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Added 2gb memory (max) to dell dimension 2400 and now screen is jittery after startup and locks up. Any ideas?

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    joecoolvette May 31, 2010

    Manufacturer name and number of ram memory. Is the 2GB of ram memory, two ram modules? (Module = 'Stick')

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Bad ram. Try pulling out one stick and starting it. Then try the other stick in the same spot.

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I have hopelessly slow windows xp, Dell Dimension 2400, 2.52GHz, 384 MB of RAM [2002, owned since 2004] Have deleted all invisible startups, run a clean virus scan, run cleanup/cleandisk, disk...


Hi,

It makes no wonder that the machines slow with only having 384MB of RAM installed.

If you were to max out the memory capacity of the machine which i suspect is DDR SDRAM and probably has a maximum of 2GB as this would make the machine much faster that what it is now.

384MB of RAM is just not good enough to run XP properly these days.

If the machine is still in good working order (apart from it being slow) then you could upgrade the RAM.


Regards.

Jul 19, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Put in new memory in a dell 2400 now front


make sure all cables are properly seated inside the case. just the d light being yellow and no other means some other failure occured,

Feb 20, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Upgrades and advice!!!!!


2GB is the maximum amount of ram you can install in your Dimension 2400. Depending on how much ram you have in it now,.. you could get a substantial speed difference by upgrading. You can upgrade the video card if you want. If you want to upgrade to 2 GB and upgrade to a decent vid card,.. you are looking at about $180 for parts. you will need to determine if that is something you want to put into the 2400 or buy a new computer with substantial speed and performance difference for about $500 from Dell. If you have any further questions, please post a comment here and I will answer them for you.

Feb 08, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Old memory + new


Depends. I think your dell 2400 will accept up to 2GB, in which case it shouldn't be an issue. Some systems like only paired memory, but yours isn't one of them. I recently upgraded a gateway with exactly your config and it works just fine. In fact, better than ever.
You'll quickly find out when you plug them in.
Also see this link to the crucial memory advisor.
And that way if you ever decide to max it out...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Jun 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I need to know how much memory I can add to my PC?


Your machine's max memory is 2GB. It takes several flavors of ram so here is a link that lists the types of memory you can use in your machine.

Note: I don't necessarily endorse or recommend the seller's link I've included, it's simply for illustrative purposes.

Feb 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Dimension 2400 is at 1.5MG - will not go to 2.0MG per manual!


yeah thats a normal issue with the dimension 2400 as the older bios only supports a max of 1gb of memory you will need to go to the dell website which ive linked below and get the bios update which will give you support up to 2gb-pc3200 ddr memory

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Dec 07, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Added a memory stick to my Dell 2400 Desktop computer and the monitor, mouse, & keyboard won't work


Hi

The supported Memory types for Dimension 2400 Series is PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC). Supported Memory capacities are 128, 256, or 512MB and a Max if 1GB (1024MB).

The first obvious question is does the new 512MB Memory module meet the above specification? Some Memory modules are able to steep down speed.

If it does, then first ensure the new memory module is properly installed. Take ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) precautions or you may damage the new memory module and/or the system board.

To proceed compare the system beeps and diagnostics lights color and sequence to the Advanced Troubleshooting guide.

It is possible that the new memory is DOA (Dead On Arrival). Or there is a new fault on the system. If you have access to another compatible system, you may test the new and old memory modules. You may also swap the new and old memory modules to determine if the memory slot is at fault.

Lastly, if you remove the new memory module, does the system complete POST (Power On Self Test)?. If it does you may indeed have a DOA or incompatible part.


Mike

Jul 26, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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