How to troubleshoot computer memory guide and tips
Steps to follow to identify and fix the memory problems:
1. It is highly suggested to back up your data immediately when you see that your computer is bootable but not stable because of the memory problem. Data corruption is a common computer problem that you may have to lose all your valuable data.
2. If your computer memory is not installed recently, it is important to make sure that the installed memory modules are supported by your mother board and have been installed in the right slots. Double check if the components of your system match with your documentation. You need also check the BIOS documentation and motherboard to confirm if there is a need to allow any specific settings before the memory is upgraded.
3. Physically check out the memory modules and system board to see if there is any damage. If yes, replace them. Before the replacement, you need to do a proper clean-up to the memory socket. You can use the "FluxOff" cleaner. PC vacuum and compressed air to accomplish this task. After the modules have been reinserted, make sure that the replacement is done correctly, that is, if seated firmly, if the height is the same as the existing one.
4. For identifying the problem, you can switch the positions or replacing or reinstalling of the memory modules of the computer. In this way, you can identify if problem is the socket or bad module.
5. Sometimes you need to upgrade the BIOS of the system to solve some computer memory problems. This will resolve compatibility issues, refresh information of the system, and provide in-depth information for troubleshooting.
6. Scan your computer with antivirus software is suggested to find out if this is virus problem your memory problem.
7. Other causes may include failed power supplies, faulty motherboards, deterioration of hard drives and high temperature of your computer, especially your laptop.
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