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Does any memory test tell you which of the memory sticks is bad?

Question: Does any memory test tell you which of the memory sticks is bad?

Memtest and other memory test software don't tell you which of the modules is the faulty one. Is there any way to tell which is the bad stick besides testing one-by-one?

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Does any memory test tell you which of the memory sticks is bad?

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Answer: Does any memory test tell you which of the memory sticks is bad?

Not really. but you can test each stick one by one

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Hi,

I am running Windows Xp SP3, 3 gig of Ram and am having an issue with my Gigabyte Motherboard, model number 81945P-G-RH and my BIOS version is F4.

I have recently noticed an issue on my bios post screen, when my PC is started the PC does the memory test, where it should say

Memory Test: XXXXXXX (x = amount of RAM)

all i see on my screen is

Memory T

I can not see the test being undertaken, after about 2 and a half minutes the memory test will complete at which point i can see the full words Memory Test and how much memory was tested as well as my master and slave drives listed.

I CAN NOT skip the memory test by pressing space bar or esc, i can only enter the bios via the delete button and i only enter the bios once the memory test has completed.

I can still run windows normally but i do not like that i am having to do a memory test everytime i start my PC. I would like to point out while in XP, the same amount of RAM shown when the test completes is consistant with what is shown in the "My Computer" properties.

I have tried all versions of my bios but still it is doing the memory test. I would appreciate any help in getting this fixed. I have not been able to find away to disable the memory test in the BIOS.

I hope you get back to me at your earliest convenience, thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Bios Memory Test Not Displayed - Cannot Kill Memory Test

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Hello All,

Here's some info about my system. This was an e-Machines build with the addition of a Zoran DC10 plus, a 40 GB WD IDE harddrive, a Lite-on LTR-48327s and 512 MB Kingston Value PC 2700 RAM.

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2083 MHz (12.5 x 167) 2800+
Motherboard Name FIC K7M-NF18G (AU31) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 960 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (08/08/03)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method 8-bit Parity
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns, 50ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM
Supported Memory Voltages 2.9V
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MB
Memory Slots 2

SPD Memory Modules:
DIMM1: Samsung M3 68L6423ETN-CB3 512 MB... Read more

Answer:RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your problem is almost certainly caused by faulty ram.

The fact that memtest86+ is reporting ram errors, means your ram is bad.

One of your minidumps crashes with memory corruption.

Try one new stick of ram, and test your system.

The other three minidumps crash with Windows system file errors, but this can be attributed to faulty ram.

Also, one minidump crashes at SYMEvent.SYS=Symantec Event Library.

This is a known issue on some machines/configurations.

Turning off the live updates can sometimes solve this. Otherwise try using a different security product.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Has anyone experieced the sace where Windows 7 Pro reports memory issues and to contact the manufacturer however when run the HP memory test it says it's ok. Any help would be appreciated.  Elitebook 8740w, Windows 7 Ultimate, BIOS F.09 (that I cannot upgrade or rollback, which is another question altogether) Thanks!

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Question: memory sticks

is it possible to protect information on a memory stick with a password to gain access to reading when inserted ?  how would you go about this /thanks to any one with an answer

Answer:memory sticks

it is possible, but im not 100 percent sure how to do it.i believe you make a folder in it and then password protect the folder so that only you can access it.not sure if you can do that on a flash drive though

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Question: memory sticks

Been given a computer from a friend, it has a fujitsu v4653 r1270 d3120-a1x motherboard and a i3-3220 3.30 ghz processor however it has no info either on the memory stick or using cpuz about a the memory stick, all I get is 4096 dimm 1a and wish to buy another to make it 8gb. but don't know what to get. can you help.
thanks
 

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Question: memory sticks

Has anyone used the memory sticks that are password protected. Are they efficient and easy to use ?I need to order a couple of sticks and wasn't aware that they are avail.but can see the benefits if they actually workTony

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Question: memory sticks

These memory stick which seem to be around now, can you store anything on them?

Answer:memory sticks

If you are referring to the USB flash drives, then yes you can store anything on them up to the capacity of the drive.

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Question: memory sticks

How can you tell how big a memory stick is just by looking at it?
 

Answer:memory sticks

Post a pic......and the #s on the chips......
 

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Question: USB Memory Sticks

Can anyone tell me if I plug a USB Memory Stick into my computer, view files on it, then take it out, does it leave any trace of what I viewed or read on my hard drive, in my registry, anywhere?

Answer:USB Memory Sticks

Yes, under recent documents viewed, the shortcut will exist.  However once the memory stick is removed, the shortcut is a shortcut to nowhere.

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Question: New Memory Sticks

Have you guys heard about that new memory stick from Sony? It plugs into a USB port and it's like tiny. There's probably some software for you to do it, but it sounds awful cool...You can get them (once they come out) up to 128 MB!
 

Answer:New Memory Sticks

Sony have a very good reputation for extortionately high prices on their goods :rolleyes:

But the idea sounds cool enough :grinthumb
 

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My pc is running a 512 mb memory, but i want to add more, do i have to add another 512? or can i put a gb? I don't know if a 512 and a gb will work together or not or if they have to be the same size.

Answer:Do memory sticks have to be the same?

When installing new ram you've gotta think of a few things.

First, you can install any different sizes together (as long as the total doesn't go above the maximum ram amout of your motherboard)

Other than that, make sure the RAM is the same form factor. They have to be the same as your mobo. SIMM/DIMM/RIMM

The second is if at all possible, use the same brand of memory for all your ram. If not, make sure that the pin connectors are the same color (IE gold or silver).

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I've looked on ebay for 16 gb memory sticks but been put off by warnings of scams involving 16gb memory sticks only being 4 gb etc. Is there a reputable UK site on the net or a high street retailer selling reasonable priced memory? Thanks for any help.

Answer:16 gb memory sticks

click hereI have had 120Gb version for over a year. Fits in your shirt pocket. Can't go wrong for £50!

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Question: Memory Sticks

I put about a 100 pictures(holiday snaps) to show a friend and he couldn't open 2 of them. When I got them back I naturally deleted them but when I came to use the stick again the 2 he couldn't open were back again. I deleted again,stick reading as empty, removed and then replaced the stick and they are back again. Can anyone help or will I have to buy another stick? Ole.H

Answer:Memory Sticks

Right click on Computer then open then right click on the memory stick and format fat32 and see if that works

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hello, I am running an AMD Athlon 2400+ on a Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus. Originally I had one 512 stick of PC 3200 RAM in it and it worked fine. I then purchased 2 more unmatched 512 sticks of PC3200. I noticed a nominal increase in speed. So, I decided to try it with only 1 gig instead of 1.5 and it really seemed to make the speed increase alot. So my question is, does it make a difference running only 2 sticks rather than 3 and if so should I run one old and one new or two new (I think there may be a latency difference)? Also, can anyone give me any insight into whether or not the slots that I put the memory into make a big difference? I can't find any info on this on the soyo website. Thx for the help!

-Matt
 

Answer:Which memory sticks should I use?

You should always get matching memory sticks, i.e. all DDR400/PC3200 and all with the same CAS Latency (CL), the lower the better. (CL=2 or 2.5 or 3).
In a mixed environment, it might not work at all, or, if it does work, the speed for all sticks will always that of the slowest between them.
 

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Im building a pc and the motherboard only has 2 ram slots. Should I get 2 512MB sticks or one 1GB stick?

Answer:2 Memory Sticks or One?

Get two 512, there is some bugs in the 1 GIG RAM chips, some of there timings are off.

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Question: Memory Sticks

Is there any reason why my 256 memory stick for my old Dell 733r will not fit into my new Dell 8400? I'm sure there's a logical reason but I don't know why. Thanks!

Answer:Memory Sticks

well that's not really enough information, but seeing how this is basically the 3rd question today where someone doesn't know what kind of RAM they can use I'm going to assume your older computer used SDRAM and you're trying to put it into a computer that uses DDR. All you gotta do is look at the RAM and the slots in the motherboard to find out if they'll fit. SDRAM has two notches you gotta line up while DDR only has one, slightly to the right of the middle. You could always use a program like CPU-Z to find out exactly what kind of RAM you are running.

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Hi
We have a network of 20 PCs. We are quite security consious. I noticed a staff member had one of these memory sticks on their desk. Is the a way to stop them being used on a PC / network

Thanks
Brian
 

Answer:Can I ban memory sticks

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Question: Memory sticks ?

I have several memory sticks (TDK & PNY)Vista says that I need drivers for them but it cant find them.They can be used on XP no problem.Any Thoughts ?Thanks

Answer:Memory sticks ?

Maybe click here click here but my guess is you do not need drivers in Vista.Check PNP is enabled in the bios.

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Question: memory sticks

im looking for a memory stick preferably 128mb that plugs straight into my usb ports does what it has to do then goes back into my pocket? whenever i search for one all i seem to get is smart media cards etc etc etc. I am am actually considering putting my fist thru my screen.please help as that could be painfull and expensive.cheers

Answer:memory sticks

100's to choose from at click here . You are looking for a USB Flash Memory 'Hard Drive'.

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I have a Asus A7n8x mobo and have 1 stick of 512mb of 3200 ddr memory. I was thinking of getting more memory to use dual channel mode. But should i buy 2x256mb to fill up the other 2 slots or buy 1 stick of 512?

Answer:More Memory ? & how many sticks?

If one fails its cheaper to replace.

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Question: memory sticks

Hi,Currently using a Pc with two 512mb PC3200 DDR 400mhz cards. I have access to two 1 gig PC6400 DDR2 800 cards. Would these work or even fit into my old machine. The current motherboard is a ASUS A7N8X Deluxe nVidia nForce 2.Many thanks

Answer:memory sticks

Hi, run the scan on here ...click herethis will tell you all you need to know about your own pc/memory.

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Looking at purchasing a USB memory stick.. but after checking out whats on offer I'm not sure which is best.I'm gonna get a 1GB but  there's a few options of which type of stick to buy?and I currently run windows 98 on an old system which i can only assume has  usb port 1.1 how can i tell if it is this?

Answer:USB MEMORY STICKS???

and any recommendations on which one to buy??Thanks

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Question: RAM/Memory sticks.

Hey,I need to buy a new RAM/Memory stick2100 DDRBut is there a difference with "low profile" sticks and normal ones?Could someone tell me the size(height/width) of a normal RAM stick please...Thanks in advance.

Answer:RAM/Memory sticks.

Its Chip density but I wouldn't think about it, I would just go to Crucial.co.uk and either select the machine in the list by brand & Model OR Motherboard by Brand & Model or use the online advisor toolPC2100 is fairly rare nowadays but good thing is PC3200 or PC2700 is backward compatible with your machine. Also the more the better, you will get a better running system also by adding matched pairs and in size like 2x 512MB = 1GB and not 256MB + 512MB

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at present i use some 40 floppy disks for all my work - for security and convenience - but these are now 12 years old and becoming full and unreliablei want to replace them with 10 or 12 reliable memory sticks holding about 250 Mb eachthe question is - which should i go for and where will i find best value on line ? please - jarani

Answer:which memory sticks

Might be a good idea to burn your work to a removable media like DvD, A. you will only need ONE B. you can password protect your files..

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Anyone seen / bought / use a U3 USB Memory stick?
Seems like they have been out for 2 years but have slipped under my radar.

I read somewhere that U3 have a special partition for security password, plus other features.

A couple of links.

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/reviews/review.phtml/1286/2310/u3-usb-memory-card-stick.phtml

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&...as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=images

Any info on these will be appreciated. Bazza
 

Answer:U3 USB Memory sticks

Hi:

U3 Info http://www.u3.com/

One flash drive line w/U3
SanDisk Cruzer® Titanium USB Flash Drive http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1167)-NEW__SanDisk_Cruzer_Titanium_USB_Flash_Drive.aspx

That should get you started.

Happy trailz,
 

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What is the difference between DIMM and SIMM memory, I'm looking to but two 256mb sticks in a new comp I'm buying but I'm not sure which memory to buy and it says nothing about them, can you help me?
 

Answer:Need help on memory sticks!

Simms are older memory technology, 72 pin
Dimms are newer memory technology, most motherboards now days use DIMMS, 168 pin module's.

If the system is relatively new it won't have simms, seems like four or five years at least since everything changed to dimms.

little info here

http://www.crucial.com/library/memorymodid.asp
 

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Question: memory sticks

the memory stick you use in a usb port. any recomendations as to type .and using them to save pics and files .would it be possible to send from a floppy disk say .the 98 start up . and use to fdisk etc .if you move to another computer .would the files download ..say from 98 to xp .anyone tried them out .cheers for your comments

Answer:memory sticks

I use a 128mb stick from click here, it works a treat in all OS's but you will need a downloadable driver for Win98, all the others recognize it straight away. It is used just like any other drive and stores any files you want. If I understand your question correctlty you are asking if it can be used as a start up disk, this is not possible as USB does not start until windows has loaded.

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Question: Memory Sticks

I have a problem of a memory stick that has no manual write protect switch, but is being reported as write protected by Windows XP SP2 with all the latest updates. I can still read from the stick but cannot delete anything or replace anything. This pretty much renders it useless. I have tried to locate the vendor of this stick but cannot get any positive search results in Google using the device Id. Please help !
 

Answer:Memory Sticks

What are the first two four digit numbers (PCI vendor and device ID)?
 

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Question: Memory sticks

Hi All .
I;m adding more memory for my laptop ..and i have 2 sticks 1GB & 2GB ,,
My question is ..Does it matter which slots they should be installed ...?
and should they affect performance if i put them in the wrong slots ..?
Thanks in advance .

Answer:Memory sticks

Well, are you replacing the old ones?
Are they matched? (Same Speed)

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Question: Memory Sticks

This may sound a stupid question, but I want to add another memory stick(1gb) to my pc which will make it 2gb of ram, can I insert the card the wrong way round or does it matter as long as it goes into the slot and locks in?Regards Graham

Answer:Memory Sticks

can I insert the card the wrong way roundyes if you push hard enough, but don't do that as it will break the stick of the motherboard.the stick has "offset cut outs" to prevent incorrect insertion. pace in slot and lock in place with the two outer tabs, if thes will not engage then stick is wrong way round or incorrect for your board.

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Question: Memory sticks

Is there a memory stick larger than 4GBs available can any one reccommend a good make ?

Answer:Memory sticks

click here

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Question: memory sticks

I have bought some memory sticks. The first (Cruzer) worked perfectly. Now when I insert sticks in the usb I am asked to format sticks. If I try this message reads Unable to complete formatting. Any ideas?
 

Answer:memory sticks

Try using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
Supports formatting of any brand of device and not specific to HP.
 

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Question: USB Memory Sticks

Has anyone noticed that when you upload a large file to a memory stick (USB) it takes a few minutes, but when you delete the same file off the stick, it only takes a few seconds? Is this a Vista issue, or a Lenovo issue? Any Thoughts?





MightyTribyLenovo 3000 C200, 8922-A61. 3GB Ram.Vista home BasicThunderbird, Openoffice, Mozilla, Songbird, AVI Player, Any Video Convertor, Ashampoo Burning Studio

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Question: USB Memory Sticks

Hi There FolksA good friend of mine has recently developed an infatuation for USB memory sticks, (don't ask!) saying that it was a "Good Idea" for extended communications between our two PCs'.Falling for her blandishments I duly purchased a 1GB specimen, plugged it into one of my USB sockets and "hey presto", NOTHING happened!Reading around the subject brought me to the conclusion that the problem was my use of Windows 98SE, my friend is using XP Professional. Tentatively approaching my mysoginistic local computer dealer resulted in a shower of rather inappropriate remarks, such as "...£40 to just look at it ... £60 an hour plus cost of any parts ....", etc. - WOWMembers of this Forum have always come up trumps in my previous PC escapades, so here goes:-I now understand that a Driver is needed for these memory sticks to work under Windows 98SE, is there one generic driver for any type or size of Stick? - Or are there several different drivers? - Does the make of mother board make any difference? etc.As you can see lads, I'm rather in a bit of a quandry here - any suggestions as to what, where and how to get the necessary driver(s)?All ideas to solve this problem will be appreciated.My motherboard is one of the MSI KT4V series - MS-6712 (v1.X) ATX Mainboard.Halfpenny

Answer:USB Memory Sticks

Is the memory stick a branded one, I assume it came without a disk. If you know the make of it you might be able to download the driver from the manufacturers website.

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I am getting problems with a couple of memory stick that refurse to be reconized on my sons PC.They work OK and other PC's. I think it is an issue with USB 2.0 support as USB 1.1 devices seem to work.I have reloaded Windows XP Service Pack two.What am I doing wrong?

Answer:USB 2.0 and Memory Sticks

It sounds as if you have the original XP CD, which has been updated with XP2 & other updates.I would suggest you use the repair option on XP , however this is not straightforward using an old (original) CD.Go to the microsoft site and download the XP boot file for your version of XP.You will need 6 floppy disks.Follow instructions to create floppy boot disks.Set your machine to boot from floppy, insert floppy 1 into the drive and your XP CD in the CD drive. Re-start machine and follow instructions.Ignore the first repair option.All going well you will come to a blue 'Terms and Conditions' screen -Press F8 to continue, the press ESC for advanced options. Select the R for repair, and allow XP to check your system-remove and re-install files as required (Automatic). You will need the XP Code, and you will have to re-load your XP SP2 and all updates, however all other programs on your system should (no guarantee) be ok, with the exception of any EMails, addresses etc which will be lost. This will repair your system.

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Ok i was wondering what the difference in DDR400/300/266 Is and which one is best I am buying a mother board that supports all 3 types and was trying to figure out wich is best for an Athlon 3200 Cpu that i got for the board Plz! also is ddr400 the same as 3200 and ddr 333 same as 2700 abd ddr 266 same s 2100 i really need some advice on this one plz!
 

Answer:Solved: memory sticks

Buy the pc 3200 if you mobo supports it and yes to you ram speed question.Read this link about ram to help you. http://www.computermemoryupgrade.net/how-computer-memory-works.html
 

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I have been unable to get Windows to accept a memory upgrade. I want to increase my memory from 4Gig to 8Gig (ie 2 sticks of 2Gig, to 4 sticks of 2 Gig). Windows hangs with all 4 sticks installed, but boots normally with only 3 sticks installed ?

It seems that the BIOS is happy to accept 4 sticks x 2Gig ... but Windows hangs: With all 4 sticks installed The BIOS will boot and the Windows boot screen appears (the four star animation) ... and then the system hangs !

By a process of elimination, I have been able to deduce that none of the individual sticks, or the individual slots are faulty: I can use any combination of 3 sticks in any combination of the four available slots, and it will boot OK and show 12 Gig of memory available.

I have checked that all 4 memory sticks are identical (Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz DDR3), and I have downloaded and installed the latest BIOS ... but the problem persists.

I note that the 2 original memory sticks are labelled V.2.12 and the second pair are labelled V.3.19, but I also note that they are happy running together as long as I only use 3 sticks (any 3 sticks !). The problem only arises when I try to use all 4 !!


Can anyone help

Answer:Why is Win 7 only accepting 3 sticks of memory

Just passing by

What is the max memory set to in msconfig?

start>search>cmd>msconfig

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My Windows 7 desktop computer does not recognize my USB memory sticks anymore (except one memory stick, that I can still use). I can hear a 'tone' when I connect the memory sticks to my computer and I can see the memory sticks in Control Panel/Device Manager), but I cannot see the memory sticks in any Windows applications.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

Answer:USB memory sticks not recognized

Hi Angelo54
Insert stick that you said is not been recognised, wait for the sound it makes saying it has been picked up, even though it does not open or can be seen in My Computer - Click on Start button, type in Computer Management, and click on it when it comes up, then click on Disk Management which is in the left panel, in the bottom middle panel it will list all drives including your CD-Rom etc if you hear a ding when you put your memory sticks it may show here if it does, it most likely just needs a letter allocated to it for it to be recognised, if your memory stick is showing there, right click and it will give you an option of changing the drive letter and or path, (if it comes up saying it needs to be formatted just ignore that.) hope this helps
 

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i want to buy a good one that will last,

i think disgo are supposed to be the best but im looking for something a bit cheaper

which other ones are good

ive been on ebay but there are thousands

does anyone know what make that thin, rectangular one is which is silver on the outside and transparent when you take the lid off?

thanks for reading and helping
 

Answer:which are the best data-memory sticks?

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I have a GIGABYTE-K8N Pro motherboard which has 3 DDR Memory slots with a max capacity of 1gb per slot thus making it able to support 3gb. I have 2 sticks of Kingston 1GB DDR PC3200 ive also tried with 512mb DDR Kingston equiv. All memory works when put in the first DDR slot closest to processor however none of the work together. Anyone have any idea how I can trouble shoot this further? Are my ram slots dmg'ed and do I need a new mobo?

^^thank you for any help you can provide^^
 

Answer:Memory ? All sticks work when only 1 put in but not when more than 1??

^bump^
 

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Hi, new to this forum stuff. I have a 3000 N200 running windows vista home premium. When I plug in a mempry stick the system searches for drivers and informs that they have been correctly installed. Unfortunatly the memory stick is not visible in the computer window???? safley remove hardware can see the memory stick though? any help would be most welcome. thanks

Answer:will not recognise memory sticks

make sure the stick is working properly.try to re-install card reader drivers, and after inform, on computer window, press refresh ( f5 )

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Hello,

What's the difference (in terms of performance), if any, between putting two identical memory sticks vs a dual kit in a mobo's dual channel slots?

We are, of course, taking about good quality memory of the same kind (no Hyper-X, XMS,...) from the same manufacturer (Kingston, Corsair, ...).

Thank you.
 

Answer:Memory: 2 sticks vs dual kit

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Hi.Am a primary school teacher looking to get good value for money (need to order at least 15 for my school).Anyone got ideas about where I can possibly get a discount?Thanks

Answer:cheapest 2GB memory sticks?

Computer fairs are usually the cheapest, and you can always haggle for discount when purchasing a large number.Google for computer fairs in you area.

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HI,
WHICH MEMORY STICKS QOSMIO F20-155 SUPPORT ?

Answer:Qosmio F20-155: Which memory sticks can I use?

Hi

I have investigated a little bit in the internet and found the info that this memory medias are supported:

- SD Card 1 slots (Shared with SD/MS/xD) Capacity : 1GB
- SD-IO
- Memory Stick 1 slots (Shared with SD/MS/xD) Capacity MS: 128MBx2
- MemoryStick Pro Capacity: 1GB
- Multi Meida Card (MMC) Capacity: 256MB
- xD Picture Card Capacity: 2GB

Hope this will help

Ps: Just for info: Please check your user manual because there you will find a lot of useful inforamtions about your notebook

bye

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Hey I upgraded my RAM from 512 to 1G+512 but Windows only detects the 1G. I checked in Everest Home that they are Both DDR2 and 266MHz. Any clue why they both don't recognise?
 

Answer:2 Memory Sticks Xp only Reads 1

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hi, i have a motherboard with 4 slots for ram sticks. right now i have two sticks of 512mb but i want to buy another 1GB stick. does it matter what brandname i get, or what kind? i'm not sure if there is only one kind of ram or different sizes or whatever. also 2 slots i have are blue and the other 2 are red. does that mean anything? like how much they can hold?
Thank You

i have an ASUS A8N-E motherboard
 

Answer:Buying Memory Sticks

go here http://www.crucial.com/index.asp find out what kind of memory u need...then check newegg.com for your ram
 

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My new system comes with a single 512 Mb memory module.
I have ordered 1 Gb Corsair XMS memory -Paired( 2 512Mb modules )

If I only used the 1Gb Corsair memory which 2 slots do I use on the motherboard ( left, center,right )?

f I use all 3 modules ( they all match - PC 3200 - 400 ) do I put the 2 corsair modules which are paired in a spesific order and the remaining module in the one thats left oper or how does it work.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Which slots for 2 memory sticks ?

if you're using all three i doubt the order will matter... but if you're only using two start with the slot that is towards the back of the case or closest to the processor

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I have 6 spaces for my memory , the 2 centre ones were used would it make any difference (memory sticks are the same), also can I use any sat sockets on my motherboard for my dvd drive :confused
 

Answer:Memory sticks and Sat sockets ?

epsonone said:





I have 6 spaces for my memory , the 2 centre ones were used would it make any difference (memory sticks are the same), also can I use any sat sockets on my motherboard for my dvd drive :confusedClick to expand...

What motherboard do you have and do you mean SATA sockets? You cn get a SATA CD/DVD drive but you cant plug a standard ATA drive into a SATA socket.
 

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I have used necrofile and hjscrub on a memory stick. I then ran "restoration". Restoration is able to find the file names which contain project titles, dates etc altough the file content cannot be recovered. How do I delete the file names.
 

Answer:Scrubbing memory sticks

Please advise if this question would be better in another forum
 

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I have used necrofile and hjscrub on a memory stick. I then ran "restoration". Restoration is able to find the file names which contain project titles, dates etc altough the file content cannot be recovered. How do I delete the file names.

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I just built a new machine and the memory sticks from my old computer wont cooperate with the new stick i just bought.

Motherboard
-- Gigabyte K8 Triton
Memory sticks
-- 512mb pc3200 Corsair new
-- 256mb pc2100 Crucial old
-- 256mb pc2100 Kingston old

Both old sticks work fine together, and boot the system. The Corsair stick works fine and boots the system. However, the system will not even post (fans will turn on) when any combination of Old and New memory is used. What gives?
 

Answer:memory sticks incompatible?

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This must be such a trivial question for those who know but I don't so...

I'm looking to get a memory stick to use with two computers. One has USB2.0 and the other only USB1.1.

If I get a USB2.0 stick will I have any problem reading it with the slower machine (other than slower transfer times)?
 

Answer:Memory sticks and USB standards

Nope, just slower read/write times.
 

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Hi,

My experience with Hard Drives from Seagate and WD are that they last about 3 years or so.
Possibly an even shorter time.

This seems to be true irrespective of whether that are running continuously, or just plugged in for the occasional backup (like for an external HD).

What's you experience ?

Anyway, do these USB Memory Sticks like from Sandisk "tend to" last longer ?

Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob

Answer:HD And Memory Sticks; Life Of ?

I won't buy anything from Sandisk after they weaseled out of the warranty for a failed camera card.

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Which would be better?2GB of the Fastest that the MOBO can support or 3GB running at the speed of the Old Sticks, which is probably the slowest that the MOBO will support.In other words: Do I chuck out the 2 old, 512MB, Sticks or not?In the latter configuration, the old sticks would be installed in the Secondary Slots.

Answer:Memory Sticks for a PC running XP

I would first let the crucial scanner look at your system. Then if there is nothing wrong with the existing leave it in and fit the max you can. Be aware that 32 bit xp cannot handle above 3GB without problems.

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Up to about 6 months ago Autoplay used to kick in when a memory stick was inserted. Now it just refuses to. This changed on both my office PC and my home PC at about the same time. It is not a big deal but still bugs me a bit. I have tried the obvious things (like checking the autoplay settings). Is this a result of some security fix?Grateful for any info - thanks.

Answer:Autoplay with USB memory sticks

>Bump

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I recently had memory installed by a tech. My computer has 4 slots. It came with 2 - 256MB sticks. I went to bios and noticed the order and was wondering if they should have been switched. I had 2 512MB sticks installed for a total of 1536MB. Our tech here at Staples sometimes makes mistakes but usually he is very good.

Here's info from bios
Installed memory 1536 MB/PC2 - 3200
Memory bank 1 - 256 MB/DDR2
Memory bank 2 - 512 "
Memory bank 3 - 256 "
Memory bank 4 - 512 "

I've been getting crash messages in explorer and slow downs even though I keep computer cleaned up. Have mulitple spyware and avg free antivirus. If the above configuration is correct then perhaps one of the modules is bad. My signiture contains computer info.

Thanks,
Marianne
 

Answer:Memory sticks in right order?

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I use a memory stick so i can bring my schoolwork home with me and take work into school easly
But at school there is no safely remove hardware option so i usually just pull the stick out once it stops flashing and ive closed all files down
When doing this is their any risk i can lose data or damage the stick?


thanks.
 

Answer:pulling out Memory sticks

I think you'll be safe as long you are ALWAYS careful to make sure any data transfer activity has stopped before you remove the flash drive.

By the way, you might inquire to the IT folks at school about this. Perhaps they will re-enable the safely remove hardware feature, assuming it was not deliberately disabled for some reason.
 

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As a Dj I have a lot of music downloaded onto Usb memory sticks.
The problem I have is trying to hot swap them during a gig.
Sometimes they are not found unless I reboot, which is not possible at that time.I always use the " safely remove" device at home but again not convenient during gigs.
Is there a way to make USB swapping more reliable.

Answer:Hot swapping memory sticks

As far as I am aware you have to click in the Safely Remove Hardware in the system tray before removing USB Sticks or USB H/Drives. If you do not do this you can corrupt the data on the disc.

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I added 1 gb of ram to my XPS m140 Dell laptop. After I put it in - it started up and works great. BUT - I just looked on the Dell website and it said that the memory sticks have to match. I have 1 gb and one 512 mb stick in there now - what will happen if I run it like this -- I guess I could order another 1 GB stick but will it hurt the computer to run it without matching sized memory? Help!
 

Answer:non matching memory sticks

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Is there antway to identify a memory stick? A friend gave me a couple but does not know what kind of memory it is.
TIA
Jerry
 

Answer:Unknown Memory sticks

Can you identify on your own if it is sdram, ddr ram, edo ram... etc? Then look for any labels on the ram, # of pins, etc. I always get mervous testing unknown ram, because if it's say pc66 sdram, and you put it in a computer running at 100mhz bus speed, you would overclock and fry the ram. (most likely) and possible cause other issues as well. If you have say an old celeron machine in the 300mhz range you can install the ram in, you could install a computer information progra, like sisoft sandra, and see if that gives you info on the ram. Ram is fairly cheap.. If you don't want to take the chance of frying your computer, i would try to identify by any #'s or labels on the stick. Free ram is even more suspect.. I wouldn't risk it unless it was nice new ddr or something...
 

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I have used memory sticks for a long time, but recently I am having issues with one of them
It is probably quite ancient
Could it be wearing?

Answer:Memory sticks Do they wear?

I don't think they wear out as such, although there may be a limit to how many read/writes they can perform before they start to get untrustworthy. Whatever: make sure you back up any important files on them?

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Over the years I have collected a lot of memory sticks - some with presentations on, some with technical manuals, and some with technical drawings. I had a sort through the other day and whilst a few are recognized by Win7, there are quite a few that either aren't recognized, or simply have no effect when plugged into a USB socket.
Can these 'dud' ones be recovered in some way, or should I bin them?

Answer:Salvaging Old Memory Sticks

They may be recognised if you push up or down in the USB port, or try another port or the ports on other computers (try Windows and Apple machines).
If all attempts fail, mix them all back in with your working sticks or keep them loose and unlabelled in a drawer and repeat the exercise at regular yearly intervals until you or your other half throws them out.
Slapping forehead for not keeping backups, muttering "I knew I should have done that", is optional :-)

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someone lemme know what memory stick to buy for purposes of booting up live stick ??
 

Answer:USB memory sticks: for booting, which?

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Can I use a memory stick to load my OS onto and reuse it to reload my computer again cooki8c

Answer:memory sticks for reloading XP?

Only way to do that is to use Acronis True Image to take a copy of the drive and save the compressed copy .tib file to the memstick.However you may need a BIG capacity memstick :0)

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I have 2 1024MB sticks that I wish to install.

Here's some info on my system:

Free space 118 GB
Used space 25.7 GB
Dell Dimension DV051 E310
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz 504 MB RAM

Running XP SP3
The instruction tell me to select a empty memory socket. Don't I have to remove the sticks that I'm replacing first?
 

Answer:Installing memory sticks

titleman said:


I have 2 1024MB sticks that I wish to install.

Here's some info on my system:

Free space 118 GB
Used space 25.7 GB
Dell Dimension DV051 E310
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz 504 MB RAM

Running XP SP3
The instruction tell me to select a empty memory socket. Don't I have to remove the sticks that I'm replacing first?Click to expand...

Ground your hands to the metal case then push on the locking tabs at either end of your existing RAM and move them outwards away from the RAM.

Pull out the existing sticks then make sure you align the notch in your new memory with the proper place in the socket.

Now firmly and evenly push the memory stick down and if you push far enough the locking tabs will come up and lock again.

Don't touch the contact part of your memory with your hands.
 

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I've just bought a Sony Cybershot camera and want a bigger memery stick than the one supplied.Sony are offering a 64 mb stick for £45,a quick look at Dabs showed a 128mb stick from Lexar.Has anyone used these or are there any others worth looking at.

Answer:Alternative Memory Sticks

Try 7dayshop.com. They sell memory cards of all types, much cheaper than camera makers own beands. Good quality too.

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Well guys .... i got an issue?

i just bought 2 more sticks of ram and when i add them in and start the pc .... it wont start.
I mean the lights and fans come on .... but the they keyboard/monitor/mouse doesnt?
 

Answer:Adding memory sticks?

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Why are there so many different coloured Sony memory sticks ie. blue, black, light brown or is it green.

My present 16mb memory stick is blue so will this one below be OK for my Sony dsc p73 digital camera.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000684HQE/202-6232147-3983068

Thanks
 

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Appreciate some assistance.

72pin SiMMs normally have black rectangular blocks held on to the stick with what look like "feet". It appears that 8MB sticks have 4 sets of 5 "feet", 10 on each side of the block.
The 16MB sticks appear to have 4 sets of 6 "feet", 12 on each side of the block.

Is this a basic rule of thumb to "eyeball" memory and know what it is (in quantity) without installing it on a mainboard?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
 

Answer:Figuring Out Memory Sticks

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   I have a couple of USB storage devices ( 2GB and 4GB). I've got about 55Mb already on my smallerone and 200Mb on the larger. But now when I try to add new data files. (Jpeg, .xl, wp....whatever,a window comes up telling me "unable to create file on USB drive J".  The drives were 'formatted' when Ifirst installed them.....and I loaded the data I have on them all at once. Now I'm trying to "ADD" more dataand they won't accept it. So basically I have devices with a LOT of space that I can't use. When I look atthe properties box, the pie chart shows me I have 3.8Gb available, and 1.5Gb respectively.    To me it sounds like a formating or 'partioning' issue. How can I get around this....with out 're-formatting'and losing all the valuable data I've got on them???  Someone help step me thru the process.Thanks so much!!!!!

Answer:Can't add data to USB memory sticks

Copy the data from the flash drives to your computer's hard drive, now it's backed up.  Try to format the flash drives.  You can use this to format it.

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HelloWould some one kindly comment- which are preferable Memory Sticks or Disc?s for storageI use my computer only for Documents and digital photos.USB sticks seem very easy to use and I can easily plug them into either my desktop or my laptop.Are there any disadvantages?Many thanks Gel

Answer:WHICH ARE BEST- MEMORY STICKS OR DISC’S ?

Depends on if you want long term storage - memory sticks get a little expensive. Blank CDs are about 10p each...

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I bought a PC 2 months ago, decided to upgrade the memory to 1gig. I purchased 2 512mb DDR2 PC4200. Both sticks work fine when used alone. However when both sticks are in together the PC won't boot up.

The motherboard is an ECS RC410-M LGA775 DDR-2 PCI-e x16 HP rev 1.1.

The processor is an P4 930 dual core 3.0 mhz.

The bios is RC410-M v1.04 10/25/2006.

FAQ on ECS.com.tw web site suggest changing the DIMM Voltage Adjust Functions in the BIOS. However I do not see such an entry in the bios.

Is there something else I need to do to get the PC to run with both sticks of memory in it?

Help me....I have games to play!
 

Answer:Solved: PC won't boot with 2 sticks of memory

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Hi,
I recently got a refurbed M7510 with 16GB memory and my intention was to replace the memory to get 64GB total.
So, I bought a 64GB kit, and started to open up the M7510.
I removed the battery cover, battery and the bottom cover, and I see 2 empty SODIMM slots, but I can't see any way to get to the 2 (apparently) 8GB sticks that are already installed (chip-side down)!!

Can anyone tell how to remove those 2 memory modules?

Thanks,
Jim

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Hi.New to the forum.I need to find a USB memory stick that will work on an older laptop running Windows 98. The laptop has a virus so I have to download a driver, save it to disk and mail it on to my colleague with the laptop.Any suggestions what manufacturer/supplier I can get one from that still has a downloadable driver on their website?Thanksairydisc

Answer:USB Memory sticks compatible with Windows 98

They quite often come with the driver disk or the drive is sometimes on a separate little partition on the drive, I have two drives and they both have the driver in the separate partition. It should really tell you in the specs if they will support 98.

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Hi,

Does anyone know if a card reader that reads sony's original memory sticks can also read the memory stick duo/ duo pro?

I prefer to use my laptops built in card reader than having to plug the camera in to get the pictures transferred.

Thanks.
 

Answer:card readers and memory sticks

I have several card readers and Sony memory stick and Sony memory stick pro.
One reader handles both sticks and it also worked before I upgraded to USB2 on my desktop.
One card reader worked only on older memory stick and only on USB1
My favorite is a Lexar card reader that handles 6 types of cards, including all Sony cards (4 slots some read more then one type of card.) I believe I got it at Walmart a year ago for about $30

I guess the answer to your question is-some do/ some don't
Look up your reader on Google to see what the specifications say.
By the way-the newer Memory stick pro is great-quicker recovery/more storage etc.
 

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Hi all,I have two probooks 450 g4. I upgraded the the memory in one of them buying a pair 8gb. Now I have a spare 8gb stick that I would like to put in my second machine. The problem is that the this one comes with a 4gb stick. The sticks are same brand, speed and cl. Is there any problem with having two memory sticks different size?Thanks in advance,D.

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I asked this in my other question as linked below but got no replies so thought it best to ask in a new thread in case mine got missed.
I have my vista disk so can I replace the old XP system with the vista system by wiping the XP and replacing with the Vista?
I have spare memory sticks and wonder where I can use them - they are: 2x1gig 2RX16 PC2 6400S 666-12-A3 from the Vista - would they go into my present Win 8 laptop or the old XP as above or my daughter's Win 7 Acer Aspire 5749?
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Answer:Vista for XP swop and memory sticks.

In my humble opinion Vista from XP is a backward step. To keep using XP, use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer and keep your antivirus up to date.
Why do I think Vista is a backward step. It will run slower on the same hardware. If you do install Vista, once set up and updated, about three days, do not switch off, only put to sleep, will help make it a little more useable. When Vista starts it checks for updates, TrustedInstaller, is the process running and this can take up to 15 mins to complete and in the mean time the computer is quite unresponsive.
As for the RAM sticks, they won't fit W8 laptop but may fit older machines. Run Crucial scanner to see exactly what is installed and compare with is available.

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I have 4 usb memory stick drives which I have used to backup files at various times. However, not being the tidy type, I have too many copies of several files! I havent managed my housekeeping very well!rather than continually insert and take out each drive to see and compare contents, is there a way of printint, perhaps in an explorer type window, the contents of each drive?I know I can put 2 or 3 of them in at a time, but I have to keep switching screens, and nearly have to write out the contents by hand!!!There was a programme years ago for printing screen of Explorer I think...h

Answer:Print Memory sticks contents?

Is this it,click hereIt's the one I use.

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Hello I have bought quite a lot of those memory sticks/cards that connect via USB , and you can then save your files etc on them. However every time I plug a new one into my computer - I have to then go through an automatic process of connecting online to search for new updates. I would think that it should know what to do once I have installed the driver for the first card.

It is only everytime I use a card for the very first time - but it does seem a bit of a hassle. Is it correct that my computer is doing this?

Thank you very much.
 

Answer:Do I have to keep on installing drivers for the same memory sticks

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I'm wondering if this is a "problem" or just a mere characteristic. Fairly modern mobo using intel's mobile 910/915 chipset and Pentium 4 Mobile running 1.8ghz... I have a big 8GB memory "stick" that uses an SD card. its awful slow... just dreary painfully slow to use. Is this "normal"?

I notice that a Geeksquad 2GB stick with that stupid little OS of theirs taking up space is actually much faster than the bigger SD thingy. Its not FAST,... not like my Seagate Free Agent usb drive, but its easily 2X faster than the SD.

tips? tricks? driver issue?

Answer:USB Memory sticks: Slower under Windows 7 vs. xp?

On the flash drive, do a defrag.

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I need to password protect my usb memory sticks. I need to be able to plug them in to ANY computer and be able to read them, so the program cannot be machine resident. Can anyone recommend a program for doing this please?

Answer:Password Protecting Memory sticks

I've heard good reports about Rohos (but haven't used it myself).click here

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I've got a USB mouse and a USB external hard drive plugged in and Vista has no qualms recognizing and using them. However, when I try to use a memory stick (I've tried several brands/sizes) Vista pops up and says it needs to find the drivers. A quick search later and it can't find any drivers for them.

Any ideas or tricks to get Vista to get with the beat and find the drivers? They should be built in shouldn't they?

Thanks
 

Answer:Vista not recognizing USB memory sticks

They should be built in, yes. Are trying the USB ports that are known to work with the mouse and HDD?
 

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My father recently purchased two DDR DIMM memory modules that were not compatible with his laptop - and which are non-returnable. They weren't huge $$$ investment, but rather than let them go to waste in the front hall closet shelf, I thought I could retail them somehow - as long as I know what laptop system they are actually compatible with. Any suggestions on website that I could use that would allow me to enter the manufacturer/product# and get some systems that the memory modules would work in?
 

Answer:Reverse Lookup for Memory Sticks

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Hi,
hopefully this is something easy to crack as it has been driving me mad.

The basic issue is that my PC will not handle two memory sticks at the same time.

I have tried various different memory sticks together, and I have tried putting various single sticks in both bays seperately. The only thing that causes the problem is to have any two sticks in together. So the problem would not appear to be a physical problem with either bay, or with any memory I have used, which all works fine on other machines.

The specifics of the problem is that whilst the machine will run fine 99% of the time, there are two or three very specific things which will cause it to crash every time with a memory related blue screen of death error message giving an address and then the consequent reboot etc.

For example, if I call one specific report in the EPOS software I am running, which calculates a total stock value (so it is pulling more memory usage than normal at this point onw would think), then try and increase the zoom to make the text a big larger, you can visibly see the machine slow right down as it is literally reloading the page a few characters per second rather than fairly immediately and then we go blue screen annnnd POP!

Every other report in the EPOS appn does not cause a problem, but I am also running this appn on a couple of other machines without any issue whatsoever, and there are no other reported issues with their technical support of this nature, or with that particular ... Read more

Answer:Solved: PC does not like two memory sticks at same time

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Can I take the memory sticks out of my Dell optiplex GX1 and put them into my Dell Dimension L933r,they look the same(no help from Dell)
 

Answer:Solved: Memory sticks switch

Check the specs at www.crucial.com
 

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Anyone out there with Vista 64 bit problems not reading Memory Sticks?? A man from Ricoh Thailand sent me to this site to download a new driver and it works on my machine!! Here it is: http://www.station-drivers.com/page/ricoh.htm I downloaded version 6.00.01.13 and it works now. I did mention to the Ricoh Thailand man about the speed problem this reader has, not able to use my 4gig Transcend Compact Flash 266X for Windows ready boost on the internal Card reader, but fine on external card reader. Waiting for new developements!! Cheers, Singtoh





7663-A22,T61 14.1 Wide,T7300 2.0gig processor, 4 gig RAM, 500gig Seagate Hybrid HDD, 200gig Ultra Bay HDD, Ubuntu 64 Bit.

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I have 2 x 4GB sticks of G.SKill F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ DDR3-1066 PC3-8500 CL7-7-7-20 SO-DIMM. They worked perfectly as the only memory sticks in a W500, but I'd like to install them in addition to the 2 x 4GB Lenovo memory sticks that came with the W520. Is this going to work and be stable at all? After reading the W520  specs, I'm still uncertain about the memory speeds of the two different sets of sticks and if that is a real compatibility issue. I don't know enough about memory specs.













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Answer:Mix two different pairs of memory sticks in a W520?

Hello,
Very generally speaking, when you install different memory modules, they will all operate at the highest speed and timings commonly available to all installed memory modules.  So, if the W520 hypothetically has PC3-8500 memory installed, it would operate at that speed, but if the installed memory has slower timings (say CL8-8-8-8-21), the G.Skill memory will likely be run with the slower timings those instead of its default faster ones.
 
In practice, you can check the memory timings of the instdalled RAM using something like CPU-Z, and then check with G.Skill to maker sure the F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ kit will work with those timings, and then plug them in and you'll be good to go.
 
Even if the system boots up and works fine,  I would still suggest running a program like MemTest86 overnight in order to test the RAM to make sure it is all working properly together.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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A few days ago, I reported a computer problem in a previous thread. Before I could try all the the suggested fixes, however, I encountered another technical issue.

The computer screen started displaying glitches, and then a few moments later it froze up on me. Further restarts only provided a blank, unchanging screen. After a bit of experimenting, I found out that one of the memory sticks had suddenly become faulty. The sad part is this: this computer has had faulty memory before, that is, when it first arrived.

Something is seriously wrong with my system. What are the odds of a computer's memory going bad twice within two months? To answer this question, I ask what causes bad computer memory in the first place? Well, I did some research on the internet, and I found out the 5 reasons and 5 indicators of faulty memory:

Possible Reaons:
1. Electrostatic shock from improper handling. Try to avoid stroking your cat while you install your new 1GB DDR module! Before this memory issue, I neither owned a cat nor touched the memory within several weeks, so I doubt this is the problem.
2. Power Surges or Poor Power Supplies can also damage your computer's memory, somtimes gradually.
3. Raising Memory Voltage too high if you are overclocking. This explanation can be ruled out because I don't overclock the system.
4. If the computer is excessively dusty, or is located in a humid environment, the contacts between the memory module and the memory slot can be interfered wi... Read more

Answer:Memory Sticks Regularly Become Faulty

Do a Google search and download a free program called "memtest". Use it regularly for a while to see if you can nail down a cause/association of your problem.
 

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Hi, I am a first time user of this site, I have a Acer Aspire 5001 Wl Mi Laptop running windows xp. The usb ports will only recognize one type of Flash stick(first that was used), they operate ok with the mouse plugged in, but not other sticks. I may have removed some programs in the past, and may have removed something that was important for these ports. Can someone please suggest, how I may start to find the root of this problem. As I am a relative beginner to computer fixing, your instructions would be much appreicated.

Many thanks
Liam
 

Answer:Usb ports not recognizing memory sticks

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