Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Memory Size Decreased


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Usman Aslam

Usman Aslam

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:27 AM

Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:43 PM

Dear All,
My conputer restarts automatically and an error message is displayed in BIOS that "Memory Size Decreased".
Even restarting computer, it boots in 10 minutes and works very slowly. I am using WIN XP.
Please suggest some solution.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:08:27 AM

Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:10 AM

I think I'd try removing the memory modules...and then reseating them in the slots.

If that yields no joy, I would try the modules, one at a time, in each slot.

Louis

#3 Computer Parts

Computer Parts

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:27 AM

Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:54 AM

It sounds like the memory or the motherboard is failing.

How many memory sticks are in your computer?

How many slots do you have?

If you only have 2 sticks, try switching them around. Ultimately you are going to have to put some new memory sticks in to see if that is your problem.

#4 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:06:27 AM

Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:17 AM

Try downloading Memtest86 and run it to see what condition your RAM is in. The longer you run it the more accurate the results will be.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#5 Usman Aslam

Usman Aslam
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:27 AM

Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:36 PM

I have two memory sticks of 128 MB each. My motherboard have 3 slots.
Some times my computer works fine for 30 minutes, but it restarts after that.

#6 eLenka

eLenka

  • Members
  • 105 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Dnepropetrovsk
  • Local time:04:27 PM

Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:41 PM

What type of memory SDRAM DIMM or SDRAM DDR?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users