General Computer Systems Question

Diagnosing a Memory Error

I'm running a Dell Precision Workstation 650 (1 yr old). It has 2GB, 266MHz,Double Data Rate SDRAM,ECC,4x512 memory. It's still covered by a service agreement; however, sometimes I like to get some expert advice before calling tech support.
      A few months ago, at boot, I would get the message "Uncorrectable memory failure ...Press F1 to continue". The Dell Diagnostics "March A Test" identified the problem in addresses 73D00000h - 73DFFFFFh as Error Code 2F00:0419, ECC Error encountered. Suspected DIMM B.
     Dell sent me 4 new DIMMs. However, I would still get the message sometimes--not all the time. I would just "Press F1 to continue..." since the machine worked fine. More recently, the machine has been freezing.
     I ran the Dell diagnostics, and got the same error code, this time for DIMM A. If I switch the first and last DIMMs, I get the same error message, identifying DIMM A as the problem. Does it seem likely that the problem really is the DIMM or something in the system board?

Trusted by Thousands of Top Companies

201410-LO-Qu-022

Related Questions We have nearly 4 million solutions here.

See More General Computer Systems Solutions

Solve Your Difficult Tech Problems Faster with Experts Exchange

Access millions of verified solutions and get 1-on-1 help from the experts.

Try It Free

30 day free trial.

Experts Exchange gives me a day to day reference of proven solutions that provide me guidance and troubleshooting help for my own clients.

- Brian B. Forte Consulting

Experts Exchange powers the growth and success
of technology professionals worldwide.

  • Solve

    Experts Exchange is the tech professional’s trusted, on-demand resource for solving difficult problems, making informed decisions, and delivering excellent solutions.

  • Learn

    With unparalleled access to technical experts, verified real-world solutions, and diverse educational content, Experts Exchange enables personalized development of technology skills.

  • Network

    Experts Exchange gives you the professional exposure and valued relationships key to building the career you want.

Join the Network Today

See Plans and Pricing