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Dell dimension 3000 memory card

I upgraded memory stick from a 512 & 256 to 1gig, got a scrambled screen. replaced the old cards and got a beep code. Installed a 256 video card, with 1gig I get the bios page to come up but does not finish booting up. With old cards, beep code.

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  • sppac Feb 21, 2008

    Dell Dimension3000, DOM July 2005. I tried reseting memory stick several times, swapping slots (initially installed in slot #3) When I reverted back to the original setup all I got was a beep code. I now have a GYYG light code. I can't find what that code means. With original cards I get YYGG, which indicates a memory problem. I slaved the hard drive to an old PC to save some files and clean up the disk, the hd seems to work fine. A couple of times while trying to boot the new PC, I received a message (trp2) contact Dell. I'm about at my wits end. I am only running a single 1gig card, would it help to install another one?

  • sppac Feb 22, 2008

    The OS is whatever came from the factory. HD is a western 40gig with XP Home edition. I did call Dell but the guy seemed the think that something in the mobo went bad, he wasn't sure. That's the reason I installed the Video card, I thought that perhaps the built in card couldn't handle the extra memory. I can't get into the system to install the drivers, though. Could this be an issue?

  • sppac Mar 15, 2008

    Ok, I have a new MoBo for a Dell 3000. My new question is: Should I use a low memory card and install the video card software before I install the 1gig card?

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If your pc is old, it may not be compatible with that amount of memory.. check to see your are buying the correct type of memory, a lot of pc's vary depending on model.. be sure to push down firmly when installing the memory stick.. hope this helps

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  • donna mcgill Feb 22, 2008

    yikes, it sounds like you have tried everything and unfortunately it seems to be a bigger issue than i think we both thought it would be.. i know many of my friends that had a dell always had issues but it seems to be the way pc's are going these days unless to actual buy a workstation or something like that.. as for adding more memory, yeah that may help but i hate to see you spend the money and then still have to contact dell to find out you didnt need to buy that extra..mmm what os are you running on just out of curiosity?

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