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Posted: 2/19/2006 7:18:52 AM EDT
I had 2 sticks of 128 MB RAM in my Puter PC100 Non-ECC.......I bought 3 sticks of 256 MB PC100 Non-ECC.

When I put more than one stick of 256 MB I get the "Dreaded Blue Screen of Death" I pull any extra out and it runs fine on 1 stickof 256MB.

The puter is rated for 3 sticks of 256, I checked on the Dell site.

Any ideas on how I can solve this, so I can run all 3 sticks?

I did not have any problems before the install. I have a Dell, XPS T700r.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:35:09 AM EDT
Go into BIOS and lower the timings. I'd set the ram timings to normal. Bump up the CAS latency if there isn't an auto setting. Put it up to 2.5 or 3.0.

Good luck,
Steve
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:31:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stevenb:
Go into BIOS and lower the timings. I'd set the ram timings to normal. Bump up the CAS latency if there isn't an auto setting. Put it up to 2.5 or 3.0.

Good luck,
Steve

.OK so how do I do this??...............My Computer Fu is pretty weak.I just dont know how to get into what you are suggesting.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:53:57 AM EDT
F2 will normally go into bios on a Dell

I'm looking at dell.com now for more detailed bios instructions for that model
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:01:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 11:01:43 AM EDT by sharky30]
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 2:11:19 PM EDT
I think I got some bad sticks!!................I changed out the one 256 that I had in, with the machine working great.................Put in one of the other ones and I got a freeze up then the Blue Screen.

I put the first 256 stick back in plus the 2 original 128 sticks and all seems to be running great.............So I really think I got 2 bad sticks of 256!!..........Is this unheard of??

I bought them from Tiger Direct....PNY brand....gonna call them tomorrow.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:35:52 PM EDT
most likely your board will only handle 128mb chips.

look up on www.crucial.com for the model number of your system.

it might work for a while but will probably lead to problems later

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:47:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
most likely your board will only handle 128mb chips.

look up on www.crucial.com for the model number of your system.

it might work for a while but will probably lead to problems later


....Checked all that out before I bought the sticks, The puter is made to take 3 @256 checked and double checked to be sure......Thanks fort he thought.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:00:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
most likely your board will only handle 128mb chips.

look up on www.crucial.com for the model number of your system.

it might work for a while but will probably lead to problems later


....Checked all that out before I bought the sticks, The puter is made to take 3 @256 checked and double checked to be sure......Thanks fort he thought.



Dell's info confirms that 256MB sticks will work
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:55:02 PM EDT
I'm not familiar with the Dell bios, as mentioned it is either F2 or delete at the initial startup screen.

Take out all the sticks. Put each stick in by itself and try to get the problem to occur again. If the errror happens for each stick, try switching the ram into a different one of the slots.

If you've found a bios support for your motherboard (they're all different) you should be able to loosen the timings to avoid the problem you are describing.

-Steve
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:24:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sharky30:

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
most likely your board will only handle 128mb chips.

look up on www.crucial.com for the model number of your system.

it might work for a while but will probably lead to problems later


....Checked all that out before I bought the sticks, The puter is made to take 3 @256 checked and double checked to be sure......Thanks fort he thought.



Dell's info confirms that 256MB sticks will work



dells are very (memory chip) picky on certain systems. some memory works well some don't

JME (just my experience)
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