Question about Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

2 Answers

Please help with memory upgrade problem

Can you help me out with a memory upgrade problem?

First, I have an Asus P4 computer (it's about 4-5 yrs. old) that has 256mb DDR RAM. It runs OK but could use some more memory. So I ordered 512mb PC2100 DDR SDRAM. Here ae 2 links to the pc.

www.nativetechnologyinc.com/native/ASUS_Terminator_P4_533.htm

dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Bare...inator%20P4%20User%20Manual%20(E947)-2a.pdf

After installing the new memory my pc starts to boot up, then changes screen and gives me the option of continuing in "safe mode" or "normal mode". Regardless of which one I enter, it tries to reboot and does the same thing over again.

I took out the new memory and put back the 256mb stick and it boots right up. In fact that's the only way I can get it to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

It acts like this memory is the wrong type, but PC2100 is what is specified for this pc as far as I can tell. However, it doesn't say that on the 256mb stick. It just says "256mb DDR266".

When looking at the motherboard, right above the CPU in large letters is printed... P4SC How can I know for sure which is the correct memory to get. I thought that PC2100 was right but apparently not. Thanks.

Roy

Posted by on

  • roymail Apr 10, 2008

    Is there a difference between PC2100 DDR and PC2100 DDR SDRAM?

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.

  • Expert
  • 89 Answers

If your system is acting like what you've decribed, the type of chip on the memory module may not be compatible with the motherboard. If you could, get one of the same brand like the old module (256MB). Or try a different brand. And your second question, Most modules are identified like what you've described above, as long as it states for example: PC2100 DDR 266Mhz Unbuffered, non-ECC SDRAM. You system i believe supports this type. If nobody was able to answer your questions, try the links Markk7171 provided for you, i believe there are a few places there that might help you understand basic terminology with memory.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 221 Answers

Roy,

This is a common problem with memory. Memory that matches what you have in your computer may not be compatible. The best way to find compatible memory for your computer is to visit websites of manufacturers who produce memory. Here are two sites where you can begin. You will need your computer brand and model in order to search for compatible memory.

www.kingston.com
or if not:
www.corsair.com

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Asus P4GE-MX motherboard with processor P4 2.4 GHZ having pin, now i want to change only my processor which should have more effectiveness than P4 &having the same motherboard


You will not find a better processor or replacement parts, this system is too old and parts are not being made. Newer systems are 4 generations better and prices are heading down, buy a new system with Intel CORE or CORE2 chips or the latest I3, I5 or I7 chip using DDR3 memory. DDR4 will be arriving in 2012, prices on old DDR3 will continue to go down.

Feb 04, 2011 | AMD Athlon64 2800+, 1.8 GHz Athlon 64...

1 Answer

Please identify RAM upgrade options for Asus PSCH-L motherboard. Thank you.


From the Asus spec site: Memory Memory Type dtrquestion.gif DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM dtrquestion.gif 4 GB

Memory Memory Type dtrquestion.gif DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM dtrquestion.gif 4 GB DDR SDRAM 400; 333; 266mhz
4 GB max 4x1024 184pin
Hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2009 | ASUS PSCH-L Motherboard

3 Answers

I have an asus k8v-mx motherboard running only 512 mb of ram what type of ram would suit this mother board and could i fit a 1 x 2mb ram instead of 2 x 1mb?


Dear Sir,

*********** board is Asus old p4 Mother board.It supports maximum 1GB RAM of DDR 400(DDR1). According to your post your computer having only one 512 MB working RAM. If you want good purformance you can upgrade your computer by purchasing another 512MB DDR400 RAM and install it on another RAM slot.If your computer have only one working RAM slot,you can purchase 1GB DDR400 RAM & install it on older RAM place. I think it solves your problem.if you have any problem come back with more information. I will try to assist you more accurately.

good luck

Aug 05, 2009 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

1 Answer

Memory upgrade


THIS MAY BE A BOIS PROBLEM, THE SOFTWARE OPERATIONAL SYSTEM WILL ONLY ALLOW TWO 2 SLOTS TO WORK IN THE MEMORY CONFIGURATION, EVEN THROUGH YOU HAVE 4 BANKS, MOST LIKELY 2 BANKS WITH THE MAXIMUIN MEMORY OF 2GB PER SLOT FOR THE TOTOAL OF 4GB OF RAM NOT 4 SINGLE 1GB CHIP SETS. YOU SHOULD TRY IT.

ROD

Feb 10, 2009 | ASUS P4P800SE Motherboard

1 Answer

Upgrade question on ASUS P5GD1-VM/S mobo


According to the manufacturer it will support P4/celeron 3.6Gz+ procesors. And memory should be Dual channel memory architecture 4 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support max. 4GB DDR 400/333 non-ECC memory. Hope this gets you up and running.

Jan 31, 2009 | ASUS P5GD1-VM Motherboard

1 Answer

Its about the memory card


The board supports upto 4 GB RAM. PC3200 RAM is supported.

1. Reset CMOS settings by CMOS jumper.

2. Try updating BIOS of your motherboard from :

http://support.asus.com/download/download_item.aspx?product=1&model=P5GL-MX

Best of Luck,
rajesh_im

Feb 13, 2008 | ASUS P5GL-MX Motherboard

1 Answer

Asus Mobo Will Not Boot After Memory Upgrade


not right ram gotta use samusng low density sum mobo so picky

Jan 20, 2008 | ASUS P4PE-X Motherboard

2 Answers

Upgrading


To upgrade from pentium 3 to P4 you have to change alot of the hardware.

You need a NEW P4 Socket mPGA 475 Motherboard.
New DDR RAM
New 478 PIN Processor.

You can use the old CD rom and Hard drive and any other PCI card but You Need the Mentioned Hardware to Upgarde.

Jan 08, 2008 | Intel (P42000400512SK478) Pentium 4, 2 GHz...

1 Answer

Please help


that shows that the ram memory is low, you need to upgrade to at least 256 or 512mb. because everytime you use the internet a there will always a temporary file that saves. you need to maintain your system by atleast amonth disk clean up. but the best is the you need to upgrade your ram memory

Oct 29, 2007 | ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard

3 Answers

Intel ASUS P4 845 GL Motherboard


Hi, For an ASUS P4BGL-VM Intel 845GL Chipset Ultra ATA100 MATX CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 478-Pin (OEM), the Asus site specifies max of 2 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 2GB PC2100 / PC1600 non-ECC DDR or SDRAM memory but not "and". Personally, I find it more practical to install 2 X 1Gb rather than a single 2Gb. Hope this gives you some idea. Kind regards.

Aug 07, 2007 | Intel ASUS P4BGL-VM 845GL Chipset Ultra...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop Logo

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18408 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...