of what's installed there. You'd still have to have access to installation files for all your applications, though.
May be your system is not supporting usb 2.0.That's way your dvd writer is not functioing at higer speed.To get the advantage of latest technology like this,ultimately u need the latest motherboard .Instead of upgrading your hard drive,Ram and other compnents u should have gone for a new laptop .Cost wise also u could have got full satisfection.