Annoying memory... Help?

By icwkev ยท 4 replies
Aug 12, 2005
  1. Right, firstly I have a Dell (get your laughing out the way) 2400 and until yesterday had only the 256 that came with it. I decided to get 512 from Scan and put it in yesterday, bit it's only reading it as 256.

    I pissed about in bios and thought i might be able to change it from 'single' to 'double', but it was having none of it.

    I've tried taking out the old ram and leaving the new one in, and it drops back to 256.

    It's annoying knowing that I should have 768 RAM but stuck with 512. I checked and it supposed to be able to handle two 512 sticks.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Austin44

    Austin44 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    some brands of ram arnt compitable with dell.... check their website.
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    dells are oem builds and therefore you will find that they often fail to work with extra parts for no apparent reason. this fact convieniently makes dell a lot of money because replacement and upgrade parts are controlled by said corporation.
  4. Austin44

    Austin44 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    isnt that what i said?
  5. icwkev

    icwkev TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, I know dells are gay etc, but the Ram is actually working, but only 256 of the 512 stick. Someone mentioned something about a jumper? Thoughts?
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