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#1 nioby

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

Ok i have a inspiron 530 with windows vista ultimate with 2 gbs of ram.i tried adding another 1 gb ram stick into the computer and it would load up but it would turn to a black screen.i tried taking out one of the old ones and leave the new one and one old one and worked fine.all three of the rams are the same company same everything.can anyone tell me how i can have 3gb of ram in my computer and it will turn on all the way

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 04:11 PM

Did you make sure the dimm slot was clean?
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

Did you make sure the dimm slot was clean?

yes they are clean its like my computer refuses to work with 3gb

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:33 PM

Put the original sticks in 1 and 3

Add the new stick to slot 3

Boot into bios and check to see if single channel is displayed
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:36 PM

Put the original sticks in 1 and 3

Add the new stick to slot 3

Boot into bios and check to see if single channel is displayed

i dont which is the old and which is the new all three of them are exacltey the same ive been switching them around to make sure one of them wasnt broke but bios is f12? and how do i check that?

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:10 PM

Use the picture to identify the sticks?

System Setup Options

NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this
section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed.

System Info

BIOS Info Shows the BIOS version number and date information.

Service Tag Shows the service tag of the computer.

CPU Info Identifies whether the computerís processor supports
Hyper-Threading and lists the processor bus speed,
processor ID, clock speed, and L2 cache.

Memory Info Indicates amount of installed memory, memory speed,
channel mode (dual or single), and type of memory installed.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:08 AM

Use the picture to identify the sticks?

System Setup Options

NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this
section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed.

System Info

BIOS Info Shows the BIOS version number and date information.

Service Tag Shows the service tag of the computer.

CPU Info Identifies whether the computerís processor supports
Hyper-Threading and lists the processor bus speed,
processor ID, clock speed, and L2 cache.

Memory Info Indicates amount of installed memory, memory speed,
channel mode (dual or single), and type of memory installed.

what are you talking about?

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:08 AM

That manual for bios shows a part where dual/single channel is reported?

The picture shows a sticker on the ram with identifying numbers that can be used to identify the original ram.
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