How come my computer freezes after an hour of use after reinstalling the RAM?

by on June 24, 2010

Q: I have a Dell inspiron 1545 and I got the repeated 4 beep alarm after closing the screen after use, may have closed a little hard. 4 beep alarm indicates cache memory trouble and the fix was to remove and reinstall ram chips. after doing this the laptop freezes after an hour or so of internet navigation, have to power button reboot. Any ideas?


One Response to “How come my computer freezes after an hour of use after reinstalling the RAM?”
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    Remove and reinstall the ram again, make sure there isn’t any dust or grime in the connections and make sure it is installed correctly.

    If you still have trouble. Install just one of the ram sticks, see how that runs, then try the same stick in the 2nd slot, see how that runs. Then switch and use just the other stick, and try that in both slots.

    These different configurations might help you isolate the problem. If it works well will one stick but not the other consider getting the stick replaced. If you’re running less then 2GB of total RAM consider doing an upgrade anyway.