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Vorbikon
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Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

           I'm getting BSOD's on a pretty common basis. Usually at least once a day (although it can go several days in between), and it can occur while simply surfing the net or playing games. I've gotten a few different error messages, but the one that crops up nine times out of ten reads something like "Memory Assertion Error" or "Memory Management", with an error code on the bottom that says 0x0000001A. Is this linked to a possible bad memory module?
Message Edited by Vorbikon on 08-24-2008 09:10 AM
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doughy
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

I'd say it sounds like a faulty module, have you run any of the dell diagnostics yet?
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Vorbikon
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

Not as of yet. Don't really know what's available to me.
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doughy
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

Well reboot your pc and you should see an option to run the dell diagnostics.  Let it run a memory test to see if you have a bad ram stick and if you have give dell a call.
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Vorbikon
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

       Well, ran the diagnostics tests, and it didn't seem to find anything. Everything passed ok. How thorough are the diag tools? Is it possible they could be missing a problem?
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

Post your system config: CPU, GPU, BIOS, Mem, OS, Driver ...
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Vorbikon
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

XPS 630

Intel Core2 processorQ9450 (2.660GHz,1333FSB)

4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz

nVidia GeForce 9800GX2 1024MB

750GB SATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM

Windows Vista 32bit

48X Combo and 16X DVD+/-RW

 

All stock stuff from when the computer was purchased. Nothing upgraded or removed (etc.)

Message Edited by Vorbikon on 08-24-2008 03:37 PM
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Vorbikon
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

         I guess I might try burning Memtest to a cd, then boot up with it and let it run overnight when I go to sleep. See if that turns up anything.
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Vorbikon
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

         Well, I decided to watch Tv for a few hours and figured I'd run Memtest for a while to see if it would turn anything up. Sure enough, it got an error during it's first pass (I interrupted it during it's second pass). Any ideas what to do now?
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doughy
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Re: Dell XPS 630i Blue Screen issues

You could try phoning dell and see if they will swap out the ram for some new sticks.
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