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Emachine w3118 memory

Is it low density or high density memory?

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While the reason you want to know density might help to answer, if you are buying memory you only need to know it will work in your machine

when I bought memory for my computer I googled brand and model number with the word "memory" and found a seller that had a little tool I down loaded and ran to tell me what memory was needed

memory is very cheap now days so price compare before you buy

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Why am I not getting no signal between computer and monitor. Computer is emachine W3118


According to
eMachines W3118 8512780 eMachines Desktop PC User Guide

Your machine may support more than one monitor and have more than one monitor port. Change the cable connecting the computer and monitor to a different monitor port as the computer may not yet be configured for the port you have plugged the monitor in to.

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Getting a no signal input on monitor on an emachine w3118 what would cause this


Several things xopunkyxox.

No Signal means there is no Video Signal coming from the computer. The monitor is working fine.

eMachines computers are budget computers. This means they sell for a low price, but also have low quality hardware components used inside the computer.

There are two top issues for computer failure. These really affect an eMachines computer.

1) Power Supply
The PSU (Power Supply Unit) used is a low quality unit to begin with, in an eMachines.

2) Dirty computer.
Dirt, dust, etc., can bring a computer down to it's knees.

The eMachines W3118 desktop computer uses an FIC K8MC51G motherboard.
(First International Computers, inc)

(The eMachines W3118 desktop computer is a North American model)

FIC K8MC51G Specifications:

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105554/105554sp25.shtml

http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/AMD/K8MC51G.aspx

The eMachines W3118 motherboard has a Socket 754 processor socket.
Comes with an AMD Sempron 3100+ processor.
(1.8GHz)

AMD processors run HOT. Keep the Heatsink, and Fan on top of the processor, CLEAN.
The Thermal Compound (Thermal Paste or Thermal Grease) that is in-between the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, can dry out over time.
The heat developed by the Processor when operating does this.

A Power Supply (SMPS) has two cooling features.
1) The internal fan that you can see by looking at the back of the Power Supply, (Back of computer)
2) Heatsinks used inside the Power Supply.

Example of an internal view of an average SMPS,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

Click on the photo to the top right. In-between the letters B and C, and also C and D, are aluminum Heatsinks.
What looks to be finned rectangles arranged in a vertical strip.

When the fan's blades, center hub, and surrounding cage, (Shroud) are clogged with 'gunk', the cooling capacity of the Fan drops tremendously.

Same thing with the fins of the Heatsinks.

[Construction of an average Heatsink is a plate of metal with tall, thin fins protruding from it.
The plate of metal absorbs heat from whatever object it is placed against, and the tall, thin fins absorb heat from the plate of metal.

The fins then radiate the heat away. With a fan used in conjunction with a Heatsink, the fan pushes air in-between the fins, and around the fins. The air flow helps carry heat away]

Heat = Wasted Energy
The overheated Power Supply strains to keep up with the call for power, but eventually fails.
(Hardware components inside the Power Supply fail)

I'm willing to bet it's Power Supply failure.
Test the three main voltages from the Power Supply. (3.3 Volts, {Orange}, 5 Volts {Red}, and 12 Volts, {Yellow)

The next thing to be an inherent problem with an eMachine desktop computer, are the Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard.
Low quality capacitors are used.
(Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor)

Visual identification of bad capacitors, (Electrolytic),

http://www.capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/index.htm

[NOTE*
Not all bad Electrolytic Capacitors show visual signs of failure. Sometimes the Electrolytic Paste inside the capacitor dries up. No bulging case, or leakage will be present ]

Summary:
1) Computer unplugged from power, Anti-Static Precautions observed, clean the inside of the computer out.
2) Replace the Power Supply.

Also remove the Ram Memory modules, ('Stick'), and clean the gold plated contact pins on the ram memory module, with a pencil eraser.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(You can click on the photo to enlarge)

Your eMachines W3110 uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
184 contact pins. 92 on Each side.

[It is DDR Sdram that operates at either 333MegaHertz {333MHz}, or 400MegaHertz. {400MHz}. Also know as PC2700 or PC3200, respectively]

Handle the ram memory by the body. Refrain from touching the contact pins.
The body of the ram memory is coated with a see-through protective plastic, which shields it from Static.

The pencil eraser is rubbed going Down the contact pin. Start at the top, and go down. If you are using the eraser on the end of a pencil, and not a solid eraser, refrain from letting the metal band touch the contact pins.

After you have cleaned each contact pin it may look as though you have not done very much.
I assure you have. Doesn't take much 'corrosion' on a gold plated surface.

Use air to remove the eraser dust before reinstalling the ram memory.
You can use a can of compressed air for computers, or air pressure from your mouth will be sufficient.

Use compressed air to clean out the ram memory slot/s on the motherboard also.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 18, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Hi, I don't know if I should get single or double sided ram for this mother board, and is low density ram ok? Thanks, Wayne


This mainboard uses DDR400 memory


A High Density module is by far much slower than Low Density module at the same speed rating say PC3200/DDR400. High density modules are FAR CHEAPER, less than half the price when compare with low density modules and hence high density modules will NOT work on 90% of today's PC chipsets. LOW DENSITY modules have 100% compatibility with ALL systems and ALL chipsets. HIGH DENSITY modules only have 10% compatibility and are VERY SLOW.


So AVOID those 'High-Density - 128Mx4 config 1GB modules which is usually UNBRANDED and is NO NAME!


With this in mind it is far better to use low density Ram. Most RAM cards today are double sided, it all depends on the capacity of the RAM card.


Please rate this solloution as it it much appreciated.

Thanks.

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I need to know if my T5048 dsktop computer is a high density or low density for upgrading memory


Take a stick of the old memory with you to the store and they can identify and get you what you need.

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How do I determine what kind of memory that I need?


Go to Crucial.com and install their configuration utility through your browser. They will tell you what you have and all the combinations you can do to max out your system. Look at the specs of the RAM and you can get it from Crucial or some other vendor.

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My laptop has 256K memory installed. I purchased 512 RAM (max I can add is 1024) and installed it in my hp Pavilion zt1230 laptop. Per Kahlon.com instructions, I cleaned gold leads with eraser and popped...


Is it a High Density memory? There are two different types of memory, High and Low. Low density is the universal but High density, may be cheaper but the motherboard needs to be compatible with High density memory. Although your memory fits in the slot, I think you have High density memory hence why it won't boot up and does when you remove the memory.

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low density works alot more often then high density, HD is just cheaper and thats mostly why it't not compatible with as many boards.
Good luck,
Lee

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Memory Stick Installation


So it seems you got the DDR / DDR2 side of the equation correct, but unknown to most, there is 'low' and 'high' density memory.

The density of memory refers to the number of chips used to make the total amount of memory that your memory stick contains. e.g. High density memory has few, large capacity chips to make up the 1024MB of memory on the stick, whereas low density memory uses many, small capacity chips to make up the same 1024MB total on the stick.

Typically, if it is a low / high density conflict, it is the 'low density' sticks only that will boot.

Me, I purchase Kingston memory when I'm unsure what the motherboard will be, and it has never failed to work.

I fix computers.

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