Discussion {{'2007-11-05T14:13:10-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}

4 sticks no POST

Ok, so I convinced the boss to upgrade from 1gb to 4gb of Corsair DDR2 Dual channel 800mhz RAM.Bought 2 sets of matched pairs.removed the 2 existing 512mb and inseerted all 4 1gb sticks.Computer would not POST.Removed 2 sticks and it posted fine.Tried a 3rd, takes that fine.Why won't it POST when the 4th stick i......

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Written on {{'2017-11-09T09:39:42-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Written on {{'2007-11-07T19:57:51-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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It's a Dimension 9150

Pretty sure it only supports 667mhz at best.

Thanks all for the replies! 

Written on {{'2007-11-05T17:41:45-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Well find your motherboard and CPU's model number. Or like he said, just give the brand and model number for the computer

 

Written on {{'2007-11-05T16:42:16-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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What model Dell? (don't give me the bar code, just the model #) and I can confirm memory compatibility on Dell's support site.

or you can do it yourself on http://support.dell.com (By entering in the suppor tbar code) 

 

Written on {{'2007-11-05T16:23:59-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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As it turns out, one of the sticks was DOA.

Sorry for the mixup.
And from what you two are telling me, there is no way for me to make the mobo switch to 800mhz?

This was the ram that was recommended when I ran Crucial's memory scanner.

Weird that they would recommend a higher speed if my mobo couldn't handle it.


 

Written on {{'2007-11-05T15:47:59-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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That is most likely because your motherboard FSB or CPU clock is 667MHz. It automatically adjusts the RAM to 667 MHz.

Check if the 4th slot is broken

Written on {{'2007-11-05T14:36:05-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Dell pc won't allow modification to the system upgrade. Go to dell website to check the mobo and see the specs first or you can run memtest86 to see if any of the ram were defective.
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