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Can Dell B110 use hi-density memory?

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March 3, 2009 12:38:35 AM

I attempted to upgrade the memory in my B110 to the 2GB max using a pair of 1GN PC-3200 400 MHz 128x64 2.5V sticks. I got nothing but a beep code indicating it can't use the memory. Can the B110 use hi-density or did I get a bad stick or two?

--Allen
March 4, 2009 8:39:26 PM

You might try using the memory configurators at vendor sites such as www.crucial.com to see what types of modules they list as compatible with your system.
March 5, 2009 2:08:10 AM

Mondoman said:
You might try using the memory configurators at vendor sites such as www.crucial.com to see what types of modules they list as compatible with your system.


Mondoman,

Thanks for your reply. However, the crucial.com site did not say anything about density. All the other specs appeared to be virtually identical.

--Allen
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March 6, 2009 2:26:18 AM

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "hi density". You might focus your attention on the specs that weren't quite identical, as small differences can result in incompatibility.
March 6, 2009 2:59:25 AM

I'm not sure what it means either as I'd never come across it before. The only 'other' difference in specs that I saw was 2.6v vs 2.5v power consumption.

--Allen
March 8, 2009 5:48:26 AM

2.6v is non-standard; 2.5V is the DDR standard, so if you tried DIMMs rated at 2.6V they might not work.
March 26, 2009 2:33:26 PM

It might have something to do with FSB and the processor your running.
That model used either a Pentium 4 (800MHz FSB) or Celeron (400MHz FSB).
It might be that if you have a Celeron in there it can only handle DDR333 (PC2700)

See Manual (p.79) for Dimension B110
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim1100/E...
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