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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Re: dell dimension 3000 memory card
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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A beep code of 3-3-4= Video Memory(RAM) Test Failurethat would explain why you get nothing on your screen the first thing you would need to do is disconnect your monitor and try it on another computer. if it works fine then the problem is your video card. If that the case and the video card is intergrated with the motherboard, you will need to repalce the motherboard --- Sorry-- Please vote me a 10 when this works
Depending on the main board, 6 beeps usually signify's either a RAM issue (like a bad connection or incompatible ram) or an expansion slot issue so check any other cards you may have installed and make sure that The new RAM stick is compatible with the main board.. The main board model code is printed on the main board. Use it to search for audible fault codes, or go to www.upgrading and repairing computers.com and search for the beep codes for the main board on this site. Also, try reseating all the RAM sticks and expansion cards, especially graphics card..make sure you have not dislodged any data connectors and double check everything..
Check the technical specification section to see if u bought the correct memory type for this computer to upgrade..if yes then proceed to the adding and replacing parts section to check for the instructions on adding memory.
the memory sticks are not connected properly as you are getting the beeps out of the computer when turning on... if in case the memory cards are connected properly the system should not beep while turning it on so please try to reconnect the memory cards properly & see if you are getting the prompt"the amount of system memory has changed" coming up in that case the system is working fine.
Dell has a really good support site. You log on, enter your service tag number (on the top of side of your PC) and they will tell you exactly how much ram you support, the type of ram needed and how many slots it has. If it was a matching pair then it should be working, unseat it and reseat it, it may not be in all the way. If still don't show then put it back in the old computer and see if it reads it. If not then the RAM stick got damaged during the move. But no doubt you should be able to handle more that 1GB of RAM. Good Luck, let me know if you have any questions.
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Did you add the two sticks with the 512 or remove the 512 and add the two 1gb sticks? Try booting the machine with ONLY the 1gb sticks in.
Your machine supports 1gb modules but they can't be higher than 533MHz. Check that the memory you purchased was either PC3200 (400MHz) or PC4200 (533MHz) and is 1.8v. If you post the part number off of one of the modules I can look it up for you.
Please take one of the memory cards and try and try the same card in all the slots also try the second memory card. Also check if your getting the memory beep at the start up and dell diagnostic lights all the lights should be green