Bad Memory?

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TFLeonard

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I am getting memory access errors fairly regulary (once a day) on my Windows XP Pro system. It will happen when I have 3 or 4 programs running at once. Most often it seems to happen when I run Quiken 2003 Home & Business. The error is:

The instruction at: "0x03529ad5" references memory at "0x02400000". The memory could not be "written"

My system is a Toshiba Satellite 2804-S402 with 384mb of RAM. I notice in my Norton System Doctor that I have at least 25mb of RAM free and the processor is tied up at 100% utilization at the time of the error. I am always forced to power down the PC to get out of the error since ctrl-alt-delete doesn't do anything. The PC is so busy that I can't do anything else during the error.

Do have have bad memory? I don't get any errors during startup so I assume the initial memory checking passes (I never see anything anyway in terms of memory check display, like older OS's showed.) Is there a way I can verify in my RAM is OK?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Goto simmtester
Download a copy of doc memory and the software will creat a bootdisk for you. Then boot from the disk and run the test. This test will tell you whether your ram is bad or not.

I would also download a copy of spybot search and destroy. Run that and see if there's any spyware running in the background.

spybot - search and destroy
 

TFLeonard

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I did the memory check and removed the adware/spybot stuff but I still continue to get the same error message (see above) any other ideas?
 
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you could have a stick of ram failing at high temps. So post won't pick up on it.

also check your fans, cpu could overheating.
 
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