vonbose

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I recently bought two gig sticks each of cheapy pqi memory for my GF's Dell 700M. At first it booted right up but then a couple days later it had a major crash. She was at work so her hot shot computer tech managed to recover her system by concluding that one of the sticks was bad. So I RMA'd it back to newegg, got a new piece, popped it in and ran memtest and now it is showing errors in test 7 and 8. I am thinking that the ram may have not been bad, but that there is somthing that needs to be changed to run 2 gigs on this system? The tech isn't a gamer, which means he goes by the if it works, it's fixed moto.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Mondoman

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If it shows errors in memtest86+, it's clearly *not* working. Perhaps the specs for the RAM require it to be run at a higher-than-standard voltage? Also, "cheapy" memory may not work properly on some systems. You might consider buying from a vendor that guarantees it will work on your specific system.
 

vonbose

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Well it works with one stick no errors. Two sticks it doesn't work and it errors? Go figure? guess i'll try to get my money back and just run on 1 gig.
 

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