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New Dell E1705

By malicious
Feb 18, 2008
  1. I have another computer over here a Dell E1705 an when i start Counter Strike Source to play it says...

    the instruction at"0x1044e2c" referance memory at "0x0e3ca1a0" the memory could not be read.


    and ends up freezing up what can i do about this?

    THanks

    Malicious
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    If you've tried rebooting which clears the RAM, and you experience the same issue your RAM is likely defective. Try reseating your RAM and if you still experience the same trouble, run Memtest86.
     
  3. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    whats memtest86 and how do i run it?
     
  4. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    and how do u reset ram?
     
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    MemTest86 is a very good, and free for download, memory testing software.
    It is available through a Google search.
    You need the computer to run, in order to use it. So if you have two modules, remove one and test the other, then reverse the process to test the other module.
    A correctly run test requires you run it for four hours or 7 passes, or more.
    Luckily, your Dell Inspiron e1705 uses memory that is low cost. a 2 GB kit of matched pair will cost only $45.
    Your laptop requires DDR2 PC2-4000, or DDR2 PC2-5300. All modules should be the same... you don't want one 4000 and one 5300 if you can avoid it... and a matched kit works best.
    Avoid ValueRam if you are a gamer or do photo editing.
    Good luck.
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Can't really "reset" RAM. The RAM contains data as long as the system is powered on, and as soon as it loses power the RAM is cleared. Perhaps you are looking to reseat the RAM? If that is the case, open up the side of your case, release the RAM modules from their slots and then put them back in.
     
  7. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ok well ill keep that in mind the dell is for a friend of mine....but im goin to run the MemtTest86 on my computer.....im runnin 4gigs of ddr2 800mhz
     
  8. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    witch one do i DL?
     
  9. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Here is a direct link to the .iso which you will need to burn to a CD as an image.
     
  10. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ....link? dont see one in the post
     
  11. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    It is embedded into the word Here. Click on it.... ;)
     
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Sorry, I have a habit of doing that :(...
     
  13. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ok my fault i didnt see it as a link
     
  14. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ok after i have it as a image on a cd what do i do? just open the file?
     
  15. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Assuming that you burned the .iso as an image properly, you should be able to boot off the CD.
     
  16. malicious

    malicious TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ok
    ...thanks alot
     
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