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Dell Dimension E510 memory upgrade

I bought a 2X1Gb PNY memory PC2-5300 DR2 to upgrade my Dell Dimension E510 that currently has 2X512Mb. I had all 4 in there and it didn't work. I had just the 2 1GB in there and it didn't work. I put back my 2 512s and it works fine. Is this memory not compatible. I brought the specs from the Dell service tag to Best Buy and took their recommendations. ????

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  • danthecan Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. I bought 2X1Gb Wintec memory PC2-5300 DR2 to upgrade my Dell Dimension E510 that currently has 2X256Mb. I had all 4 in there and it didn't work. I had just the 2 1GB in there and it didn't work. I put back my 2 512s and it works fine. The Wintec memory has a lifetime warranty so I sent it back to them and they replaced but I still have the same problem with the replacement they sent me. What gives? Did I get two defective modules?

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One or more of the chips is probably defective. Since you have four, populate slots 1 and 2 (leave slots 3 or 4 empty) with two chips and see if they work. If not, try the other two chips. By replacing one chip at a time, you should find which is defective.

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Please check the type of RAM you are using.
You must return it to BestBuy and try using a Dell store.
Call Dell Accessories sale and they will be able to give to better options and it wud work too.

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