Question about Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 1100 does not see new memory

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.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 729 Answers
Re: Dell Inspiron 1100 does not see new memory

Install one memory first to any of the memory slots and boot your laptop... then do the same on the other slot with the same memory.

Now do the same step to the other memory...

That is to see if any of the two memory has a problem or to see which memory slot has a problem... You should find a problem in there... that would be memory or the memory slot.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I want to know which memory to buy for my pc. I checked it on and it said I could upgrade to 1gb. When I looked inside the cover I saw a 256mb memory chip but could not see how many slots it...

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!

Product Name zv5410US US Product Number PR465UA#ABA Microprocessor 1.8GHz AMD™ Athlon™ 64 Processor 3000+ with PowerNow!™ Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256MB) at 333MHz Memory Max 1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB) Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go Video Memory 64MB DDR (dedicated) Hard Drive 60GB (4200RPM) Hard Drive Diskette Drive External USB Floppy Drive available for customers via or local retailers

Jan 11, 2011 | HP Pavilion zv5410US Notebook

2 Answers

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 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 ..

Nov 13, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

1 Answer

Adding memory, new total not recognized: IBM Thinkpad R51e-1844

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.

Jun 14, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

1 Answer

Can't upgrade memory

According to the user manual for your laptop, it can only support pc-100 memory. If your going to upgrade your memory just make sure you use pc-100 and also the max amount of memory is 256mb in each slot so you would be maxed out at 512MB.

You can verify the info from this link from Dell:

May 23, 2009 | Dell PC Laptops

1 Answer

I add memory to my gateway laptop.

maybe the memory is not compatible... there is a dsgnated memory speed... take it to the experts.. dont try to kill ur laptop..

Jan 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

3 Answers

Dell Inspiron 1100 won't read 512 Meg ram.

I had the same problem. I tried several brands of memory unsuccessfully, though they all guaranteed that their products would work with my machine. Finally, my brother (who works in IT) recommended that I go through The Upgrade Place ( Great price - less than half of what Dell charges - and the memory worked immediately upon installation.

When I told them that I had a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, they said that my PC required proprietary memory (which is true). I paid with a credit card and received the part two days later.

Good luck,
Jay DeKing

Dec 27, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

1 Answer

512Mb - 1024Mb Memory upgrade problem

go to controlpanel -settings -hardware manager -search for new hardware. automaticaly your system as 1024mb. ok try it allthe best.

Nov 12, 2008 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

Installing ram

You need to go into the bio and update the memory there and the Yellow ! will go away. Boot the PC, select the F8 key during post, go into the setting for Memory and accept the change and you should be good to go. Let me know //D

Apr 25, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

1 Answer

Installiing memory in inspiron 1000

You compuer comes with this already installed.

  • 512MB PC2100 DDR Memory
  • You can only install another 512MB total 1G.


    To get into where the chip is should be underneath that laptop secured by two screws.  If you find there is no chip inthere already then all you need to do is place the other chip into the slot.  The first is already in there and to get that you have to go through the removing the keyboard.

    Oct 17, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook Logo

    Related Topics:

    71 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Dell PC Laptops Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    1038 Answers

    Sudeep Chatterjee
    Sudeep Chatterjee

    Level 3 Expert

    3267 Answers

    Donna Sander

    Level 2 Expert

    193 Answers

    Are you a Dell PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides