Posted 29 August 2009 - 06:58 AM
I doubt if there's any solid technical reason behind using such a term. They may mean the memory was physically misaligned in the slot, ie not seated properly, which could explain the inquiry of whether the unit had been jarred. That would mean the memory had only been making correct contact by good luck up until the time it stopped.
When you say the laptop was sitting on your bed, was it directly on soft bedcovers that would have obscured the air vents, causing it to run hot? Laptops should only be operated on hard surfaces such as desks, or supported so that cooling vents are not blocked off. If it got very hot, that alone could make it shut off, but it could also move incorrectly seated RAM by thermal expansion (so-called chip creep).
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