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Old 10-21-2011, 07:20 PM
"compdoc"
 
Default Issue 112: 11.04 on a ten year old Dell laptop? (Ioannis Vranos)

>I have run the memtest... Pentium III, 997Mhz, 512MB.
>
>100 errors at location: 503.0MB* always the same byte in the listing, 2nd from right end.


You have memory errors. Your computer's ram is bad. It will cause crashes and corrupt your data and other serious problems.
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If you have more than one stick (dimm) of memory, remove them and test them one at a time. You should find the bad one.
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If you have only one stick of ram, you need to buy another and recycle that one.
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Might be a good time to think about a faster system.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:58 PM
"compdoc"
 
Default Issue 112: 11.04 on a ten year old Dell laptop? (Ioannis Vranos)

>I have run the memtest... Pentium III, 997Mhz, 512MB.
>
>100 errors at location: 503.0MB* always the same byte in the listing, 2nd from right end.


I should have said 'sodimm' rather than dimm.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:21 PM
Colin Law
 
Default Issue 112: 11.04 on a ten year old Dell laptop? (Ioannis Vranos)

On 21 October 2011 20:58, compdoc <compdoc@hotrodpc.com> wrote:
>>I have run the memtest... Pentium III, 997Mhz, 512MB.
>>
>>100 errors at location: 503.0MB* always the same byte in the listing, 2nd
>> from right end.
>
> I should have said 'sodimm' rather than dimm.

A very appropriate word to use when you find you have faulty ram.

Colin

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:25 PM
Ioannis Vranos
 
Default Issue 112: 11.04 on a ten year old Dell laptop? (Ioannis Vranos)

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:51 PM, James Tranowski <jptran@vtidea.net> wrote:
> Hello Ioannis.
>
> I have run the memtest... Pentium III, 997Mhz, 512MB.
>
> 100 errors at location: 503.0MB* always the same byte in the listing, 2nd
> from right end.


This is bad news for your computer, and *any* OS (including Windows).
Data written to these memory areas will get corrupted, and if these
are written to hard disk, you will get wrong data on the hard disk
too.


If you do not know how to remove your memory modules, so as to test
them one by one, as compdoc suggested, you have to give your laptop to
Dell service, telling them the memtest86+ errors you got, so as to
isolate and remove the defective memory module (if possible), or
better replace it with a new one (if possible).


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