Ram is compatible, used to work before. Just stopped workingSome OEM systems have RAM that only work in certain combinations or RAM that only works in certain slots.
Some compatible RAM may only work in singles. usually if installing in pairs it would be slot 1 & 3 or 2 & 4.
Do you know if this is fully compatible?
So to clarify all 3 of these same sticks used to work in this computer when installed together, and now they don't (except one at a time). Is that right? If so, that is odd and sadly, points to the motherboard and not the RAM.Ram is compatible, used to work before. Just stopped working
Which is sad since many of their boards are OEM boards made by ASUS, which has a reputation for reliable boards, even in their entry level lines. This suggests, and I have no reason to doubt otherwise, that Dell has modified the boards to make them proprietary, lowering the quality/reliability in the process to shave a few pennies off the cost of each board.Dell are unfortunately prone to motherboard issues.
Very true. So did my favorite brand, Gigabyte. But Gigabyte became my favorite brand because when I had a 4 year old motherboard that developed leaky caps, they replaced it free - including shipping both ways - even though it was a full year out of warranty. Dell would never do that.Dell got hit really hard by the Bad Capacitor plague, a while back, but so did other brands.