Question about Medion MD-1704 PC Desktop
I tried putting the 2 x 1gb sticks of ram in the same slots the
original 256 mbs were in but the pc just locks up & doesn't even
start windows. I can get a refund from the seller but have read various
articles about having to put so many sticks in certain banks etc. So
maybe it's just a matter of getting the right combination but i'm
scared of hashing up my pc again. Its a Medion MD MT6 (8383xl) any
suggestions or do u think the ram is faulty?
I would guess that it's high density memory. Ebay is flooded with it. Read the following article, it's claims are a bit bolder than they ought to be regarding the number of boards that will accept high density memory modules, but the rest is fact.
eBay Guides - Myth Low Density vs High Density memory modules
You'd be better getting your memory from places like microdirect or ebuyer.
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Posted on Mar 19, 2008
i needs to the rams are in same speed. if it not you put a rams in same speed
next you need to study your motherboard manual it supports the ram speed.if ever this is ok. then your ram will be faulty
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
You know that there is a limit of amount of ram on your motherboard, try check google for it.
Posted on May 31, 2009
My guess is that the RAM isn't as fast as the original memory. Turn down any overclocking, also in the BIOS set the CAS latency to match the new RAM. I had exact same issue, and found that the RAM I purchased was CAS2.5 where my previous RAM was CAS2.0 The system was set for 2.0, and the slower 2.5 memory just made my PC lock up. I changed the BIOS CAS LAtency, and it works fine (But kinda bummed that the ram is a touch slower)
To Fix, go into BIOS Setup (Usually Del, or a function key while booting)
Find CAS Latency, should be under advanced settings or something like this.
Change to a higher number (Higher number = slower)
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.
the specs can be found at this link
the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies
memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
i hope this helps --
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