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Shutting down after RAM upgrade(from 4gb 1066mhz to 8gb 1600mhz)

When I turn on my laptop after few seconds it shut down without any warning. My cpu can support RAM up to 8gb 1066mhz and I have installed a RAM 8gb 1600mhz because I have read that newer rams can downclock their speed. So what is the issue here?

That's my laptop:

Dell Inspiron N5010
-Intel Core i5 M 430 2.27GHz
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
-Hyundai Electronics DDR3 4gb 1066mhz
-Motherboard: Dell Inc. Model: 03C6YH
-HDD: Hitachi 300gb(purchased Sumsung Evo 250gb to replace it)

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  1. They will not always be able to downclock on their own, you would have to change it in your bios in order to allow down clocking.
  2. If your computer can only support up to 1066MHz, than higher speed RAM will not be compatible. High end motherboards can be manually configured to underclock higher speed RAM, but a regular Dell laptop like yours will not have the Bios features to manually underclock it. Even in a higher end motherboard there isn't any point to doing this because when the RAM is underclocked, you lose any speed advantage anyway.
  3. Because of your CPU, the i5, you can only install 1067MHz memory and 4GB is the max per stick. Maximum memory would be a 2x4GB 1067MHz kit.

    You have installed a stick that larger than 4GB so it will definitely not work.

    Check in "specifications" here.
    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-intel-n5010_setup%20guide_en-us.pdf
  4. spooky2th said:
    Because of your CPU, the i5, you can only install 1067MHz memory and 4GB is the max per stick. Maximum memory would be a 2x4GB 1067MHz kit.

    You have installed a stick that larger than 4GB so it will definitely not work.

    Check in "specifications" here.
    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-intel-n5010_setup%20guide_en-us.pdf



    No, I have installed 8gb(2x4gb) which is supported
  5. What is the memory kit model?
  6. Dell and others often lock the BIOS so it is very hard to upgrade. You almost have to go thru Dell to get something that will work. You need to boot into bios and see if you can set up the memory timing and speed to a working combination for the laptop. If BIOS is locked you may have to find a 1066MHz kit instead of the 1600MHz kit that you purchased.

    This is one reason that I do not use a laptop any longer. They are low end computing as it is.
  7. spooky2th said:
    Dell and others often lock the BIOS so it is very hard to upgrade. You almost have to go thru Dell to get something that will work. You need to boot into bios and see if you can set up the memory timing and speed to a working combination for the laptop. If BIOS is locked you may have to find a 1066MHz kit instead of the 1600MHz kit that you purchased.

    This is one reason that I do not use a laptop any longer. They are low end computing as it is.


    That is the RAM I have bought
    I am studying abroad thats why I have a laptop instead
  8. What RAM? You still have not given the kit model of the RAM.
  9. spooky2th said:
    What RAM? You still have not given the kit model of the RAM.


    What you mean the kit mate?? The word 'RAM' above was hiding that link : "http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006EWUOL8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"
  10. With that 2x4GB kit you will need to boot into BIOS and see if you can underclock the memory. To 1066MHz or just maybe 1333MHz.
  11. spooky2th said:
    With that 2x4GB kit you will need to boot into BIOS and see if you can underclock the memory. To 1066MHz or just maybe 1333MHz.


    Can I underclock the memory without using BIOS? Because I cant find that option to do that
  12. All the memory timings, speed and voltage adjustments are in the BIOS.
  13. spooky2th said:
    All the memory timings, speed and voltage adjustments are in the BIOS.


    Well, not in my laptop dude
  14. Best answer
    Seems your bios is locked which is typical for Dell and other laptop manufacturers. Probably need to find a memory kit that matches the speed, voltage and timings of the original memory.
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