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Laptop memory error code Help!

by rurbina / August 4, 2007 10:10 AM PDT

I have a Dell C600 Latitude Laptop. I use it just to play games on and stuff. Doesnt have a lot of mem on it, 256mb. Windows XP. I had a problem come up and I reinstalled my windows xp on and now i have this mem error coming up as reads: memory write/read failure @ 04000040, read 80EF00EF expecting 00EF00EF. Decreasing available memory. The amount of system memory has changed. Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility.

I have tried both, F2 well, I dont know what they want me to do there. It still shows 256mb as the available memory and the F1 well just lets it go thru. Do you know why I am suddenly getting this message and how do I or what do I do to get rid of it.

Thanks for your help.

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by tomron / August 4, 2007 12:22 PM PDT

Could be bad or improperly seated ram,try testing the ram,LINK

256mb might not be enough for games.


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Laptop Memory Error code
by rurbina / August 5, 2007 4:57 AM PDT
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Thank you for your help. But is this the only way, it sounds so complicated to me. Also, I think it does have something to do with my memory cards seated under the cover. I opened the cover one day to see what the mem cards looked like and to see how much was in there as I wanted to add more. After putting one of the cards back, it didnt seem to sit right and I had a problem right after, so I reopened it and reset it and the next time I did not have the problem. But I wonder if when moving my laptop around, one of the mem cards is not sitting in its slot right. Could this be it?

thank you.

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by tomron / August 5, 2007 5:54 AM PDT

I don't see how moving the laptop around could jar the mem card,but I suppose anything thing is possible.If they did move when you moved the laptop then the mem card probably not seated correctly.


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