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ldurepos
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XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

hi guys

as per one of my friend I could replace my memory (RAM) up to 32GB, so I've ordered a couple sticks of Kingston HyperX 

so I've took slot 1+2 and replaced 2 4GB Hynix RAM by 2 8GB HyperX...

Now I have a good old CPU that doesnt work plus it smell like burnt plastic with no apparent damage to the board or RAM... 

Startup: 2x BEEP (No BIOS)
Motherboard Light: Solid Amber
Bootup Light: Flashing Amber
Power Supply Light: Solid Green

I've tried booting from  a single RAM unit on slot one then slot two, and nothing has changed... anyone can help?

Motherboard: 0Y2MRG
http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-0y2mrg-dell/
Processor: i7 2700
Primary: SSD Kingston HyperX Savage 240 (added)
Secondary: Seagate 1.5TB + 2TB (added) Barracuda (7200)

New RAMts/HX316C10FK2/16
http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX316C10FK2_16.pdf
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ld RAM: HMT351U6CFR8C-H9
https://www.amazon.com/PC3-10600-1333MHz-Hynix-HMT351U6CFR8C-H9-Unbuffered/dp/B0118BTRAS

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ldurepos
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RE: XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

Anyone?

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shesagordie
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RE: XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

LDUREPOS

Dell Specifications say the XPS 8300 supports a maximum of 16GB of DDR3 memory and the maximum module size supported is 4GB. See Page 65 Here:

http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_xps_desktop/xps-8300_setup%20guide_en...

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/xps-8300

Are there any 'Beeps'? 

See page 31.

Bev.

 


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RE: XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

@shesagordie:

2 Beeps yes

BEEP-BEEP-----BEEP-BEEP

the only issue that I have with it, is I've tried all 6 memory module (one by one) in slot "1" then slot "2" and none of them works.... Not sure how all 6 went dead...?

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RE: XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

@shesagordie:

2 Beeps yes

BEEP-BEEP-----BEEP-BEEP

the only issue that I have with it, is I've tried all 6 memory module (one by one) in slot "1" then slot "2" and none of them works.... Not sure how all 6 went dead...?

ldurepos

Two 'Beeps' indicate that no RAM [memory] is detected, see page 31 of the link I posted.

That together with the smell of burnt plastic, would indicate that the motherboard has issues, [aka fried] and should be replaced, to see if this makes a difference.

A thought, did you try installing only the original memory modules, to see what happens?

Bev.

 


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RE: XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

OK, I thought by detected it meant  by the module themselves... so by detected it can also indicate the slots on the motherboard

I dont think that I'm gonna replace the mainboard, will most likely go to a new machine instead

thx for your help Bev!

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RE: XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

ldurepos

It's a bummer, when that happens.

Bev.

 


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