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On start up, I receive the following message:

memory address line failure at 06D340B0, read 2C2C3C2C expecting 2C2C2C2C
Decreasing available memory
The amount of system memory has been changed

Any assistance in understanding/resolving this issue would be appreciated.

This is an older system that we have retired and passed on to our teenage daughter to use. The system specifications are:

Make/Model: Dell/Latitude CPx H
OS: Windows 2000 Professional SP4
CPU: x86 Family 6 Model 8 stepping 1 / pentium III
RAM: 111,280KB (that's what the system folder tells me)

Thanks very much!
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That error mesage usually indicates one of the following:

1. One or more of the RAM modules is not seated properly (check)

2. One or more of the RAM modules is faulty (not repairable, faulty modules will need replacing but as it's an old system getting the right type could be a problem today)

3. The motherboard is faulty -- whether it's repairable only a PC technician could confirm that. It depends which component is faulty and if a new one is obtainable. Generally speaking, when an old motherboard develops a fault, other than a simple one, it's time to think about a new or nearly new PC. It's not so much the cost of repair as much as getting the right parts. PC technology has moved on in leaps and bounds so some of the older components are no longer made.

Edited by pip22, 06 February 2007 - 11:07 AM.

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