I recently got some memory for my DELL Dimension 2350. A 512MB chip from Crucial.com. I believe its the 3200 speed memory too. However, the PC is not recognizing it. It just beeps when I turn it on. I have tried all combinations with the new memory. By itself in both slots, combined with old 512MB memory in each slot (for total of 1GB). Old memory works in both slots by itself too so I know its not that either.
Now, I was told that even if I got 3200 speed memory, it will bump itself down to 2700 if needed. However, I might need to make sure my BIOS is updated. I am pretty sure it is. I have BIOS version A02 for this model and I think that is the latest. Or is there possibly another version?
I’ve really pushed the new memory stick into the slots and it has clipped in as needed. The old memory chip simply fits in with barely any pressure. Any other suggestions on what might be going on here? Or do I simply have a bad stick?