BSOD; determining bad memory

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BSOD; determining bad memory

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I've spent the past week battling various BSOD messages (referencing 0x00000050) that occur when I attempt to read a CD (i.e., play music or look at photos on CD).  I've run various diagnostics, updated drivers, reseated memory.  Today I ran the Dell PC check-up and it told me I have 3325MB of total physical memory.  I'm supposed to have 4 GB so I assume one of the memories died.  May I just pull them out one at a time to check them, or must they be in a particular configuration?  And if I must replace the memory, does it have to be the same make or may I use another DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz?  My desk top is a XPS630i, no overclocking involved.

 

Thanks, and I hope the memory issue is the answer to my BSOD issue.

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