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16 Mar 2016   #61
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

Newegg sold it with 3GB. I now see that. Seems really odd as that's not to Acer spec (nor consistent with Crucial advisor either)

But as the OP is running 32bit Windows, OP can try running with 2GB. A single 2GB stick would be to spec (probably also good to check it's 533/667 MHz memory). Personally, regardless how it's sold, it creeps me out if memory's not to manufacturer spec. Even more so when getting BSODs

@Vishalshetty
Are you comfortable with removing / reinstalling memory? I think it worth the experiment to pull the 1GB stick out, verify the other is 2GB 533/667 MHz and try running that way. Would be simple to try before revert the OS


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16 Mar 2016   #62
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep 3 GB creeps me out too, memory should always be 2,4,8,16 etc...... Who knows if Newegg`s specs were even close, most other spec sheets I found of it said it came with 2 or even 1 GB

I`ve seen so many laptops sold with 3 GB installed from the manufacturer, makes my skin crawl


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16 Mar 2016   #63
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

OH. a footnote: After you pull the 1GB card make sure the 2GB card is in slot 1
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16 Mar 2016   #64
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

that`s only if his 2 slots are together, a lot of laptops have 1 stick on the bottom and 1 stick under the keyboard a PITA and just stupid in my opinion.

But very easy to do at the same time.

A quick youtube search will show where the slots are.
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16 Mar 2016   #65
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
@derekimo
As to why the missing info for the lower one (the 2nd controller i965GM1), I don't know why or know that level of detail.

So I googled to find and compare the data you found in this case to another (I found the msinfo data for another case HERE) It shows same info also missing in the lower case, which is for controller i965GM1. So, don't know why, can only guess that's just how the data is for controller i965GM1 (Maybe the 2nd controller doesn't need that info? IDK just a wild a** guess.
No problem, I was thinking something was corrupt and that was possibly leading to the BSOD.

Thanks for looking into it though.
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16 Mar 2016   #66
Vishalshetty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Guys, before i removed the sticker which was on my laptop, i saw that it said 1gb of ram but when i removed the back cover and i saw that there are two ram sticks - one is kingston 2gb and another was the default acer 1gb one.

Edit* - Also, i did a clean install of windows again and now no bsod! and its windows 7 ultimate. when i checked in device manager, only one driver was there!

Edit2 - I got a bsod, during the installation of firefox. and then again another bsod. the analysis is here -

Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.  This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: 93fc01b3, memory referenced
Arg2: 000000ff, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, bitfield :
	bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
	bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: 8288bf56, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
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TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : e:\dump_analysis\program\triage\modclass.ini, error 2

WRITE_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 8297e718
Unable to read MiSystemVaType memory at 8295e1a0
 93fc01b3 

CURRENT_IRQL:  2

FAULTING_IP: 
nt!KiRetireDpcList+13
8288bf56 c6461101        mov     byte ptr [esi+11h],1

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR:  0xA

PROCESS_NAME:  System

TRAP_FRAME:  8293cc74 -- (.trap 0xffffffff8293cc74)
ErrCode = 00000003
eax=ffffff14 ebx=93fc0082 ecx=93fc01a2 edx=85c78008 esi=93fc01a2 edi=005c003a
eip=8288bf56 esp=8293cce8 ebp=8293cd20 iopl=0         nv up di ng nz ac po nc
cs=0008  ss=0010  ds=0023  es=0023  fs=0030  gs=0000             efl=00010092
nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x13:
8288bf56 c6461101        mov     byte ptr [esi+11h],1       ds:0023:93fc01b3=00
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from 8288bf56 to 828555cb

STACK_TEXT:  
8293cc74 8288bf56 badb0d00 85c78008 807c4121 nt!KiTrap0E+0x2cf
8293cd20 8288be38 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x13
8293cd24 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt!KiIdleLoop+0x38


STACK_COMMAND:  kb

FOLLOWUP_IP: 
nt!KiRetireDpcList+13
8288bf56 c6461101        mov     byte ptr [esi+11h],1

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX:  1

SYMBOL_NAME:  nt!KiRetireDpcList+13

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: nt

IMAGE_NAME:  ntkrpamp.exe

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  4ce78a09

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0xA_nt!KiRetireDpcList+13

BUCKET_ID:  0xA_nt!KiRetireDpcList+13

Followup: MachineOwner
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17 Mar 2016   #67
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried the suggestion yet of having just 1 2GB stick installed ?

I know that`s a long shot but we have to keep trying
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17 Mar 2016   #68
Vishalshetty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Have you tried the suggestion yet of having just 1 2GB stick installed ?

I know that`s a long shot but we have to keep trying
Rite now runing windows 7 on 2gb of ram. removed the second stick!!
now what should i do?
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17 Mar 2016   #69
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Pray for no blue screens

We are just trying to figure this out, you just have to keep working at it.
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17 Mar 2016   #70
Vishalshetty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Pray for no blue screens

We are just trying to figure this out, you just have to keep working at it.
No Bluescreens! i installed mozilla firefox! the computer is still running. Did not run into any issues!!
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