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How are the memory slots numbered in a dell 4700

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With the pc cover off and the fan located in the upper left of your view the memory modules are ordered in this sequence 1, 3, 2, 4.

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Dell dimension 4700- added 2gb module in memory slot one, color coded white, and added 2gb module slot 3, also color coded white. only 2 gb recognized by computer, the second module is not recognized. ...


This motherboard uses inter-leaved RAM and RAM needs to be installed in pairs.
Check the BIOS RAM settings.
Try and use the same make of RAM.
One of the RAM modules may be faulty.
Try inserting the RAM module that was in slot 3 to slot 1

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My dell 4700 diagnostic lights A&B are yellow, C&D are green & the monitor is dark. I can not get anything to show up on the monitor. Everything has power & was working normally yesterday....


the LED indication is a Memory failure. Make sure when inserting RAM that the power is unplugged and you press and hold the power button till all power is discharged from the motherboard. WHen inserting RAM, make sure levers are int he full back position and you press down firmly with both thumbs till the module snaps in place and the levers snap up in the locked position on their own (DO not pull up the levers)
If there is no change trying RAM modules in slots individually, then either all RAM modules are damaged, or the slot is bad, in which case a motherboard is required

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My comuter say it is low on virtual memory and windows is increasing it. This is the 3rd or 4th time it has happend in the last month. Is there something I need to do. It is on automatic scanning. I have a...


Virtual Memory is the space Windows uses to put information on your Hard drive when there is not enough RAM ( your 512Mb DDR2) to hold it.

To change this you need to Right click on "My computer" and select "properties " click on the Advance tab then click on "Performance/Settings" once in the perfomance section click on "Advanced" again and down near the bottom you will see "Virtual Memory" click on "Change" this will take you to a page hat will show you your C drive and the Paging file Size ( Virtual memory) near the bottom of this pag you will see a minimum allowed a recommended and a currently allocated. above this you need to select "Custom Size " and in the initial size enter the currently allocated number then for the maximum size enter the "recommended" number. Click on "SET" then OK 3 times. You will need to restert your computer for these changes to take effect and once done you should not receive that warning again.

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Jul 25, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Not reading memory cards. No screen at all


It might a month board issue then. If its not under warranty, try to disassemble the mother board and assemble it back. Note down each connectors you are removing if you are not expert. If you have isopropyl alcohol, clean the memory slots, watch if the clips are not broken. If nothing resolves, it will be the motherboard issue

Mar 02, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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I have the same problem 6 beeps...I green 3 yellow lights


That beep code indicates memory is not being properly identified or used. Try removing memory and testing with one module at a time until you find the one module or slot that is causing the trouble.

Jun 26, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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I added memory to my Dell Precision 4700. It beeps about 5 times and then does nothing. The memory type is correct, took all the ESD precautions, everything is pushed all the way in place and it still is...


Maybe: 1. One or all of the chips are bad - it happens try one at a time to find the culprit. 2. Make sure you started in the first slot 3. You have the wrong type of memory

Jun 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Computer is very slow.


McAfee virus software is a memory hog. You need to add more memory to your pc. It uses pc3200 memory. This computer has a memory capacity of 4gigabytes. The memory slots are numbered this way......starting from the memory slot closest to the processor>
one, three, two, four. 1 and 2 work together, 3 and 4 work together. So if you buy just 2 gigabytes......put them in 1 and 2. This will help. Sounds like the virus software is doing a full system scan....you could do a "quick"scan and do a "full" scan once a week....

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Dell dimension 4700 computer keeps shutting down at start up


That's pointing to the memory. Try re-seating the RAM.

Mar 19, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Dell 4700 network card install


You can find all needed information on the Dell website.
Look here.
How to open your computer is explained here.

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Beep problem Dell Dimension 4700


Beep problem update - Dell 4700. Last night started computer - cold boot. The screen had just started to light up and then went black and computer started beeping in an interrupted sequence. Fan speed increased considerably (suggesting overheat?) Shut it down and attempted two restarts with no success. This morning I unplugged all cords, opened case, pulled and reset memory cards and vacuumed inside. The computer was very clean so really don't suspect that dust was an issue. Buttoned it back up plugged in plugs and restart successfully accomplished. Have no clue why. Some square electrons, I guess.

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