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Memory not detected in Bios - Dell Studio XPS 8000

Q: Memory not detected in Bios - Dell Studio XPS 8000

I purchased a Dell Studio XPS sometime ago but when I tried to upgrade the memory from GB to GB I ran into some problems First off here are the specifications of my PC which will hopefully give more information for Dell in 8000 not Bios - detected Memory XPS Studio anyone who is willing to help me troubleshoot Memory not detected in Bios - Dell Studio XPS 8000 my predicament Dell Studio XPS Chassis Serial Number WWXML Running Windows - bit Processor a Main Circuit Board b gigahertz Intel Core i kilobyte primary memory cache kilobyte secondary memory cache kilobyte tertiary memory cache -bit ready Multi-core total Hyper-threaded total Board Dell Inc X R A Serial Number CN BM Bus Clock megahertz BIOS Dell Inc A Chipset Intel D rev The original memory configuration that came with my Dell Studio XPS is as follows DIMM has MB serial number F E B Slot - Black DIMM has MB serial number F E B Slot - White DIMM has MB serial number E B Slot -Black DIMM has MB serial number E B Slot - White I had a total of gb of memory I replaced it with Corsair Vengeance DDR GB x GB This was inserted into Slots amp White with Slots amp Black left empty I had planned on buying another pack of Corsair DDR GB x GB if the GB worked therefore bringing me to the maximum amount of GB of memory which is all the motherboard can handle according to specifications However when I booted the computer with Corsair Vengeance DDR GB x GB only GB of the GB registered in the Bios I rotated the strips and they were both good When I went to switch back to the original configuration that came with the computer DIMM has MB serial number F E B Slot - Black DIMM has MB serial number F E B Slot - White DIMM has MB serial number E B Slot -Black DIMM has MB serial number E B Slot - White My PC would not boot and made a continuous beeping sound I am no longer able to use the original Dell memory in any configuration Therefore I am stuck with Corsair Vengeance DDR GB x GB that was inserted into Slots amp White with Slots amp Black left empty Slot White with GB of Ram being the only memory recognized The GB in Slot White does not register in the Bios and is not seen by other software utilities that I have tried Hopefully you can now see my frustration and realize that I now have less memory available to me than originally came with my PC I read through many internet forums and tried all sorts of different things to solve the problem but the results are always the same leaving my PC with only GB of memory to be accessed I m guessing that there must be something wrong with the motherboard but I m really not sure Unfortunately Dell has been of very little help Not sure what my next step should be but if there is anyone out there that can assist me it would be greatly appreciated Thank you John M nbsp

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A: Memory not detected in Bios - Dell Studio XPS 8000

As that model doesnt have diver support for windows 10, that may be part of the issue. That rig wasnt meant for w10, have you considered going back? That may help. I dont see a way to run that OS on that hardware. At least reliably.
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Hi Turosky
Thanks for writing to us.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
Any idea where is the noise coming from? Please disconnect the power cable and hold down the power button for 15 secs, then put back the cable and power on, observe for any changes.
Also disconnect all memory modules, hard drive, optical drive and power up the machine if there is no sound, then put back the parts one by one starting with memory module and observe .
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A:Dell Studio XPS 8000, Windows 7 x64 Freezes

Quote: Originally Posted by Instabile

Hi, I have a Dell Studio XPS 8000, OEM Windows 7 64-bit installed, my GPU is an nvidia geforce gt 220.
Sometimes Windows completely freezes (even the mouse pointer), and automatically shuts down after some minutes.
It started happening in January 2011, and happens from 0 to 6 times a day.
On the next windows start, this message is shown (sorry, it's in Italian):

Firma problema:
Nome evento problema: BlueScreen
Versione SO: 6.1.7600.
ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF88004D64428 // NOTE: last 8 digits always change
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

File che contribuiscono alla descrizione del problema:

Seems like a BSoD happened, but I didn't see any blue screen.
Every Dell's diagnostics utility say everything is working alright.
After a Windows clean install, it seemed to stop happening for some days.

I did a google search on this error, and it seems related to the GPU, I did better testing on it.
I tried different nvidia drivers (266.58 and 263.11), but nothing resolved.
Sometimes it happens when I'm booting up my PC, but it mostly happens while I'm actively using it.
GPU is not overclocked and the freeze happens even when its temperature is really low. It didn't happen during the furmark benchmark.

The following details are not confirmed, since I'm currently testing them:
It doesn't seem to happen while I use the PC without video driver, or when I link the PC to the screen using a VGA cable.
It only seems to happen when I link my monitor (Samsung SyncMaster T220HD) with an HDMI cable.

The system is still in warranty, so I if I bring it back to the shop I will have it repaired for free, but I'd like to try solving the problem without having to wait several weeks...

Thanks in advance for any input!

You have 5 different Bug Check codes and that is usually hardware. Since 2-3 of them are video related I share your suspicion that is it video driver, or card.

I would re-install the driver this way

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.

I would also run a system file check to verify and repair system files. Neither should void your warranty.

If these both come back clean there are a few other things we can try
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Hi -

Referenced thread -->

The dots in the MSDN URL? It is the way the system presents an elongated URL.

I would suggest the same as I posted in the other thread - Driver Verifier -

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A:BSOD on Dell XPS 8000

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I also have Mcafee Virus Remover, which automatically scans my pc and destroys viruses each and every day.

What the hell is the problem here!?

A:Dell Studio PC won't turn on

"I also have Mcafee Virus Remover, which automatically scans my pc and destroys viruses each and every day"...
In the real world this NEVER happens, it is only a wish. Who taught you to hold the power button to shut down Windows? You could have corrupted the hard drive. Have you ever used a mouse to select the Start button and shutting down the notebook that way? The motherboard could be toast too
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Hello Eric1555, welcome to SF!

You have too many dumps to check... so for now I only did the last one and it is somewhat clear on a possible reason for you problems.

You are connecting a USB device that is causing problems (either the device, its drivers or the corresponding usb drivers.)
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A:Dell studio 15 overheating

In a perfect world, the parts would be perfectly flat, be placed in direct contact with each other, and no thermal paste would be used. As that is not the case, the thermal paste is used to fill the inconsistencies and aid in cooling. In other words, what you see is normal.

You can completely remove the paste from both pieces, reinstall more thermal paste (only a small amount is needed), and put them back together.

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Hi mate,

The heat on a laptop is important but it depends for what purposes. As for you for little gaming, movies and internet in other words home use the heat won't be a big problem as the laptop will not on continuous running for long hours thus heat won't be a great problem.

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A:Dell studio 540 will not turn on

Freddy Fusebear
I know this is old but I don't care. I have a 6 year old dell studio 540 and it wont turn on I had up graded to windows 7 the next morning it wouldn't turn on I unplugged it plugged it back in and did fine and after that day it was getting worse and now it will not turn on. Could anyone help?
 Freddy Fusebear
 Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady White, Blinking White, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber?
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What kind of thermal paste did you use?

Did you clean both surfaces with Isopropyl alcohol before using paste and reassembly?

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It may "fit", but that doesn't mean anything.

At one time, most Dells used a proprietary wiring setup on their power supplies. For those PCs, you could NOT simply change to an industry-standard ATX power supply.

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Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO

cant find quickset driovers..... downloaded drivers for vista and xp but it dont work..... so dudes i need your help

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Try to install the vista drivers in vista comp That might work.
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A:DELL Studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by Hani1231

Good day everybody,
Small help pls

Fresh installed windows 7 in my DELL Studio 1535 ,,, everything "Drivers" works perfect! no issue except one thing which actually needs your help PLS

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Can someone direct me how solve that or guide me to the right place that i would download the right driver "fingerprint" for my DELL

My earlier OS was Vista Home-premium and fingerprint was working perfect on that OS

Thank you all,

Hani if it worked on vista it will work with the same driver on win 7 if you install the driver in compatibility mode
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A:Dell studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO

Well i have some problem with resolution... my graphic card is ati mobility radeon hd 3450 and then i playing like an example america's army 3 i have (800x600) not full screen and black collor as it was written at one oll thread.
plz help me
btw i downloaded new drivers for video card, but the results are same ....


Where did you get the driver? what version is it? is it 32 bit or 64? how much ram? Could you tell us more abt what you did to try and change the resolution?

Waiting on info

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It is overeating. The humming is probably a fan that has stuck.
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What devices are they? Look on the manufacturer's site for drivers. If you can't find any for 7, download the Vista ones. If they won't install, run them in compatibility mode for Vista.
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After trying GiB DDR memory from G Skill Crucial and sets of for XPS $270 24 435MT working Studio Memory in GB Black Diamond - and getting the dreaded quot beep-beep quot memory POST failure whenever I put 24 GB Memory working in Studio XPS 435MT for $270 more than DIMM in a channel - I found memory that is recognized by the BIOS at the full GiB I ve been running with it for two weeks without a problem nbsp I ve run memtest and even have pushed it into heavy paging 24 GB Memory working in Studio XPS 435MT for $270 running 24 GB Memory working in Studio XPS 435MT for $270 some database tests in virtual machines nbsp I have a fast OCZ Vertex for pagefile sys so it can hard fault at an astonishing rate Although this screen says MHz the OS and other tools say MHz The DIMMs are Kingston KHX C D X K GX Normally per pair at http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG but on sale in the Fry s stores for per pair nbsp Note that the page says that they are v but that s for MHz nbsp The default is v at MHz - look at the CPU-Z info below CPU-Z info CPU-Z version nbsp nbsp nbsp Chipset------------------------------------------------------------------------- Northbridge nbsp nbsp nbsp Intel X rev Southbridge nbsp nbsp nbsp Intel JR ICH R rev Graphic Interface nbsp nbsp PCI-ExpressPCI-E Link Width nbsp nbsp x PCI-E Max Link Width nbsp nbsp x Memory Type nbsp nbsp nbsp DDR Memory Size nbsp nbsp nbsp MBytesChannels nbsp nbsp nbsp TripleMemory Frequency nbsp nbsp MHz CAS latency CL nbsp nbsp RAS to CAS delay tRCD nbsp RAS Precharge tRP nbsp nbsp Cycle Time tRAS nbsp nbsp Row Refresh Cycle Time tRFC nbsp Command Rate CR nbsp nbsp TUncore Frequency nbsp nbsp MHz Memory SPD------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIMM nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp SMBus address nbsp nbsp x nbsp Memory type nbsp nbsp DDR nbsp Module format nbsp nbsp UDIMM nbsp Manufacturer ID nbsp Kingston F nbsp Size nbsp nbsp nbsp MBytes nbsp Max bandwidth nbsp nbsp PC - MHz nbsp Part number nbsp nbsp - A LF nbsp Serial number nbsp nbsp A nbsp Manufacturing date nbsp Week Year nbsp Number of banks nbsp nbsp nbsp Nominal Voltage nbsp nbsp Volts nbsp EPP nbsp nbsp nbsp no nbsp XMP nbsp nbsp nbsp yes nbsp XMP revision nbsp nbsp JEDEC timings table nbsp nbsp CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC frequency nbsp JEDEC nbsp nbsp - - - - MHz nbsp JEDEC nbsp nbsp - - - - MHz nbsp JEDEC nbsp nbsp - - - - MHz nbsp JEDEC nbsp nbsp - - - - MHzXMP profile nbsp nbsp nbsp XMP- nbsp Specification nbsp nbsp PC - nbsp Voltage level nbsp nbsp Volts nbsp Min Cycle time nbsp nbsp ns MHz nbsp Min tRP nbsp nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tRCD nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tWR nbsp nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tRAS nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tRC nbsp nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tRFC nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tRTP nbsp nbsp ns nbsp Min tRRD nbsp nbsp nsXMP timings table nbsp nbsp CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR frequency voltage nbsp XMP nbsp nbsp nbsp - - - - - T MHz Volts nbsp XMP nbsp nbsp nbsp - - - - - T MHz Volts nbsp XMP nbsp nbsp nbsp - - - - - T MHz Volts nbsp XMP nbsp nbsp nbsp - - - - - T MHz Volts DIMM nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp - same as DIMM nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp SPD registers nbsp nbsp nbsp A B C D E F nbsp nbsp B C C nbsp nbsp C C F nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp F nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp A A F nbsp nbsp D E C nbsp nbsp AD nbsp A nbsp nbsp B nbsp C A D A A C A nbsp C nbsp A E F C F C nbsp D nbsp nbsp E nbsp nbsp F nbsp A DIMM nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp - same as DMI------------------------------------------------------------------------- DMI BIOS nbsp nbsp nbsp vendor nbsp nbsp nbsp Dell Inc nbsp version nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp date nbsp nbsp nbsp DMI System Information nbsp nbsp nbsp manufacturer nbsp nbsp Dell Inc nbsp product nbsp nbsp nbsp Studio XPS MT nbsp version nbsp nbsp nbsp unknown DMI Baseboard nbsp nbsp nbsp vendor nbsp nbsp nbsp Dell Inc nbsp model nbsp nbsp nbsp R J nbsp revision nbsp nbsp A DMI System Enclosure nbsp nbsp nbsp manufacturer nbsp nbsp Dell Inc nbsp chassis type nbsp nbsp Desktop DMI Processor nbsp nbs... Read more

A:24 GB Memory working in Studio XPS 435MT for $270

EDIT:  Below is for a 435T/9000, which although released about the same time, is a different model than the 435MT.  However, both are X58 boards that have 6 tri-channel memory slots.  Memory that works in one will probably work in the other.  Try at your own expense/risk (although $67 for a 2x8GB kit or $35 for a single 8GB isn't bad - link)...
Stress testing 48GB in my 435T/9000 now.  So far so good.  BIOS and Pre-boot System Assessment memory test both recognize all 48GB.  Windows 7 Ultimate and HWiNFO recognizes 48GB.  Using 6 x 8GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 CL9.  
Memory details:  Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00/ BLS2CP8G3D1609DS1S00
Bought 3 of these 2 x 8GB kits.  Will only run at 1066 in the 435T/9000, of course, but with good CL6 timings, I believe.
The large internet retailer that reminds one of a jungle has them cheap right now...