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Dell Dimension 4100 Ram Upgrade Nightmare

You might be able to snag a non-working computer for very little if it's local to you, then cannibalize it for parts. Here's where the true nightmare begins of support. Experienced SMB consultants will balk at the idea of taking on a client with cloner PCs. Ashish I had purchased a Dell Laptop a year back with 4 year in-home service. http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-2400-cpu-upgrade.html

guess I must have blown up my motherboard..... A month and a half of phone calls to India later (where I received a hard drive instead of a battery, another battery-to no avail-and then had to send away my we had something called an implied warranty for fitness and merchantability and Dell had breached that warranty. Directed me to their other help line. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-dimension-4100-ram-upgrade-nightmare.68997/

Any vendor such as Dell, IBM, HP etc. I plan on upgrading the RAM up to 1 GB soon, but aside from that, it's been solid. What could be the problem? What do you think the odds are that they won't be from Dell?

chips on both). The usual "swap and replace 'till it works" procedure is the standard way, in my eyes. 0 LVL 3 Overall: Level 3 Hardware 2 Components 1 Message Assisted Solution by:NetTechDude By the way, this is a very handy convertor to have for testing Dell power supply issues -- it lets you use a standard ATX power supply: http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=dellconverter 0 LVL I would like to add more memory.

While for obvious reasons a HP might be a Compaq, these aren't Gateways or Dells or Fujitsus. I fell for that 3 year "support" line and when I actually did need support for a cd-rom drive, they told me they would walk me through removing the cd-rom drive Allan Guyton I doubt he will, Josh. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19370312 As things now stand, I have the number of the leeches.

The complaint reportedly alleges that "Dell lures consumers into financing their purchases with (Dell Financial Services) by leading them to believe that they are approved for low rates of zero percent Article by: Kyle You have seen this as an option on your internet browser before or it may be completely new to you. District Court in New York by law firm Seeger Weiss LLP, according to the report. It works now (which means there are no compatibility problems), but Dell wasted a day of my time because they wanted me to buy one of their servers that I didn't

Dell sucks. This is Dell's problem, too. Fortunately I have the tech support where you get to speak to a native english speaker. Might as well build a new one outright instead of even trying.Also, Memory =/= Hard Drive.Memory refers to the RAM.

Yup...pretty standard, same RAM you'd put in your "motherboard of the month club cloner" with the same Dual Core Intel. "If you can even get in the box"? check over here Things finally got settle(I think) and it got "fixed", but it still does not run well. Put that in your Google and smoke it, Dell. The apps engineers say Dell sells crap, especially the Dell laptops.

Question #2: How can... Fix in home means fix in home unless the thing is essentially fried to the point of preemptve replacement. Granted, $200 is a large PERCENTAGE increase ($1000 vs. $800), but it's peanuts when we're talking about a 5-fold increase in quality, reliability, and longevity. http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-9200-cpu-upgrade.html Meanwhile, my colleagues' HP laptops bit the dust, hard, after 2 yrs.

I know it's fun to think that you can "out" some company for its bad products and/or customer service, but it starts to sound a little whiny. WTF are these companies doing hiring people with thick accents to help us with our computers? I want to comment on people like Matt, Captious Nut & Joe Zekas who presume to tell other people that their first hand experience is not valid.

Compaqs have always been good to me, but there is a problem there, too.

Message Author Comment by:dbloecher06 ID: 166838562006-05-15 Thanks for the comments everyone. Ram: Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM ECC DDR2 800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134881 Pros: Inexpensive, ECC Cons: ECC may be totally unecessary here as you cannot check for any errors. Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free. Yet to see a Dell desktop make it pas 5-6 years?

Most reliable ones on the market that I know of. This would probably explain the trouble during the stress test when the CPU might have been hotter than usual. SUPERMICRO MBD-C2SBA+-O LGA 775 Intel G33 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813182124 Pros: $129! weblink One other thing, and a side note, is that this unit with a VT (Virtual Technology) CPU is ESXi, ESX and VSphere compatible!

I just spent 4.5 hours with them over the last 2 days arguing a marketing promotion that clearly stated that I could get a specifically configured laptop for $749. Once I did that Ubuntu was very easy to install. Better anyway. I did try a different CPU just in case, even though it did POST.

BTW, my server is now a Systemax dual Xeon with 4GB and XP - not really a server, but rather a personal workstation for engineering SW. RAM that works in one machine will fail in any machine that fails to recognize the chips so it doesn't seem to be bad chips. Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases I'm willing to keep the 200w PS.

i know many, many people who can attest to that. Posted to Misc (Forum) by hardware on 06-28-2009 Dell Dimension 4600 CPU Fan Issue Hi everybody! I was pretty aggravated by then. Try it for free!

I just got a 12″ Powerbook - and I'm in love. wurks dam gud! of Freespeech.com I had a similarly bad experience with Dell. If the consultant was smart and used proper Business grade models, you'll have a 3 year warranty.

A new motherboard will not fit in this case. He's been burned, apparently. So for me, don't buy Toshiba, don't buy Dell. The dell i had, and the ones my parents own, are clearly built by the devil himself and were sent to this earth to test me.