Problems after installing more ram.

By Internetzilla
Jan 27, 2007
  1. Hello,

    Recently I bought a new game. I met the minimum requirements, and I loaded it, it was running a bit slow so I went out and bought some RAM today. I had 1 gig, and bought another 1.5 gigs. Thinking the game would preform a fair bit better.

    Now when I am playing, about 3-4 mins after I start my whole system will freeze or just restart unprompted on it's own. Did I over clock my processor? Below are my system specs if that helps any.

    Any ideas why this would happen our how to stop it?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So are you running 2.5GB? Or 1.5GB? Is the new RAM approved for the Dell?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    because you didn't read the guides forum on installing ram and troubleshooting that would have told you Dell uses proprietary hardware.
  4. Internetzilla

    Internetzilla TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Sorry. What is proprietary ram?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Proprietary means you can only use certain parts approved for use in a particular brand computer. There are memory sources that specialize in selling proprietary memory. You will have to buy the Dell memory from them, or Dell directly. You can do a Google search for this
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