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Windows 7: Bad memory issue


21 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Bad memory issue

A customer of mine has 2 DIMMs each 1 GB.

One of the DIMMs has a bad couple of bit(s) which I discovered with an exhaustive memory test. Its at 08674e7c when both DIMMs are installed using the good DIMM in the first slot.

Normally I would replace this, but my client doesn't want to buy a new DIMM.

Is there a software workaround for this? Anyway to lock this area of memory so that it isn't used by Windows 7 or other applications?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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21 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jpeg9999 View Post
A customer of mine has 2 DIMMs each 1 GB.

One of the DIMMs has a bad couple of bit(s) which I discovered with an exhaustive memory test. Its at 08674e7c when both DIMMs are installed using the good DIMM in the first slot.

Normally I would replace this, but my client doesn't want to buy a new DIMM.

Is there a software workaround for this? Anyway to lock this area of memory so that it isn't used by Windows 7 or other applications?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Not unless you want to spend a lot of time and effort. sorry

Ken
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21 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jpeg9999 View Post
A customer of mine has 2 DIMMs each 1 GB.

One of the DIMMs has a bad couple of bit(s) which I discovered with an exhaustive memory test. Its at 08674e7c when both DIMMs are installed using the good DIMM in the first slot.

Normally I would replace this, but my client doesn't want to buy a new DIMM.

Is there a software workaround for this? Anyway to lock this area of memory so that it isn't used by Windows 7 or other applications?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Your client is, with respect, completely nuts.

Two bad bits? If you could somehow map things so that they weren't used, you would have, in effect, a 256MB DIMM. (Not high tech; simple arithmetic.) That's hardly worth adding to a working 1GB DIMM.

You didn't say what sort of RAM it is. If it's common DDR2 or DDR3 memory, you can replace both DIMMs in the USA (www.newegg.com) for less than $50 for the pair. DDR is a bit more (It's going obsolete.) Even if it's RDRAM (was that ever available at 1 GB?), trying to kludge it up is probably unproductive.
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