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Error on M140

Hi. I have a family member that has an XPS M140 and she is getting a memory error at shut down almost everyday now. Their have been no changes to the software or hardware. I belive the ram is faulty now that the laptop is well past it's warranty date. No other error's occur during usage but it is slowing down. My question is could I replace this ram with out much trouble?

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(NT) Can you share the exact error message?

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The error msg I get is unable to read memory 0x0276b473. Also the laptop seems to be slowing down more than normal.

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That may not be a failing memory stick.

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There is software (poorly written) that will do that. To figure this out takes some doing but I'm going to say that with 100% of the machines showing up with malware of some sort let's look for that first.

Here's a pair of FREE scanning tools you see mentioned in our Spyware forum.

Before you do anything be sure what you can't lose is on your backup copies. You never know when a malware will fight back or what it will do.

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Well I downloaded the malware software and ran them. No problems found on either. I went a head and replaced the ram with Kingston 1GB ram. The laptop not only stopped having the memory error ( but ofcourse ) it also started to run faster with out any problems.

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