hi, can anyone please help, i've just tried to install 2x 1gb sticks of pc3200 400Mhz memory into my Dell 4600 (pentium4 2.66Ghz) Desktop.
I was replacing 4x 256Mb sticks that were pc2700 333Mhz. The user manual that I got with the PC says that I can use either pc2700 or pc3200
I installed them as a matching pair ie in slots 1 and 2 as directed. Seeing as pc3200 is backward compatible I even tried installing them with a matching pair of the old pc2700 sticks. Both times I just got a bleeping from the box and nothing else no screen nothing the diagnostic lights were 2 yellow 2 green (Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred). Thats what the book says. I tried reinstalling them
and made sure that they were installed properly. I have since replaced the original memory and it works ok but this does'nt solve my problem.
Do I have to install 2x 1gb of pc2700 RAM
thanks in advance