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Hello Everyone,

Well its been a full year without, but I have finally seen a blue screen stating that my physical memory is low. The computer still works fine until I get the screen but I would like to stop its cause asap. Generally the comp will only bluescreeen if im running multiple programs but I have gotten it twice just after bootup. I am guessing this had something to do with my ram but ill let you helpful experienced guide me through this one. I have 4 years experience with comps and have dealt with every other issue (reload windows, drivers, replace hardrive) so im hoping to get this one straitened out also.

I have a 4year (1year hard drive) old dell inspiron 8600, Windows xp sp2, 90gb, (only half full) ,1.7 mhz processor, 512 ram. I generally communicate and photo edit with my computer with some video editing in there also. The bluescreen at hand is attached as an image so please let the help begin.

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Hi jeff,
Generally over some time computers will build up processes due to the programs you put on the computer and these require the use of your RAM memory to run them. The computer does have quite a low amount of RAM at 512MB so I would recommend that you upgrade your RAM especially as RAM sticks have become quite cheap these days. Just remember that the RAM sticks you get will need to be the correct type for the system you have (e.g. DDR, DDR2 or DDR3).

Hope it works out for you
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What OS are you using? 512MB of RAM is not much use even for XP.
It's also possible your RAM is the problem. You can test is using MemTest and let it make several passes.
If you want to add RAM use Crucial's site to determine what and how much you can use.
XP is pretty happy with 2GB. RAM should be installed in matched pairs to help avoid problems.
You can usually beat Crucial's price using an online retailer.
http://www.crucial.com/
 
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