thanks for answering and im sorry but im not pc literate but im trying!! could you tell me how to update my bios? thanks and sorry for being so naive.
hi bev. i think i should also add i have windows 7 professional 64bit installed. i have added ram as well. i also have the latest bios but having windows 7 do i need different bios? im confused.
You don't need a different BIOS update, for Win 7.
Did you install the processor and the memory at the same time?
Also, check the colour of the power button LED, is it solid, or blinking and the sequence of the four 1-2-3-4 Diagnostic Lights located on the front panel.
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And the four Diagnostic lights on the front panel are....?
A solid amber power LED could indicate a possible memory issue, first try the following to see if they make a difference.
A device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see page 74).
Remove and then reinstall any cards (see page 76).
Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable (see page 76).
XPS400 Dimension 9150 DXP051
Pentium D 960 requires:
1. Latest Bios
2. Performance Copper heatsink as it uses 130W
3. DDR2 5300/6400 Ram, Low Density, Non ECC, Non Buffered.
Both versions of Pentium D 960 (SL9K7 - D0 - 95W) or (SL9AP - C1 - 130W) will need DELL
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1. I also recommend Arctic Silver 5 (Thermal Paste).