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I need to add memory module to my Dell desktop computer. I bought a 256MB Memory Module from Dell but it did not come with any instructions.

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Ok. which model ram you purchased. For installation of ram there is no instructions. Open cpu and put the ram in empty ram slot. Put in right direction because if you try to put in wrong direction it wont set because that small cutting in ram is help to set proper way. try it otherwise call any technician for help.

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Hi,
This is Gabriel here . Please follow these steps to install the memory:

Lay the computer on its side so the system board is on the bottom of the inside of the computer. If necessary, remove a memory module: Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.

Grasp the module and pull up. If the module is difficult to remove, gently ease the module back and forth to remove it from the connector.

To insert a module, press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.

Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector. Insert the module straight down into the connector, ensuring it fits into the vertical guides at each end of the connector.

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If 1 & 2 are off ... then you have problems.

Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.
  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see Memory for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting Dell).

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Their remedies are:
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  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
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Remove the original module, install just the new one and then start your computer. If it doesn't start, the memory you bought is bad. The system boards used in the Compaqs will auto-detect memory, and there are no jumpers or BIOS settings needed.

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Well your Dell 2300 has a total max. memory of 1 GB from both slot.
If you already have (2) 512MB RAM in the slot then thats the max it can handle.

Dell 2300 only has 2 memory slots. Memory comes in 1- 128MB, 256MB and 512MB PC-133 DIMM modules. So if you want to max it out get (2) 512 MB PC-133 DIMM.


Note:

You must wear a static strap or ground yourself first on the computer chassis before you touch any thing inside your computer
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For further instruction check this out:

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Yes, you can replace/upgrate the memory module under the keyboard.

Before you proceed, note that Dell Inspiron 2650 uses DDR200 3.3V SODIMM modules. Also, memory module capacities supported are 128MB and 256MB with a Maximum memory of 512MB. If the current memory installed is 128MB, you need to order 2x 256MB modules to replace/upgrade both memory slots. If the installed capacity is 256MB, you just need another 256MB for the slot underneath the laptop.

Check "Removing the Keyboard" for guide removing the keyboard to access the 2nd memory slot.

Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before committing to the above procedure.

Let me know how you get on.

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