I've got this small form factor Dell Optiplex GX620 and I wanted to upgrade the memory from a pair of 512 MB simms to a single 2GB dimm. The existing memory was 533 MHz (PC 4200) so I figured I could just buy anything faster than that and under-clock it.
I ended up buying a 2GB strip of 800 MHz (PC 6400) memory for $30, and installed it. The system appeared to boot just fine, but when I try to log into windows, the system hangs for a moment, and then gives me a series of errors before starting a shutdown timer and rebooting.
Does anyone know if this is related to the memory speed being too fast, just some configuration problem, or something else?
you can type in your dell service tag number located on the back, or just picking out the model.
Try using just using the new memory stick by itself without the old ones.
If your computer came with a disk ( it should) It either Blue or Black, if its black, boot from cd and it will load a test program, try using that to check that the memory is good. If its blue then its older and just lets you re-install windows.
If its looping, where it gives you a black screen with options to boot in safe mode but restarts no matter what option you pick.
Load the windows cd like your going to re-install, Boot from cd ( F12 ) on boot, pick boot cd drive and when it loads, pick ( R) for repair and when it goes to command prompt, type in. ( chkdsk C: /p ) exactly like that
it will run a repair. When done, type EXIT and hit enter.
When it restarts, remove the disk and see if it gives you the option again to pick how to start windows.
Pick ( star windows normally ) see if this works.
If the repair works then it wasnt the memory as much as it was just Dells Crappy hardware configuration.
Let me know what happens and i can try to help you further.
It could be a bad memory stick that you happened to get.
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Hi Carl, I am guessing you are asking about the Dell Optiplex "GX"620. :-) Anyway, if you are using the all-in-one setup shown in this picture:
then unfortunately, with the small form factor case that is used with this particular version of the Optiplex GX620, the motherboard doesn't have any expansion ports to be able to install a PCIe card. Here is a picture of the small form factor case with the side panel off of it so you can see how little room is left in the case after all of the components are installed.
As I am not familiar with what you are trying to accomplish or why you need a firewire card installed, I can only make a small suggestion, such as looking for a firewire to USB adapter for whatever you are trying to connect to your computer. If you are able to expand on what you are trying to accomplish, or what kinds of problems you are having, I would happy to try to lend you my expertise. :-) I hope this helps.
If I remember correctly, that Dell has two memory module slots, so 2 512 mb modules of non-ecc pc133 memory is the max that the system board will allow. This is controlled by the system board chipset, and not by the bios.
Don´t lose time for that, I think that you have integrated grafik in own chip, and they have same options with 1 or 64 MB, option in bios, that isn´t a standard shared grafik. Try AGP card if you have a socet for that.
Remove the 256mb memory and insert the 512mb memory in slot1 and see whether it works. Please note that the memory needs to be in pairs. I think the GX260 is mini tower has two different moles 1) PC3200 compatible with memory - 184 Pin DDR3200 400MHz 2) PC2700 compatible with memory -184 Pin DDR2700 333MHz Please enter the service tag on dell.com and find the manual and the right memory for your PC All the best!
OptiPlex GX270 can be small form-factor, small desktop or small mini-tower. The DIMM slots and therefore maximum memroy capacity depends on the form factor. Double check our OptiPlex GX270 and find memory info below.
Memory Type 333MHz (PC2700) or 400MHz (PC3200) DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors/DIMM Slots small form-factor: 2 small desktop: 4 small mini-tower: 4
Memory capacities Supported 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB non-ECC
Minimum memory 128 MB
Maximum memory small form-factor: 2 GB small desktop: 4 GB small mini-tower: 4 GB