I have Dell inspiron 6000 with 1GB ram(512 + 512).I bought a compatable 1GB (Kingston) one ram and tried to replace one 512 MB ram. But my laptop stop working.It automatically switch off after few seconds.I tried to put old RAM back but my laptop is still not working.
Please suggest some fix for this problem.
There should be a reset button on bottom of laptop....if not...remove battery, power supply plug and remove the mbottom panels....under one of them is a battery the size of one of two....either 6mm in diametre or one of 22mm in diametre...remove it and leave laptop for about 5 min....remove memory,touch the memory's golden edges briefly with your fingers to discharge charge in memeory.put everything together...should solve your problem.
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The best and quickest improvement is to add more RAM. Add another 512 Mb of RAM. If you already have a 512 Mb of RAM module then add another 512 Mb RAM module. If your laptop has 2X256 Mb RAM modules then you need to remove these and insert 2X512 Mb RAM modules.
The reason why you have 504 Mb RAM is that the video card has grabbed 8Mb of RAM off the main memory.
Nowadays, motherboards supports only a selected number of RAMs. You have to read the manual and select from the given models.
I am not talking about DDR2 or 667MHz. The manual will state the manufacturer (ex. Kingston) model no (KVR667XXXXXX) etc. Only those stated in the manual will work correctly with your motherboard.