Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
Removed old 256 sticks (2) and replaced with 2 1gig sticks all specs match. Now computer will not power on ( no green light except on drives)
What happened? Put old memory back in and now same thing
Hi there......ok here is a mayb e dumb question but I see people do this so.... you did not attempt to remove or install the memory while it was on did you? If so, the motherboard is most likley now toast..... IF NOT, I see Dells do this once in a while as well. You will need to flash the bios by moving the BIOS jumper to it;s other position and power up the PC..... it may or may not power up. Then replace and try to power up again. IF NO LUCK.... contact me and we can go over some other options! FUN =)
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
remove 1 memory stick b'coz its possible ur pc couldnt support 2gb of memory. try 1 first. if ok then try 2nd only. if both works then its mean ur system doesnt support it. also reconfirm the bus speed of both rams. should be matched.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
Please take one of the memory cards and try and try the same card in all the slots also try the second memory card. Also check if your getting the memory beep at the start up and dell diagnostic lights all the lights should be green
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.
the specs can be found at this link
the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies
memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
i hope this helps --
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