installing a 1GB memory simm in an XP machine

Dell / Bqrmlb1
January 9, 2011 at 13:47:16
Specs: Windows XP
Dell machine had QTY 2 -256 mb memory in the two available memory slots.

Machine kept reading only 256 mb so the technician believed one simm was bad

I purchased 1 GB simm of required memory and the machine still only recognizes 256 mb of memory in programs like System Mechanie although when booting up + F12, the machine recognizes 1024 mb is installed in the machine.

What do I need to do to have the software recognize the new memory over 256 mb?


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#1
January 9, 2011 at 14:08:22
If the bios recognizes it, it's there. Try this software. It's very accurate.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...

It's called SIW.


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#2
January 9, 2011 at 14:11:48
what model dell is it??
"I purchased 1 GB simm of required memory"
does this mean 1GB of registered memory?

larry


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#3
January 9, 2011 at 15:15:50
SIMMs haven't been used for years. I think you mean DIMMs.

From your service tag, it appears you have a Dell Dimension 1100/B110. According to Crucial, it has 2 memory slots & can accept up to 1GB of PC3200 (DDR400) per slot:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...


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#4
January 13, 2011 at 12:43:39
make sure manufacturing mode in turned off in the bios

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