I just installed two 512MB chips from Crucial. The laptop is only seeing 512MB not 1024MB. Any thoughts. I've replaced the old chips, reinstalled the new, made sure the BIOS is current. Any help would be appreciated.
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hello, here's a part of the spec from the hp website. It looks like you've got 256mb on board memory and one expansion memory slot in which you can fit a 1024mb card, giving you a max memory of 1280mb (1024+256). Hope this helps! nicam49
HardwareProduct Namezv5410USUS Product Number
1.8GHz AMD™ Athlon™ 64 Processor 3000+ with PowerNow!™
1MB L2 Cache
512MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256MB) at 333MHz
1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB)
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
64MB DDR (dedicated)
60GB (4200RPM) Hard Drive
External USB Floppy Drive available for customers via hpshopping.com or local retailers
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 ..
Ram should always be paired. Same type, speed and size in each slot. You may have 1 SIMM/DIMM/DDR that has 2 sides of chips and the other with 1 which will do exactly what you state.
RAM reads across the chips simultaneously. So if you have a different one in each slot it can go bonkers and do goofy stuff on you.
yeah thats a normal issue with the dimension 2400 as the older bios only supports a max of 1gb of memory you will need to go to the dell website which ive linked below and get the bios update which will give you support up to 2gb-pc3200 ddr memory
2nd.....Run Device manager to ascertain RAM installed
3rd.....Download Sandra Lite to find M/B specs.(Free Download)
4th.....Check if RAM is SODIMM,SDRAM,DDR,etc
5th.....Open PC case to ensure RAM slots available.
6th.....Purchase correct RAM.e.g.128MB->256MB,256MB->512MB,512MB->1024MB
Check to see if RAM slots are paired or not