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Bad Memory and Bios Blue Screen

Old 09-03-11, 01:07 PM
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Bad Memory and Bios Blue Screen

I have a Dell 700m and occasionally it crashes and gives me a blue screen with text saying there is some sort of problem and it needs to shut down. I am pretty sure it is faulty memory. The problem is, I have 2 sticks of 1GB memory in my notebook. I think only 1 stick is bad and the other is good. Is that a correct assumption? If so, how do I know which one to replace?

I am running Windows XP Home on it.
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Old 09-03-11, 01:27 PM
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Re: Bad Memory and Bios Blue Screen

Download this: http://www.memtest.org

You can burn it to CD or make a bootable USB stick. Once booted it will test your memory. One full past will catch most errors, but you can let it run longer. I would run it first to see if it finds any problems with either stick. If it does take one out and test on each stick individually.

If only one stick tests bad then it's very likely the problem, but if both test bad ,or neither, then it's likely something else. BSOD can be caused by many things, including software.
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