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Bought new ram for older dell - didn't work


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My parents have an older Dell DE051 (Dimension 1100).

It has an intel Celeron D processor.


MB Info from wikipedia:

Manufacturer: Intel

Chipset: Intel 865GV

Intel 82865GV Memory Controller Hub

Intel ICH5 (Intel 82801EB) or ICH5R (82801ER) I/O Controller Hub

Processor: mPGA478 socket

Front Side Bus (FSB) speed: Intel Celeron D processor supports 400/533 MHz system bus speed.

BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS version 1.10

Memory: two DDR SDRAM slots, 400 MHz maximum, 4 Gb (2x2 Gb) maximum, non-ECC


(FWIW - Dell's documentation says 2x1gb max -- I'm guessing the 2x2gb spec is for the pentium version of the 1100)


Using newegg's configurator I came up with this memory:

TWINX2048-3200C2PT which is two sticks of cmx1024-3200c2pt.

All I get is a series of beeps when I power the computer on.


The only discrepancies I've found is the Corsair memory is cl2, the original is cl3 (I thought the new memory would just run at a slightly slower speed than it is capable of). Also - I found documentation that this MB's ram controller only runs at 2.6v and the Corsair was tested at 2.75.

All I know for sure is -- it doesn't work.



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