So, I own an Alienware Area-51 7500. Since the first time I got the computer, I always had my share of BSOD and random freezes. Even though I would try to resolve the problems with them, I would only get adviced to do a clean Windows Installation, which was the case the second day I got the computer. Since then, the freezes and BSODs have been up and down but lately it had been increasing. There were even instances of failed XP boots, resulting in me doing several Dskchk /r to solve the issues. Well, after going through all this, I decided to take one of my 1 gig ram sticks out, and the problem has significantly decreased. I have yet to have a failing XP boot, and the amount of freezing has nearly vanished. But in the rare instances when it does crash, it actually shows a BSOD that I didn't see before, which states;
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0X00000D1 (0X06A80018, 0X00000002, 0X00000001, 0X7C911713). The earlier BSOD's were 'Kernel' related and this one is not. I really would like to know what is wrong with this computer, and I am aware that I am not giving all that much information, and for that excuse me. I mainly would like to know if the ram stick I took out was indeed truly faulty, if not, I would definitely like to go back to having 2 gigs of ram.
Thank you for your time and your help
Edited by indarkflames, 23 June 2007 - 11:02 PM.