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Solved: Can This Memory Module Harm my System?

Q: Solved: Can This Memory Module Harm my System?

I know you're not supposed to mix memory modules, but I have an extra 256 mg module that's a different brand from the modules now in my system. My mb (ASUS) manual says "For dual channel configuration the total size of memory modules installed per channel must be the same for better performance" which I have now w/the 2 512 mg modules installed (Patriot). It also says "Always install modules w/the same CAS latency".

My questions:

1) Could installing the 256 mg module actually weaken performance of the "dual channel configuration"?

2) If it is a different CAS latency, could it harm the mb or other memory modules in any way?

I figure if it doesn't work, the system just won't boot and I'll remove the extra module. But if it does boot, I want to be sure no harm is done to the mb, the other modules, and that it won't actually degrade the dual channel performance of the other 2 modules.

Thanks much,

A: Solved: Can This Memory Module Harm my System?

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Hello everyone: A few weeks ago I pushed the button to start my PC. It started with its usual routine but then stopped booting up and just started beeping at me. After several attempts at forcing it to shut down then starting it again only to have it beep at me I just left it off and used the laptop to do some research about the beeping. Seems it had to do with a memory problem which I managed to locate by removing the memory modules one at a time and replacing them in the same location they came from. I managed to isolate one module that when installed, caused the machine to beep and boot no further, and when removed, the machine booted up o.k. although it was a bit sluggish and acted like it wasn't to sure about what it was supposed to do with itself. It just so happened that it was in an end socket and when I removed a module from the opposite end and placed it in the suspect socket, the beeping started again, so I put that module back in it's place at the other end and left the other socket empty. I'm actually using the PC in question to make this post, it seems to run satisfactorily without the one module in place, but at times seems to loose its bearings. Sorry about running on, my question is. "Is the the memory module the problem, or is it the socket that the memory module plugs into the problem, and what is the solution either way? On this particular machine a H.P. a1250n Media Center desktop; I can install up to 4 1-gig modules, I'm using the 2 512 MB modules i... Read more

A:Memory Module or System Board?


Since the beeping starts when using a known good module in the "suspect" slot it

would seem to indicate a problem with the slot.

You can try testing using one working module in all slots to make sure that the issue is the slot.

If the slot is determined to be defective the board would have to be replaced.

This can be an issue with OEM unless the board is replaced with the same board.

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I went to the Gateway site and found they recommend the following memory upgrade.

Infineon 512 MB PC2-4200 533 MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM

When I place this in the search engine for Newegg, it comes up with nothing. I want to add 1 GB of memory. My computer is a Gateway GT5220.

According to the site I have 4 memory slots, 2 free (512+512+0+0)

With the information above, can you tell me what I need to look for online to order the correct memory for my computer?

A:Solved: What memory module do I need

Here you go

Kingston, Corsair and Crucial are all good brands.

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Hello, I have a dell 8250 that i am pretty happy with but have noticed that i need more ram. I have 512 now but several programs that i run suck up much of it. I have just purchased 2 new 512 modules for this thing and plan on pulling the 256 sticks out and replace them with the new ones. My question is i know i need to put rambus in matched pairs but can i have a pair of 512 and a pair of 256? any ideas? also i was thinking about wiping out my main drive for a complete clean reinstall. Is that a little overkill? opinions requested. thanks for your time.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8250
Motherboard Chipset Intel Tehama i850(E)
System Memory 512 MB (RDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/22/03)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

A:Solved: Rambus Inline Memory Module, 256, 533mhz, 128x16, 8c

rrlr420 said:

Hello, I have a dell 8250 that i am pretty happy with but have noticed that i need more ram. I have 512 now but several programs that i run suck up much of it. I have just purchased 2 new 512 modules for this thing and plan on pulling the 256 sticks out and replace them with the new ones. My question is i know i need to put rambus in matched pairs but can i have a pair of 512 and a pair of 256? any ideas? also i was thinking about wiping out my main drive for a complete clean reinstall. Is that a little overkill? opinions requested. thanks for your time.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8250
Motherboard Chipset Intel Tehama i850(E)
System Memory 512 MB (RDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/22/03)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)Click to expand...

Good question--try it--I don't think it will work, but all it can do is not boot.

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A:Will I harm anything by deleting HP PC doctor off of my system?

You can remove it without harming anything. PC Doctor is a software program often installed by computer manufacturers and retailers ostensibly to cut down on the number of service calls from consumers. It is essentially a diagnostic module that can detect some computer problems and hopefully coach owners through DIY repairs. If, for whatever reason, you wish to remove this program from your computer, you can do so without affecting performance--in some cases, removing PC Doctor can actually improve the speed of your computer. Global Leader in System HealthPC-Doctor System Health Solutions for PC and Android devices reduce service delivery costs and increase aftermarket revenues for manufacturers, support centers, repair depots, retailers and others.PC-Doctor products are used by:OEMs — Preload solutions are preinstalled on individual systems by manufacturers, resellers, warranty providers and others to create a first line of defense against the unnecessary return of no-trouble-found hardware. Available Intelligent Messaging Services deliver highly contextual support and marketing messages that improve and enhance the PC and Android device user experience, reduce support costs and drive aftermarket revenue.

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A:Solved: Will this harm my computer?

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Dear Sirs,
I recently put together a system that consists of:

Motherboard - Soyo K7VTA VIA KT133 chipset 200 FSB
CPU - AMD Athlon Thunderbird 900 Mhz
Memory - 1 Micron 256 MB, PC133
Hard Drive - IBM 40 GB ATA 66 7200 RPM
OS - Windows 2000 SP 2
Video - Gigabyte Geoforce2 MX400 64MB

This system has been running fine and without incident until I recently purchased an addition memory module. The memory module is identified on the chips as, Siemens HYB39S256400T-8(B). It was advertised as 512 MB Unregistered, PC133. I installed the memory into the next available DIMM socket (3 onboard). When I rebooted the computer several things happened.

1.) The PC booted through BIOS where the memory was tested and recognized (786,432 total memory) them memory and began to load Windows and then suddenly rebooted. This occured over and over.
2.) After booting into BIOS setup (Memory was recognized in BIOS) I exited and when the machine rebooted I received a STOP error.
STOP error = The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification. 0x000000A5, 0X00000011, 0X00000007, 0XEB8680C0, 0X0100000C

I then removed the new memory module and the machine booted normally.

Can you please offer me some suggestions.

Thank You,
Kelly Rudnick
[email protected]

A:Memory Module from .........

What happens if you put just the new module in? Any problems (could be a bad module)? If not:
Do you know if the new memory is ECC or non-ECC? What about the original memory?
Also, do you know if the original memory is also unregistered/unbuffered as opposed to registered/buffered?
If they are of different types, they may not play well together.

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A:memory module

Most desktop don't use ECC (Error Correction Code) Memory. However, this is a link to Dell with what they have available for sale for an Optiplex GX 200 if that's what you have. It is ECC memory. I looked at, usually a good site to do a memory search and they didn't have anything listed, but suggested you might need "proprietary" memory.

Optiplex GX200

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My owners manual for Dell 2400 series desktop calls for a PC2700(333-MHz)DDR SDRAM (non-ECC) Memory Module

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I'm confused can some one help?

A:Memory Module

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Hi, i was just checking out a site that sells memory upgrades...

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Im using a compaq m2000 laptop, is it possible to just buy a single 1GB memory stick to place into one slot or would i have to buy 2 x512mb? how many bytes can each slot hold?


A:1GB memory module?

The max ram for that model laptop is 1GB so the safest most reliable way to go would be to purchase 2x 512MB. read this page from
Good website for memory, I use it all the time.

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A:memory module

There should be a sticker on the module giving the specifications.

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A:memory module?

Make and model of the laptop would be useful. You can also go on sites like Kingston ,use their configurator and you will find exactly the memory you need.

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A:A5F74AV Memory Module

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Hi Guys,
Thought i'de upgrade my 2 half gig ddr 266 memory sticks, too
2 one gig ddr 266 memory sticks.
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All the best.

A:Memory Module Issues

What is the make and model of the new memory?

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A:memory module virus

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Hey there,
I checked to c what memory would b suitable for my laptop ( HP Compaq nx6110 ), and it seems i need DDR PC2700..
I was wondering if it matters if i use PC2700,2100 or some other ...
Does anyone know if my system would function with any of the other PC speeds?



A:Memory Module question

Usually, faster speeds are OK (it will just run at the motherboard speed or the speed of any other RAM module also installed, whichever is the slower)

But if you install slower RAM (2100) then all RAM, including any original module that may be faster will run at the slower speed.

I have not experienced issues using faster RAM, but very rarely timing issues may arise and it will fail to work. But it's rare.

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Sorry I am dim, but I can't figure out if the memory I have will work with the mobo i have.

mobo: Asus A7V400-MX
(from the supoprt manual: supports up to 2GB unbuffered PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM)

Memory: 1 x 512 DDR 400 PC3200 UDIMM made by elixir.

I know the 'PC' numbers don't match, but i was assured twice by the tech guy that the memory is backwards-compatible with the mobo specs.

Unfortunately I am having problems with the new mobo, which may be due to the new memory, I'm not sure!!

The full problem I'll describe if I get past this issue. Don't want to bore you with it all stright up at first.


A:Does this memory module fit this mobo?

Yes it should work. It will just run at most 2700 (333MHz) or slower
instead of 3200 (400MHz), depending on the CPU FSB and your settings.

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Hi I have recently purchased inspiron 5567 laptop and I think I would need to add more RAM to it.
in India I don't find anywhere on the Dell official site, an option to purchase a memory module.
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Is it okay to purchase from a local computer store or from online store like Amazon or Flipkart?
Secondly, do I have to take my laptop to the service center to replace the module or I can replace it at my home itself?
If I replace it at my own, will it affect my laptop's warranty?

A:Upgrading Memory Module

It'll take up to 2X8G DDR4-19200 modules; yes, you can purchase the memory and install it yourself (simply requires removing the base cover).
Disconnect the battery and unplug the system before upgrading.

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A:Memory module size

Quote: Originally Posted by arliedog

I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

The size of the module shouldn't matter as long as they are exactly the same specs. If you think the heap problem is caused by memory download and run memtestx86 for several hours at least.

You can also check in event viewer (type event vwr in search) for log entries. Go to windows logs>application tab (and system)and look for errors (red in the left hand colum) relating to the problem. When found note the event ID and source codes and relay them to us

Let us know if you need help

Ken J+

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A:New Memory Module = Problems

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Helloes mates, ive got the following problem thats been annoying me for the last couple days.

I just bought brand new computer parts and im trying to get them to work together.
Ive gotten to a point where motherboard displays an error "C1" continuously(this motherboard has a small led display that shows error messages). Even tried resettin CMOS, changing places of memory modules, only using one module etc. but i still can't get it to work.
Also the memory modules seem to generate alot of heat during that time that motherboard is stuck at C1 phase. I haven't had the balls to keep it going for more than 5 minutes since at that point memory modules heat build-up seems to be too much.

Motherboards manual says for C1 code that:
Detect memory
-Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and EEC
-Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
Motherboard: Abit AB9 Pro Intel 965 LGA775 ATX
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Video card: Club 3D 8600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E DUAL-DVI TV
Memory: Corsair Twin2X 2x1GB DDR2 800Mhz kit

A:Memory module/processor?

POST error C1 indicates RAM refresh has failed.

Try the RAM in another bank or try a diff module. Check to make sure the banks are clear and free of obstructions.

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Is this true?

A:Memory module query

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I am trying to reformat a friends computer. It is a real mess, so I do not want to clean it out. But when I try to run the xp-setup, it gives me a bsod with different messages, all including setupdd.sys. I can boot normally, setup loads files, I am asked what I want to do, press enter to setup, accept license agreement. When it asks me where I want to set up windwos, partitions etc, it show 4 unknown devices with unknown size, no harddisk, no partitions, after that, whatever I do, a bsod.
I googled this up and it seems to have to do with bad ram. My computer shows all disks and partitions without problems, so I figure it is not a hardware problem, but malware, preventing me from formatting/re-installing windows xp.
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When I run the scan in safemode, it does not detect a thing.

I appreciate any help!!

A:Memory module infected

In time I also ran dr. Web, some 2000 infected files with win32.hllp.neshta and win32.sector.204800, file infectors, very nasty, but apparently cured. I ran windows memory test, no errors found. I ran also checkdisk, inclusive surface scan and it found some problems (as a result of file intection?). The problem still remains, I start windows setup, it still does not recognize any partitioned/unpartitioned space (I checked in my computer, 50 Gb partitioned and 100 Gb unpartitioned) and after any choice I make there (create, delete, setup) a bsod.

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Hello Windows Vista Forums,

I would like to upgrade my Random Access Memory (RAM). I am thinking to put 2GB RAM cards into my machine. I have a small problem though. I don't know what type of memory my I should put into my machine. I own a Alienware Area 51 7500. Here are the system specs:

System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware
OS Vista Ultimate x64
CPU Area 51 7500
Motherboard MB-EVGA122CKNF68B1
Memory 8GB ElPIDA DDR2 PC2-6400 U-DIMM 800MHZ
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Sound Card EAX3
Monitor(s) Displays SAMSUNG 23" GAMERS CHOICE
Screen Resolution Primary 1680 X 1050, Secondary 1920 X 1080
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Model: ST3250410AS
Size: 250GB
PSU CoolerMaster 1000
Case Alienware Black Head Chasis
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
Keyboard Alienware M51 Standard Keyboard
Mouse Alienware M5 Standard Size Mouse
Internet Speed 54.0 MBPS
Other Info Bought in October of 2007 from Alienware.

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A:RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Pretty sure you'll be good with 240 pin DDR2 modules. Best to install in pairs, so keep that in mind. While newegg isn't guaranteed to give you the best price, they've always been reliable wherever I am in the world when it comes to shipping. - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Those are the modules for your board sorted by rating. I personally have Mushkin brand in my tower, but I'm not partial to any brand. Check out the reviews. Maybe someone else here has the same mobo as you and can offer some first hand experience on what you should get. Good luck.

Also for future reference

You can go there and find the proper ram size/timings and then use that info to do a search on newegg or your favorite shopping site.

According to them here's the ram you need (

Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300

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I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop, Runs Vista. Bought in 2009.
A month or more ago, the battery stopped working. I haven’t replaced it yet, because, 1. It went from working to not working very abruptly, and I’m not sure that’s how batteries die. 2. Checking online, I read it might be my BIOS. 3. I know someone who replaced her battery and it only worked for a week or so. So her computer must have another issue going on, maybe mine does too.  
The last 2 weeks, the laptop has been freezing at random times.
When it’s not freezing, it’s running great. I run virus and malware checks often. Paid Avast, free Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, CCleaner, and I ran Windows Repair All in One.
I ran a diagnostic test at Dell, it found a critical hardware failure--my memory module isn’t working properly and should be replaced. My System Info says that my -- RAM is 4.00 GB, Total physical memory - 3.96 GB, Available physical memory - 2.58, Total virtual memory - 8.12 GB, Available virtual memory - 6.62 GB.
Question-could this memory module issue cause the battery issue and/or the random freezing?
I also attempted to update my BIOS at Dell, which was a recommended update. It wouldn’t allow me to complete the update, because there was no battery.
Any advice would be welcome.

A:Battery, BIOS or memory module?

Hello - Yes batteries can die abruptly.. normally you would see a decrease in how long it stays charged and then it would simply fail.  But it could be yours just decided to die.  Also your computer's freezing can be attributed to bad memory and if their memory tester found a problem you may indeed have failing memory, but I would try replacing the battery first ( just in case somehow the lack of battery is affecting the memory circuit. (unlikely but possible).

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How to remove the memory module?

Get the following message and for me this means that one of the modules is broken:

Memory Error
Address = 00034000H
Read Date = 28034000H
Write Data = 00034000H

For my opinion the computer should boot again when I remove the broken memory slice?

Cheers Australia

A:Tecra R10 - How to remove memory module?


You can remove easily the memory modules.
I think the bay is placed at the bottom of the unit.
You have to remove the screw securing the bay and you will get a access to the module.

Here is a video how to do this on another notebook Satellite L500. But the procedure is not very different on Tecra R10

Hope this helps a little bit

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This is supposedly what happened to my computer. Is there some way to prevent this or find out early enough to prevent drive erasure?

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I've posted this already but I was wondering if there was anyone else had an opinion on this.
I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which currently has 512mb of RAM on board.
I want to add another 512 module.
The Owners Manual states that I should remove the AGP CARD before adding a new module. It doesn't say that I should replace it when the new memory is inserted.
Can anyone tell me what is the function of the AGP card and if it is necessary to remove it before adding the new memory module?
Cobh Rambler.

A:Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

The AGP card would be your video card, you'd definitely want to put that back in or your computer won't work. Normally you don't remove the video card to install more memory.

The only reason I see for doing that, since its not a normal procedure, is that the card may be in the way of the latches on the side of the memory slots.

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Hello members, this is my first day as a member and i got a problem.
I have a ASROCK K7VT2 motherboard with a Athlon 2000 cpu and 256 mb of 266ddr ram, but i have decided to upgrade so i have lobbed the 256 mb of ram out and replaced it with a single stick of 1gb of 266 ddr ram.
Noweverything works and it is faster BUT its only showing as 512mb of ram, the BIOS is fully updated and i have tryed the ram in the second slot to no avail. Have looked in the manual and the board says it takes 2gb of ram and it has 2 slots so 1+1 = 2 YE only this board dont wanna play i have tryed emailing asrock but go no reply so HHHEEELLLPPP can anyone help me please


A:Asrock K7VT2 memory module not recognized!!! HELP

this will definitely not solve your problem, but please read the contents of this link

it says how much asrock sux. sorry man.

by the way

Hello and Welcome to Techspot

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I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which currently has 512mb of RAM on board.
I want to add another 512 module.
The Owners Manual states that I should remove the AGP CARD before adding a new module. It doesn't say that I should replace it when the new memory is inserted.
Can anyone tell me what is the function of the AGP card and if it is necessary to remove it before adding the new memory module?
Cobh Rambler.

A:Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

There is no reason to remove an AGP card if you are adding more memory. Unless the AGP card physically blocks the RAM slot (not allowing you to put the RAM in), you need not worry about the AGP card.

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I get this message whenever I log on; try to run regedit or msconfig. I'm frustrated trying to find out what the problem is...can you help???

Each time the @ # is different...i.e., ". . . in module kernel32 at 5443:91271892" these numbers change each login.

I can't see what is running on startup because this message occurs and never goes into msconfig.


A:Memory Access Violation in Module Kernel32 @ . . .

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Hi. I done a report on my pc using EVEREST because I wanted to upgrade my RAM. It says:

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 4-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 2

It says maximum Memory Module Size 256MB. Does this mean I cannot put a 512MB memory module in or does it mean the most ive got in it is 256mb?

A:EVEREST - Maximum Memory Module Size

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I've just bought a Toshiba NB 510-10D and I can't find where do I have to change the RAM memory,

Can anyone help me?


A:Replace the memory RAM module of TOSHIBA NB510


I found very nice YouTube movie How to replace the RAM for Toshiba NB500, NB520, NB550D Series

Check this.
The plastic cover at the bottom of the unit needs to be removed? there you will see the HDD and the memory modules. Spread out the two memory lock latches so that the memory module pops up. Pull the memory module up and out at an angle, using care to avoid touching the connectors. Remove the memory module.

That?s all.

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I have a Tecra 8200 p3 (850 i think) that currently has 2x 128MB RAM.

The laptop only registers 128MB, so I think one of the sockets may be faulty.

I understand the maximum memory the tecra 8200 will address is 512MB, but can this be in a single Dimm, or must it be in 2x256?



A:Tecra 8200 recognizes only one 128MB memory module


You can use 2 x 256MB memory modules 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM or 144-Pin PC100 SODIMM

Best regards

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Please help.
Does anyone have a *photo or physical description* on the original 128 Meg module that went in the the 3440CT.

I know the part number and specification I'm specifically trying to identify if the one in my 3440CT is a Toshiba part and therefore under the 10year guarantee. Its faulty.

Paper Label Printed with:-

* square "3d" bar code
* 128MB PC-133
* MTGA83S-86KI3
* S/N:S36000801096

The chips are KTI

it has 4 chips on each side and is a Micro Dimm 144 pin.
Printed on board is T3-0196 REV:1.0

I hope this link works. This is one on Ebay in Poland


Message was edited by: neill.bird

A:Portege 3440CT: What is a orginal memory module spec


Portege 3440 supports 64Mb of internal memory and this memory cannot be removed.
So only one slot is available.

As far as I know Toshiba recommends using these modules for an upgrade:

*SDRAM 64MB (PA3033U-1M06)*
*SDRAM 128MB (PA3034U-1M12)*

I think you could google for these single numbers and you should get a photo or all needed details about these modules?


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Hi my name is Richard.I got a pc here and we got a major problem.   203 - Memory module failed self test and failing rank was disabled (slot 3) I know this a ram , motherboard problem but I don't know how to fix it. My devices does not work, it said LSI Raid error, my keyboard, mouse does not work. I tried to spam f10 for bios but It still showed up the error message. I dont wanna spend too much money on this. I really need to fix this problem before I ever get in trouble. I believe my ram comes with the motherboard because I don't see any ram sticks inside my pc. I tried to reboot but nope, it still gave me the message. This really scared me, I could not get any devices working, I could not go to bios, I dont have a clear disk to diagnose on. I've seen forums thesame as this but non of them worked. Please help us. I will try to be active as soon as possible.  Any replies will be replied and, Please help us and tell us the solution for this. I only saw HP users have this. I don't want to spend $500 bucks for a new pc.  Specs: PC: HP Workstation x8600DDR3 Memory: 6 gbPciE: Zotac Geforce GT 610  Any further replies will be replied as fast as possible. I will try to be active as soon as possible.   Thank you staff, volunteers and members for reading this thread. I've tried everything i could do to fix this, nothing seems to be working.                 &nbs... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop having 4 GB RAM. I am planning to add additional 8GB RAM.
So, the Total RAM would be 4+8= 12 GB.

I found the following information in Dell Specifications User Guide:

Inspiron 5521 Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM connectors
Inspiron 5537 Two internally-accessible DDR3L SODIMM connectors
Capacity Up to 16 GB
Inspiron 5521 Dual channel DDR3
Inspiron 5537 Dual channel DDR3L
Speed Up to 1600 MHz
Configurations supported 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

I found the following Memory Module information by running Command on my Laptop: 
Total Width: 64 bits

Data Width: 64 bits

Size: 4096 MB

Form Factor: SODIMM

Set: None

Locator: JDIMM2

Bank Locator: Not Specified

Type: DDR3

Type Detail: Synchronous

Speed: 1600 MHz

Question 1: Is it possible to add 4+8= 12GB configuration in this Laptop?
Question 2: Should i use DDR3 instead of DDR3L RAM in this Laptop?
Question 3: Which RAM is best supported with this Laptop, Kingston or CORSAIR Vengeance?

Note: I am using Ubuntu on this Machine.

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

1. Yes, albeit at a performance penalty.  It's designed for a pair of matched modules.
2.  Either will work by itself.  Don't mix DDR3 and DDR3L though -- if you have DDR3, use that; if L, use that if you're adding a module.
3.  Crucial is hard to beat particularly given its compatibility guarantee when purchased through its memory configurator.  Anything else- ask the vendor about compatibility guarantees (or be sure you understand the possible restocking charge if a return is required).

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Good day to all. Can someone please assist me, advance thanks..

I bought a PC with MSI mainboard, N430GT, with 2-2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G installed RAM (=4GB), 500GB HDD.
Everything works smooth until I read that I could upgrade memory up to 16GB max. BTW my OS is Win7 64 Ultimate.

So I decided first to buy and install 2pcs-4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G (=8GB), for a few days everything works fine as expected, I shut it down one night and the following day restarting my PC, it turned BLUE with messages., and then on as often as every 5 minutes or less it turns BSOD.

I asked my friends and told me to do a clean OS reinstallation and I did that, but the problem persisted as if nothing changed.

So I did a memory diagnostic and It noted that possible hardware problem.

I did immediately changed and swap back my original 2pcs-2GB memory, and surprisingly until this thread writing it is ok.

My mainboard supports dual channel (two slots only) and I want to know how could I checked which one of the two 4GB memory modules is not working, or is it safe to install only one 4GB memory to checked which of the two is working or both are not working?

Any immediate response is of great help. thanks.

A:BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

The Kingston Value Ram (KVR) is known to be marginal and not even work in some PC's. The regular Kingston memory is usually OK but none of the techies that I know will use or recommend the KVR.

Check the MSI (or whoever the motherboard vendor is) site for your motherboard model (you didn't list it so I can't check for your). The N430GT is your video card, not the motherboard. Most motherboard vendors list compatible memory for their motherboards. Best to use memory that has been certified for the specific motherboard.

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I have the small Inspiron 3250 Desktop.  Processor information:  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz (CPU:0).  Memory type:  DDR3 (1600 MHz).
I want to add another 8gb memory module.  I have asked Dell representative 5 times about which module to order.  I have received 4 different recommendations and one "your PC can't be upgraded).  I do know that my PC has two slots for memory and is only using 1 8gb module so I know it can be upgraded.  I just don't know which module is best suited for my PC.
Any suggestions??  Thanks in advance

A:Inspiron 3250 Small Desktop Memory Module

Have you called Dell Spare Parts directly (totally separate from Dell tech support) and given them that part number?
You can look at They have 2x8GB RAM for this system model for ~$94. The good thing about Crucial is they guarantee it works in whichever system they recommended it for or they take it back. Many people around this forum buy from Crucial.
But do yourself a favor. Start at Crucial's home page and work through their product finder on the left side so you know you looking at RAM for your system. Don't just rely on the link I posted, because -after all- it is your money.  
You will have to click the "Show more" button when you get to the page for your model to see the 8 GB modules.
And I guess you could sell the Hynix module on eBay etc to recover some of the cost of a new pair...

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I am considering setting IE 8 to delete the Temporary Internet Files everytime I close IE. I've read that deleting the Temporary Internet Files regularly, leads to severe fragmentation of the hard drive. Would the scheduling of Defragmenter to run on a regular basis solve the issue or will harm still be done to the hard drive?

What are the Temporary Internet Files anyway? Are they just to load webpages quicker? That's not much of an issue for me because my internet connection and computer are fast.

The reason I want to do it is because my favicons keep getting messed up and I've found the only way to organize them again is to delete the Temporary Internet Files - unless there is another way to keep favicons organised? I've tried storing them in a dedicated folder but that didn't work - they were shuffled around again.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Does deleting the Temporary Internet Files harm the hard drive?

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I boot my Hp machine, nothing shown on screen and "capslock & numlock 3 times blink"i tried hard reseting it / AC adapter and battery does not seem to be the reason of this issue. is it memory module error? how to fix it?

A:Memory module error capslock & numlock 3 times blink

@usmanm27? Try reseating the memory boards first."Just remove them and reinsert them." HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation - Remove/Replace Videos REO

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I have upgraded one of my old computers from 512MB RAM to 1GB by buying another PC3200 DDR400 512MB module. Upon booting Windows XP after the installation of RAM, BSODs with various errors show up (sometimes before loading to the desktop, sometimes after the desktop has loaded). Some of the errors include: IRQL LESS THAN EQUAL error, and another error that has the word 'Page' in it (I forgot if it is Page fault or Page file).

I have traced this down to the BIOS Memory settings. Before the upgrade, I have set other settings to the optimal setting that the BIOS can allow me, by reading this guide: , without any problems. Upon upgrading, setting the DRAM Command Rate to 2T will prevent the BSODs (before the installation of the new module, this setting was set to 1T and my system worked fine without any BSODs).

I am wondering if there is another way I can get my system to work while still setting the DRAM Command Rate to 1T. As I have seen from various websites like this one: ( , there is a performance increase if the DRAM Command Rate is set to 1T. I also would like to know if the performance gain is not that significant and if it is better if I just leave it at 2T?

I am also wondering if module order matters (based from closeness to the processor) in performance and stability. I have found out thru Everest Home Edition that the ne... Read more

A:DRAM Command Rate BIOS setting Problem with Installation of New Memory Module

Put the slower one into Slot 1 - that ought to ensure it runs at that speed, not the faster sticks timings..

You could try resetting it to 1T if that proves stable. A slight bump in Ram Voltage probably wouldn't hurt - if your board has that Facility in the BIOS.

A quick way to test stablility is to run a 2m SuperPi - it's not foolproof, but if it passes, you know you're on the right track. If you get errors, it's still suss, and you might want to run a MemTest on each stick individually - although it's new, it may still be faulty!

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Since my last post when i tried deleting a trojan, seems as though all the malware removers that i have used may have found another virus in one of my library files and may have removed it also. The following message comes up when i start my computer:

RUN DLL : Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\udolgkc.dll The specified module could not be found

It seems as though because of this the system takes ages to load.
What can i do.
Is it that my pc is telling me its time toget a new one. I bought this in 2002


A:Dll Module Of System 32 Cannot Be Found

How did you try to delete the trojan?Run The Windows OneCare Free Scan (on-line scan)To run the Windows One Care Free ScanGo to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan site using Internet Explorer. It will say "Get a free PC safety scan" sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and not the "Try It Now Free" offer on the right side.Allow the download of an Active X component.Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opensClick "Next"Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, possibly two hours or so depending on the size of your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive may be.After completing the Windows OneCare Free Scan run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, (updating each program?s malware definitions before you reboot into safe mode to run the scans) and allow both to fix what they find.If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:*AdAware SE:*Spybot S&D: that that I suggest you post a ?HijackThis? log in the ?Hijack This? Logs and Analysis Forum for expert assistance with your malware infection.Read the pinned post in our ?HijackThis Logs and Analysis? forum, here Read more

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My system has started telling me that the system is low on memory. Why? I have virtual memory set to almost 4 gigs and I have a progtam called SmartRAM that came with Advanced Windows Care and it tells me that I have adequate memory.

A:Solved: Low on system memory Somebody Help Me Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How can I tell how much memory my system can accept?
OS XP HOME. Mother board ECS P4VMM2 1.0

A:Solved: How much memory on this system

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How does Dual Channel system memory work?

What would be the difference in the way a 400mhz memory stick recieves/sends data to a pentium prescott 3.6 800mhz, compared to a dual channel memory 400mhz stick recieving and sending data?

On PC3200 <-- , or 5400 <-- etc, what do those (PC####) numbers stand for?

A:Solved: System Memory?

This pdf file from Kingston should explain it all.
I believe for dual channel to be activated, you must install the ram in identical pairs.

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I have a Gateway M150-XL Slate laptop. It came with two 1GB sticks of RAM, but I would like to upgrade to 3GB or 4GB of RAM. It has two RAM slots, but I've seen places online (CNET/Best Buy) where it says max supported RAM 2GB for my laptop. I went to Gateway's website and put my serial number in and it says:

Memory Upgrade Information
System Serial Number: 1102133509

Motherboard Part Number: 2905935R

Type of Memory Modules (shipped):
1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory Module (CRU/EURP)

Memory Installation Guide
Number of Memory Slots on Board: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Maximum Amount / Type of RAM that can be Installed:
4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300

So what can I do? Can I upgrade with two sticks of 2GB each. If so, where is a good place to find quality/inexpensive DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM? For example, I've been to TigerDirect but I only see PC5400. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: How much memory can I upgrade my system with?

According to what I read on the Gateway Support site the MAX Ram is 2 gig. and that is what the specs say it comes with. 2Gig 667 DDR2. Now that doesnt mean that the computer cant use more. But your OS may limit what would make sense for you to have.

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I was not sure where exactly to post this, sorry if this is the incorrect forum. I am looking at purchasing a laptop w/Win 7 HP 64 bit, my question is this: It comes with 4 gb ddr3 ram, would I notice enough improvement to justify purchasing an extra 4gb stick? I do not game, and Open Office is probably the largest program I run. Here is the link to the system I am looking at purchasing.

HP ProBook 4530s XU015UT Notebook PC - Intel Core i3-2310M 2.10GHz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6 Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit at


A:[SOLVED] New system memory question

4GB is plenty for a general use system.

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I have put this here because I hope this more hardware than the game---
I installed COD AW (PC) 6 DVDs today-----
it runs till the end of the opening cut scene & then crashes---
right before this a System pop up comes up & says
close program to save all data--low on memory
has the game listed in the box---
I have 8 GBs of RAM & my video card has 2 GB of VRAM-----
I saw something on google about precache & games---
when I installed my 120GB SSD / HHD I followed all the tweak web-sites &
turned precache & super cache off (0) superfetch ???
should I turn off all my SSD tweaks &
see if the game runs okay------
my monitor is 1920 x 1080p-- games shows native setting
I tried rrunning the game in high something like 1445 x something--
it did the exact samething---
I looked on Activision support webpage
Knowledge Base / All / Call of Duty Advanced Warfare PC Out of Memory Error
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC Out of Memory Error

We are currently aware of an issue causing an Out of Memory error. You are probably low on hard disk space. (12) for some players playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PC. We are diligently working hard to resolve this issue.

I have 61 GBs available on my SSD & like 200 GB available on my HHD.
I spent my money on this ASUS STRIX 960gtx
I can't afford to go buy one with 4+ GB of VRAM---I thought that was only for 4K resolution
anyway---- I don't have 4K anything---
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A:Solved: out of memory system crash

I was going to put in a screen shot of my options page for COD AW PC page--
but print screen only shows a very small part of it in paint--

but anyway----I have been playing around with settings for this game for last two days--
the main change I made was in texture is to change it to normal--
if I try to run it in my native resolution of 1920x1080p (full screen)--
& with textures set to high---it says my dedicated VRAM isn't enough
so I can leave textures on high & run at a smaller resolution--
or what I'm doing is running at 1920x1080p native HD
with textures set to normal--- VRAM changes from red to yellow in options
with either these settings---- not sure if they have RED/YELLOW/ GREEN or what
looks yellow is actually gold looking ????
I've never seen what the game looks like on full HD resolution & High or Ultra High textures---
only whats on videos on youtube---
so to me the game looks good on my settings---
I have a SSD windows 7 optimized---it kept coming up with low memory errors and
crashed several times as I kept changing settings--
doing some reading --unless U have a ton of regular ram--U need page file turned on
and either set to a larger setting or system select.
I went with system select
crazy that I have 8gb of regular ram 2gb of vram and it still needs page file
page file is cheaper than spending another 54$ for 2 more RAM sticks just to play this one game--
I can see a very very slight lag if I really pay attention to K... Read more

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 Hello , Product  : HP ENVY Ultrabook 4-1046txCurrent Wifi Module : Broadcom 802.11 b/g/n I need to upgrade my wifi module to a new dual band module preferably the Intel one. anyone confirm that whether my laptop is Whitelist or not ?  Thanks in Advance !

A:Upgrade Wifi Module to a new Dual band module

Hi, Your machine was built long way before mid 2014. The chance to change wireless card is from slim to none. Do you know the whitelist story don't you ? Regards.

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I have just reinstalled the software on my Libretto W100-10D, starting the recovery procedure from internal HDD recovery partition.

After the procedure I have a clean new Libretto; all is working fine, except my 3G Module isn't recognized anymore: the Wireless Manager SW is not installed, and the 3G module does not appear in the Device Manager anymore!!!

It looks like the 3G module is not installed! of course before the recovery procedure it was working like a charm!

I suspect something has deactivated the 3G module (usually something similar happens in the BIOS...)

Can somebody help me to have the 3G module working back?

Many tanks and best regards

A:Libretto W100-10D - 3G Module not working after system installation


Did you check the settings within the BIOS?
To be honest I?m not quite sure if BIOS contains separate 3G on/off or Wlan option but you should definitely check it.

To access the BIOS press ESC and F1
In case the BIOS would contains 3G or Wlan option, please ensure that this is enabled.

Then visit the Toshiba EU driver page and download and install the Ericsson 3G Driver
This is the driver for 3G module.

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I have been running the software entitled WebResearch 3 by Macropool on my Windows 7 machine for quite a while with no problems. Then about 2 weeks ago it failed to start up and presented me with the following error message: "Microsoft Jet Database Module is broken or not present on your system"In the days preceding this problem, I had run the following on my computer: BitDefender Antivirus 2010, TuneUpUtilities 2011, and SpeedUpMyPC (I don't believe this last one made any changes, as it was just the trial that demonstrates what the program could do if you purchase it.)I really would prefer not to do a System Restore, because I spent hours hassling with installing a Roku box and messing with my router over Christmas. I don't want to go through all that again. I'm hoping perhaps there may be an easier way to fix this problem. Everything else seems to be working just fine. Just that one program won't start.Below is my HijackThis log. I am also attaching a PDF of my initial problem report to WebResearch, as well as their response. I would be most grateful for any recommendations on how to address this issue.GingerthreadsLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 4:01:09 PM, on 12/27/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo... Read more

A:"Microsoft Jet Database Module is broken or not present on your system"

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as... Read more

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Hi all,

I work for a relatively small software company and am currently having a pretty big dilemna about the system error as mentioned in the title.

On further research I realised that I was not alone, and many people worldwide were experiencing this issue which prevents software to install on some XP machines. I thus now realise it is a Windows XP issue and not our companys. However on thorough search through support pages I have not found an ounce of information about it on the Microsoft site .

I have also concluded it is an issue concering DLL and OCX files. Apparently when copies of these type of files are created when installing software, XP reacts in what I can best describe as an unfriendly manner. I am still a bit sketchy on the exact details and thus why I put it out to the forum.

Does anyone know anything about this System error and what exactly causes it? Any help whatsoever would be GREATLY appreciated! Also does anyone know of a patch of some sort that clears up this problem?

Thankyou very much and I am very eager to here if anyone out there knows anything about this silly XP problem. Thanks again.

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My system keeps getting slower. Sometimes when I try to run a program it won't run. System just seems to stall. CPU is shown as 100%. I ran Hijack this. Do I have too many programs running on startup?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:47:42 AM, on 5/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.... Read more

A:Solved: system slow and not enough memory to run some programs

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I just installed a stick of 1GB DDR2 4200 533MHz in my ECS motherboard after removing 512MB of DDR 2100. The board has DDR2 533 printed nest to the DDR2 slots, so there is no question of compatibility. However, Windows XP System Information continues to show only 512MB of RAM as do third party system analysis tools such as Belarc Advisor and Fresh Diagnose.

I found one other thread on this problem which was solved by updating the BIOS. That may be a possible answer but my American Megatrends BIOS does not reflect installed memory and my new board is only a year old.

Can anyone suggest a solution?

A:Solved: System finds less than installed memory

The problem was a defective memory module. After much hassle I received a full refund, went to Crucial and purchased 2 gigs of DDR2 533MHz which the system read immediately.

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Compaq Deskpro EP/SB
Running Windows XP Professional SP2
Pentium II, 256 MB SDRAM w/ 3 slots
400 MHZ

How can I tell if I can increase the memory on this machine? Currently have 3 slots running 256 MB SDRAM. Can I increases to 512MB or is it time for a new machine? System freezes when running more than 3 different programs. Each time I have to restart, I get an error that date and time is not correct and some message about system information is incorrect.

Any advice is helpful, thanks.

A:Solved: Need More Memory or New Machine? System freezes

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I've 256 MB of RAM but in system properties I can only see that 224 is available.Why is it happening?

A:Solved: Why does system properties show less memory?

It is being shared with the vido adapter - very normal

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Okay so last night I decided that I would upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7..a process which took most of the day since Windows was moving files around. My desktop loaded and everything..and as soon as everything was loaded poof: Blue Screen of death saying System Memory Dump...something something it goes so fast I can't read it all. It did say if I have updated any drivers or installed any software to remove it. I would just go back to Windows Vista but the problem is first of all I don't have that CD and I really don't think that is what the problem is. I can run safe mode with networking fine (which is what I am doing now) safe mode, and safe mode with command prompt. I have tried windows update, it won't update the computer it says automatic updates are off (perhaps because I am in safe mode?) I tried repairing with the Windows disc it said it could not detect any problems. I ran memory diagnostics and chkdsk and have had no luck so far. I even tried updating all of my drivers one by one down the list but it says they are all up to now I am at a standstill oh and I get this message saved into a Windows Minidump folder everytime.

\ n t k r n l p a . e x e ! \ S y s t e m R o o t \ s y s t e m 3 2 \ h a l m a c p i . d l l  \ S y s t e m R o o t \ s y s t e m 3 2 \ k d c o m . d l l . \ S y s t e m R o o t \ s y s t e m 3 2 \ m c u p d a t e _ G e n u i n e I n t e l . d l l  \ S y s t e m R o o t \ s y s t e m 3 2 \ P S H E D . d l l \... Read more

A:Solved: System Memory Dump-Minidump?

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I am trying to install a 'free' Mcafee software from their website, but I get the following message: Your system does not have sufficent memory to run this application.
Of course, i have enough memory on my pc! The Mcafee is a free add on to my O2 broadband account. I have contacted my broadband supplier and they suggested contacting Microsoft. Any help would be lovely.
I have XP.


A:Solved: Your system does not have sufficent memory to run this application

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My system process under Taskmanager-processes-image name-system is taking up 61000k memory.
I recently reformatted my computer and before the reformat it only took up less than 200k memory.

I have windows xp up to date and i only have my video drivers/ directx and a few steam games installed, i have done a full virus scan and found nothing.

this is my gaming computer so i like to keep it as fast as possible. does anyone know what could be cause system to be using so much memory?

My specs are:
CPU INTEL|C2Q Q9300 2.5
DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS motherboard
evga nvidia 9800 gtx 512mb video card
2 gigs ram
windows xp

any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: System process taking up a lot of memory

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 448568 MB, Free - 400597 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

Disappointed, I find that the backup software on my Dell for creating a system image expects a hard-drive and will not work with the "64GB" Lexar Jumpdrive I just bought for that purpose. [ The capacity is sufficient even though the "64GB" designation really means 59.6GB, where a KB is 1024B. Very misleading by Lexar, because they use a mixed base number to describe the capacity: a power of 2 (64) and a power of 10 (10 to the 9th). 2 ^ 6 x 10 ^ 9 Bytes. The computer data is stated entirely as a power of 2 in the listings of files: a GB is 2 ^ 30 Bytes not 1 x 10 ^ 9 Bytes.] *

But all that is beside the point. My problem is how can I use the "64GB" Lexar Jumpdrive to store a system image that I could easily recover if my hard-drive were to fail? The factually 59.6 GB Lexar stick has enough capacity. My system is only about 47 GB large.

* The info in the square brackets is just additional information, optional at no extra cost.

A:Solved: Create system image on memory stick

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to me ram has always been pritty much ram but

i see it alot more lately out here then ever so i was woundering whats the deal with Unbuffered

System Memory and Registered System Memory which one is better also does registerd have any

compatibilltiy problems with alot of systems or is it pritty much just the same stuff?

A:Unbuffered System Memory vs Registered System Memory

TheBlob said:

to me ram has always been pritty much ram but

i see it alot more lately out here then ever so i was woundering whats the deal with Unbuffered

System Memory and Registered System Memory which one is better also does registerd have any

compatibilltiy problems with alot of systems or is it pritty much just the same stuff?Click to expand...

Hi TheBlob,

All of your questions can be answered here:

-- Tom

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Hi to whoever can help...
It started with my pc getting blue screens after I played videogames for a while and my virtual memory would fill up very quickly creating a 2 gig memory dump file each time it would happen. Then I noticed my pc was running extra slow with not just my videogames but other applications.
So I scanned using Avast and removed some viruses but it said it found a MEMORY VIRUS? so it had to reset and do a scan out of windows, which it did and it found and removed some viruses but since then my pc has still been really laggy.
So I did some searching about Memory viruses which lead me to the free trend micro scan which I only just completed and it did it's thing but. It found a freeloader spyware stormer if that sounds right? well I'm not sure if teh browser crashed but I don't think it worked too good so now I've restarted, my pc is still slow and so here I am in all my noob glory.
Well I've had help from people here before so I thought I might try again.

Here's my Hijack this log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:38:22 AM, on 18/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:Solved: Slow system, Blue screens and memory virus?

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One for all you "Experts"

Hey all, I'm new around here, and I joined because I have bad computer trouble, and maybe someone could identify my problem. The other day, I opened up my computer to put a stick of 512 Mb DDR Ram into it, and i found two 128 Mb DDR sticks already in there. So I took one of the 128 Mb Chips out, and put the 512 Mb in, mixing them up with each other. Anyways, when I turned on my computer to boot it up, it made a bunch of wierd noises, like beeps, so I turned it off fairly fast. I took out the 512 Mb and put back in the old 128 Mb stick. Now whenever I push the button for my computer to come on, It will only make a long beep, pause for a second, then keep making the beeps, over and over again, the screen does not light, the LED stays orange. If anyone could help, anything is appreciated, Thanks.

- Thread moved & title edited

A:Installing new memory module (One for all you "Experts")

Take out all the sticks of ram, and then out in the 128 and 512. Be sure to take all of them out first though, and they are pushed ALL the way down, it requires some force.

What I do is, line up the RAM with the slot, then just push down hard on the ram until the clips at the side automatically come up and clip the ram into place

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access violation at address 7C80A250 in module kernel32.dll

I get the above error whenever i use system mechanic internet optimizer(A tool in system mechanic that optimizes internet setting)
i have reinstalled it many times..but with no change in the error

another error that i face in the same situation is

exception Eoutofmemory in module [email protected]

i face both error with system mechanic internet optimiser..kindly helP?

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Hi , just wondering , I have a 4GB laptop (dell inspiron n5010) with i3 350 processor and 500 GB HD ... lately I wanted to play the most recent GTA and what happened ? well the game booted but barely have i gone out of the first corner the whole background disappeared ... I went to my graphics settings and it says Generic PnP Monitor and Intel(R) HD Graphics
-Chip type Intel HD
-Dac type Internal
-Bios info : Intel Video BIOS
-Total Available graphics memory 1696 MB
-Dedicated Video Memory 64MB
-System Video memory 0MB
-shared system memory 1632MB

Is there any way to increase the Video memory on my laptop ?
I will add to it that in the Bios itself there are no options available for me to even lower it they are all kind of @[email protected]
I have been trying everything even updates from intel etc but not helping...

A:How to increase video memory in a shared memory system (Dell Inspiron n5010)

All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory

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Is there a way to swap these values? default windows 8 drivers has 256 shared system memory but 0 dedicated video memory but after installing sis mirage 3+ drivers dedicated video memory has gone up to 256mb and shared system memory has gone low to 64mb. Editing sis drivers maybe? but how?

A:Swap Shared System Memory and Dedicated Video Memory values possible?

Shared memory is changed in the bios. Find the button to go into the bios and go under advanced or graphics, then look for video memory.

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I am helping my parents troubleshoot their computers.  My feeling is that they are both infected with the same virus/trojan but I can find it or figure out what is going on.  
The each have identical laptops and both are experience identical problems.  Both are running Avast! and both systems are not turning up any discovered viruses or trojans during scans.  I am on the verge of completely refronting both of their laptops and am really hoping I can avoid having to do that.  I suspected that maybe they were both infected with "poweliks" but the below FRST shows (at least I think so) that neither are infected with that trojan.  I am now thinking its a memory leak on some recent driver/app update - but either trojan or memory leak, I am not finding it.
After a clean reboot, within 24 to 48 hours both systems begin to get very sluggish, both audio and video starts to skip and lag, both mice bounce around like crazy when trying to move the pointer.  After about 72 hours the laptops simply freeze to the point that they have to pull the batteries to get them to shut off.  
I had my Dad run FRST on his computer, below are the results:
FRST Scan results: FRST.txt
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Preston (administrator) on PRESTON-HP on 13-05-2015 10:01:44
Running from C:\Users\Preston\Favorites\D... Read more

A:Memory leak or trojan causing extreme system slowness and high memory usage.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 


HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page ={searchTerms}
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Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around despite a total hard disk wipe and reinstall from scratch.

I'm a relative noob as far as this sort of troubleshooting, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. My normal modus operandi has been to simply wipe and start over if I ran into serious enough issues, but that did not work this time. Months of google searches have not really yielded any progress, so I thought it could not hurt to ask here.

So the problem. Basically, the longer the system runs, the more memory it uses. Eventually it freezes up, and itf you let it alone long enough after this starts, it will finally reboot itself. Doing anything intensive hastens the process of memory drain, basically the harder it works, the faster it happens. If I am using the PC hard, it only takes a couple hours to burn through all 1 GB. If I am away for days with nothing but background processes running, it takes a few days, but it eventually crashes and reboots.

The only thing that might be slightly out of the ordinary for most users is the fact that I use the PC as my TV and DVR through Windows Media Center and the use of a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime cablecard tuner. Other than that, it's pretty basic stuff on my... Read more

A:Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
This shows important information not found anywhere else.

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Several problems are happening. I don?t know if the extent to which they are related but here they are:
Earlier today, I attempted, but failed, to install the latest update for the AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC). In one place, a message said that it had installed correctly. Another message said that it had failed to install correctly. In the Control Panel, AMD Install Manager and AMD Quick Stream are shown as installed today while the CCC shows an earlier date.After the failure to update the CCC, the System and Compressed Memory process is consistently using around 50% of CPU but little memory (in the range of 25 MB).Sometimes , but not always, there is a startup error: ?CLIStart.exe. There?s no disk in the drive. Please insert disk into drive\device\harddisk\volume Volume8?This error has appeared less frequently: ?MOM.exe No disk in F.? I have not changed any USB devices recently. It looks like MOM.exe is a replacement for CLI.exe in the CCC. Should I uninstall and reinstall the CCC?When I try to uninstall some programs (but not others), the Windows Installer freezes.The Event Viewer shows many warnings and errors. I know that I can safely ignore some of them but it is quite challenging to figure out which, if any, I should pay attention to. I would love to share them with someone willing to take a look.
Scannow has shown no problems. Webroot is the AV.
I apologize if not all of these issues should be in the same thread. If I understood the relationshi... Read more

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Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)

A:System and Compressed Memory (High memory usage)

Originally Posted by EinnUlfur

Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)

Have u tried refreshing/formatting ur co... Read more

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I installed the Nvidia 9500GT got the Blue screen of death after many headaches I took it back and got the Nvidia GT520 still got BSOD I have done a complete hardware diagnostic test on every piece of hardware on the computer and everything checks out good. I have the latest Video card and mother board drivers installed and keep getting the blue screen of death on random things mostly DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL
a theory I have is maybe the Video card memory speed is conflicting with the Video card memory runs faster then the System memory and I've read that Vista has problems with ram that runs at different speeds. could that be the issue?
Just a quick update I just uninstalled the Nvidia HD Audio Driver I have a feeling it was conflicting with the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver...
We will see...
Any help or info from you guys will be helpful, thanks

Here are my system specs:
System Information
Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:13:24 PM
Model Information
Model Name m8300f
Product Number GX611AA-ABA
Software Build 81NAv3PrA1
Serial Number XXXXXXXXXX
System Information
Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
Total Number of Logical CPUs 2
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Total... Read more

A:Video card memory vs system memory conflict?

Just tried this: this will fix the BSOD issue,I'm sick of getting the BSOD on my system when nothing is wrong with the hardware. I work to hard to keep it running like new, don't want something simple to take it down. but this has been going on for weeks hopefully this will fix.I'll know in the morning.This is also interesting:

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Memory is divided between C/operating system and D /data. The C/drive repeatedly runs low on memory. I cannot continue until I remove at least 3 gb of material. This just started recently. Any Clues?

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I have a Sony Vaio desktop with 256 MB ram type 2100 DDR. I want to add another 256 module type DDR PC3200 (400MHZ). Shld the new module be compatible with the current on? tks.

A:Solved: Ram module

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Hi friens....?

What is the meaning of Pop-ups? will they Harm our PC??

whenever, I am surfing the Internet, it will show your IE blocks the

pls help me???

thank you

A:What r Pop-ups in IE?will dey Harm d PC??

You can enable/disable pop-ups via IE Tools menu, Pop-up Blocker; also configure Settings.

Pop-ups are those separate dialogs that so up on WEB sites. Most are advertisements, but others are used when you clicks a site's Help (for example) or any other site function where they use non-advertising Pop-ups.

What you really MAY want is an Add Blocker, which will block only advertisement pop-ups and side-panels. But even Add Blockers MAY cause problems in sites that require adds to work. Example; MSN Videos have add videos that run between the videos you select, an active Add Blocker will prevent the video playing.

At home and work I use 2 browsers, IE6 and Maxthon. Maxthon comes with an integrated Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker (and more).

So I run IE6 with the Pop-up Blocker disabled and Maxthon with both Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker enabled.

RELATED ISSUE: Browser security

To protect your system from malware that comes in via your Browser, I highly recommend SpyBot Search and Destroy (donationware) Which we use at work (I'm the local IT Tech) and I use at home since Win3.1 days.

The Browser protection is provided by the Immunize function. It immunizes your browser from malware intrusions.

Notes on SpyBot S&D:After a definition Update, immediately run SpyBot Immunization (scan is optional, but suggest monthly)
DO not install Shredder and Context menu options, nor use TeaTimer

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Hello guys,

I have been wondering if it will do any harm if I leave my PC plugged in all the time?

Your advice please.

A:Will it do any harm...?

As a rule, no it wont... you might want to check your power plan and customize the turn off times for your monitor and drives though...

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I'm upgrading my dads computer with some more RAM soon and had a quick question.

This is his motherboard:

in the "Specifications" section it says:

2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory
Support for DDR2 800/667/533 MHz memory modules

Does this mean that it can take a total of [2x4GB modules] 8GB of ram ?

A:Solved: Ram module limit help

No, it means it can support a total of 4GB, so with 2 slots that means 2GB per slot.

This is verified at Crucial's site:

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I moved all my pictures and music into an expansion module.
I can find all my pictures but can't find any of my music.
Does anyone know if there is a way to find things there that could be hiding the music files?

A:Solved: Expansion Module

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Hi everyone,
I have just bought some new 256MB DDR333 Infineon RAM to go with my other 256MB of Elixir RAM. My BIOS only sees one module though! They are both CL2.5 and DDR333 so I assumed they should be compatible.
The BIOS is happy to see each module seperately when I take the other one out, but it won't see both of them at the same time.
I have tried reseating them, but this doesn't help.

Does anyone have any ideas? My mobo is an MSI KM4M-L (or 6734 if you prefer), and I am running the latest BIOS (1.6).


A:[SOLVED] Second DDR module not found

If you have more than two slots for memory some motherboards require that slots 0 and 2 be filled or 1 and 3.

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I have an installation of the first RC for Windows 7. Every day it has problems starting the Windows Module Installer and then crashes. It basically goes like this:

10/19/2010 8:40:06 AM - The Windows Modules Installer service entered the running state.

10/19/2010 8:50:10 AM - The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from demand start to auto start.

10/19/2010 8:50:11 AM - The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from auto start to demand start.

10/19/2010 8:50:11 AM - The Windows Modules Installer service has entered the stopped state.

Then some minutes later, the computer will freeze. It's like it goes into sleep mode and doesn't wake up, but there is no S3 setup on this machine, it runs 24/7 at full speed

A:[SOLVED] Windows Module

Windows 7 RC expired on June 1, 2010.

You need to purchase Windows 7 RTM.

Regards. . .



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I have finished my earlier task (for more information see my earlier topic), and now I am trying to make the file so that it can run as a .exe file. I don't want the end user to have to open up excel, and then run the VBA code. I would (ideally) like the user to be able to just double click an icon, and from that the VBA code would automatically perform what I need it to do. I have found several programs online, but they are all $50+. Anyone know something cheaper or easier?

So help me slurpee55, if you are able to find a Microsoft website telling me how to do this I am going to scream!!


A:Solved: Excel module to .exe

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Have an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe with 2x512 samsungs in it right now. I have an extra 256 MB corsair that I'd like to toss into the third slot, but I never quite saw an answer to the huge question of whether populating the third slot would actually slow me down or not.

So nobody has to check, the mainboard is an Nforce2 Ultra with 3 RAM slots.

A:Solved: Will adding a 3'rd module be a plus?

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I have a module which I loop through and create a comma separated text file. It works for the most part but 1 line of text I write I cannot get in the right spot, it is a trailer record.
Here is my code and after that is a sample table and then my output and then how I would like the output. I cannot get the TRL,MOAA, line to print after each ID, it prints after each SEQ.
Basically it is a trailer record for the ID.

Private Sub BuildFile()
Dim db As Database, rst As Recordset, ID, Item
Dim lngFile As Long
Set db = CurrentDb
Set rst = db.OpenRecordset("SELECT * " & "FROM InputTable ORDER BY ID, Seq", dbOpenDynaset)
'/open text file
lngFile = FreeFile
Open "C:\FileLocation\Testfile.txt" For Output Access Write As #lngFile
Do Until rst.EOF
Print #lngFile, "This is ID " & Format(rst!ID, "000000000") & "HDR," & rst![Test] & ",END"
ID = rst!ID
Do While rst!ID = ID
Item = rst!Item
Print #lngFile, "This is ID " & Format(rst!ID, "000000000") & "DTL," & rst![Seq] & ",END"
Print #lngFile, "This is ID " & Format(rst!ID, "000000000") & "DTLTX," & rst![Seq] & ",TSQ1" & rst![ID] & ",TLN1,END"
Print #lngFile, "This is ID " & Format(rst!ID, "000000000") & "DTLTX," & rst![Seq] & ",TSQ2" & rst![... Read more

A:Solved: MS Access VBA Module

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Iím playing a round with modules and is trying to get a way to put the same code on multiple forms using one module and then calling the mod when ever I need it from a form.

Original working code on form:


Private Sub Command19_Click()
Dim Value1 As String
Value1 = Me.UserName
MsgBox Value1
End Sub

Tried to put it in a module like so:

Dim Value1 As String
Public Sub Login()
Value1 = CallingForm.UserName 'this line gets an Run-time error424 Object Required
MsgBox Value1
End Sub

'then called it from the form like so
Private Sub Command19_Click()
Call Login
End Sub


A:Solved: Access Vba: What Do I Use Instead of Me. in a Module?

This is used to Close a form

Dim formname As String
formname =
Call Closeform(formname)
which calls

Public Sub Closeform(formname As String)
On Error GoTo Err_cmdClose_Click

DoCmd.Close acForm, formname

Exit Sub

MsgBox Err.Description
Resume Exit_cmdClose_Click

End Sub

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I keep getting a warning box from my Trendo Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 14. It says:
The TMPROXY module experienced a critical error. Please try to reinstall the program if issues persists. Please contact your provider. Internal Error [-8/PH3/ENG002000]

Here is my HJT log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:54:56 AM, on 9/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\rynniki\Local Settings\Temp\RarSFX2\portable.exe
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