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Inspiron 17R Special Edition Memory

Q: Inspiron 17R Special Edition Memory

Can the laptop handle 2 8GB dimms for a total of 16 instead of how it is sold with 8. The laptop would be viable but the memory is holding it back.

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A: Inspiron 17R Special Edition Memory

Welcome to the community.
Well, Dell does not recommend 2 sticks of 8 GB RAM each installed in this system as that may cause a motherboard failure. However installing 8 GB, 1600 MHZ chips may or may not work.
Let me know in case there are any other concerns. Glad to be of assistance.
Thanks & Regards
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Hi PierWithBeer

Thanks for writing to us.
Did the issue start recently?
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Hi Logan,
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Click on 'Manage' and click on 'Device Manager'.
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Steps to install a driver:

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Keep me posted. Please reply for any further questions.
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A:BSOD - Special pool memory corruption

This is (most likely) a malware issue or a corrupted driver IMO. This is also a Driver Verifier enabled minidump - please include information such as this in future posts. Please describe, in detail, what you've attempted to do to fix the issue - including links to any other online work.

Also, it's not usually sufficient to diagnose a Blue Screen issue from just one mini-dump - so please include all minidumps when posting here.

Please post over in the malware forums to ensure that your system is clean. The reason for this is the unidentified driver apx1gadg.SYS The forums are located here:

Once assured that you're clean, then try this:

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR-RC1-Desktop\TempDUMP\DATA\01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista Kernel Version 6002 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 6002.18005.x86fre.lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82001000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8210e930
Debug session time: Thu Aug 13 05:41:48.028 2009 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:06:57.900
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck C1, {ba41ef78, ba41eb04, 83408c, 32}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\sbapifs.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sbapifs.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sbapifs.sys
Probably caused by : sbapifs.sys ( sbapifs+a17a )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !thread;!analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;lmtsmn;.bugcheck;.logclose;q
GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 8212d6dc
THREAD 88d98250 Cid 0e38.15c8 Teb: 7ffdf000 Win32Thread: fc488e90 RUNNING on processor 0
IRP List:
Unable to read nt!_IRP @ b9f7ee00
Not impersonating
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from 82106b54
Owning Process 88d986c0 Image: SearchProtocolH
Attached Process N/A Image: N/A
ffdf0000: Unable to get shared data
Wait Start TickCount 488323
Context Switch Count 40
ReadMemory error: Cannot get nt!KeMaximumIncrement value.
UserTime 00:00:00.000
KernelTime 00:00:00.000
Win32 Start Address 0x00f3c799
Stack Init ad22c000 Current ad22bb48 Base ad22c000 Limit ad229000 Call 0
Priority 9 BasePriority 8 PriorityDecrement 0 IoPriority 2 PagePriority 5
ChildEBP RetAddr Args to Child
ad22b6dc 820c7f95 000000c1 ba41ef78 ba41eb04 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
ad22b7d4 820e5b98 ba41ef78 0000000... Read more
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Can you access the hard drive long enough to get a hold of the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump folder? If so, zip it up and upload it to your next post.

What settings did you use when running Driver Verifier?

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A:special pool detected memory corruption BSOD

Could you let us know what you did?
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A:BSOD - Special pool detected memory corruption

I don't see any crashdumps. You aren't using any "cleaning" software are you? The problem with them is they'll clean up crashdumps, which we need to analyze (plus most of them can end up being harmful).
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A:BSOD special pool detected memory corruption

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Quote: Originally Posted by ceril

Im always getting this BSOD error. Please help me identify the driver that is causing it.
Minidumps attached.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
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- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

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All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory
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The computer -

A:3650 Inspiron Gamers Edition help

Hi  AliA123456
Thanks for writing to us.
This model has been tested only on two graphic cards.
Nvidia GT730
AMD, R9-360
Though we have seen some of our customers upgrading to parts that are not tested by Dell for few it worked like a charm and for few it was a little to no success.
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A:Info on the New Inspiron Desktop Gamer Edition (Intel)

max faded
If anybody has or eventually gets the New Inspiron 3650 (preferably the intel model, but AMD model info useful too) could you please post some info on it, specs etc.... seems to be little or none yet and I'm considering getting it to turn into a htpc.
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 max faded
Inspiron 3650 [Intel] Service Manual,
Inspiron 3650 Specifications,
Note: Dell has not published the wattage of the Inspiron 3650 power supply.
Inspiron-3656 [AMD] Service Manual,
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After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

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Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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Do you have Microsoft Office installed.
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A:INSPIRON N7110 - memory upgrade

Hi Angel0427
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please replace the 2GB modules with a 4GB module.
Below are the configurations which can be used. 

Dell Inspiron™ N7110 / 17R DIMM Configuration
Slot ASlot BTotal Memory

2048 MB
2048 MB
1024 MB
2048 MB
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2048 MB
2048 MB
4096 MB
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4096 MB
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6144 MB
4096 MB
4096 MB
8192 MB

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A:Memory for Dell Inspiron 1100

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A:Memory replacement for Inspiron 560 does not work

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
2 beeps indicate that the system is not able to detect the RAM's.
Please try one memory module at a time on different slots and check if the system responds.
Please try to run the on-board diagnostics, <F12> and check if you receive any error. 
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id, along with the result from the above step.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell
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A:Add memory to Dell Inspiron 1501

I always run the Crucial scanner to see what slots I have, what the maximum is, and what size chips can be added. Having low confidence in my ability to buy the correct product elsewhere I also buy from them, but I understand that they are far from the least expensive.
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A:Inspiron n5040 memory upgrade

Below are the system specs for the Memory in your Dell Inspiron N5040. Unfortunately, I have no information to purchase Memory in Russia except for contacting Dell Sales in your area. 
Memory Specs:
Memory module connectors Two user-accessible SODIMM connectors Memory module capacities 2 GB, 4 GB and 8GB Possible Memory Configurations 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB Memory type DDR3 1333 MHz SODIMM (Operates at 1066 MHz) Minimum memory 2 GB Maximum memory 8 GB
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Memory Configuration
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A:Max Memory on Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) Touch

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