Dell Latitude D610 Problems.

I have a Dell Latitude D610 with two 256 MB memory chips in. I want to upgrade to two 1 GB Memory Master PC2-5300 667 MHZ sticks of memory. Everything should work fine but the computer does not even boot up with flashing keys. I have made sure that my Chipset is current and all of my drivers are up to date.

Can anyone provide any ideas of why this simple task will not work? Is the Memory Master a "off" brand?

Thank you

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  1. Best answer
    Here are the memory specs for this computer:

    Memory module capacities - 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB
    Memory type - 400 MHz or 533 MHz 1.8-V DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM
    Minimum memory - 256 MB
    Maximum memory - 2 GB

    The 667 MHz is beyond the 533 MHz specified. Sometimes, boards can handle this, and sometimes not. This may be your problem. Try installing the correct memory per Dell's specs.

    For more info, see:

    Good luck!
  2. That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I did do my research on this, but I did two things. Memory selector from Crucial website AND I emulated purchasing a memory upgrade from Dell which gave me a 667 MHZ stick. So, it appears that in some computers, the 667 will work, but in my laptop, it will not work.

    Again, thanks, and I will search the lower MHZ out. My fault for not looking in the manual, but sometimes the obvious gets forgotten.
  3. I agree. Sometimes there are ongoing revisions on the motherboard. That is probably why the 667 RAM may work on some computers and not on others with the same make and model.
  4. Best answer selected by tomsocal2000.
  5. I bought sticks at 533 MHX and the upgrade worked fine. Thank you for the advice.
  6. Thank you, and glad that it worked out well!
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