Wierdness in Windows 7

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I have a Dell xps m1530 with 4 gig and a intel core 2 duo. I was on the internet and it froze got the BSOD and dumped the memory, restarted it and was up and fine then got really slow and then did then the BSOD again. Called dell support and did diagnostic and said nothing was wrong so they said to reinstall win 7 LOL. So did that and its kinda slow again already. I noticed in the task manager i was watching the memory and its interesting.

Physical Memory
Total 4094
Cached 3046
Available 2986
Free 0

Not supposed to be like that. Any ideas

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Sounds to me like you need to replace your ram.
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ok if i did that, can i replace dell ram with other ram? are there any more tests i can do on my ram. I just don't know why my Cache stays so high.

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If you have your Windows 7 disk you can boot to it. After selecting the language you should come to the screen where it says Install. In the bottom left corner there should be a link that says something about repairing your computer. Click that. It should go through a scan and then if I am remembering correctly you can do a memory test once in there.
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Well, got off the phone with dell and they are sending a dell technician and are going to replace my HDD, Ram, mother board, and Cpu Heat sink. Nice right lol, i guess that solves my problems.

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lol Would have been cheaper for them just to send you a new computer.
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Well, If you have the super duper tech support plan from dell why not use it ? It sounds like some of your RAM dimm's have gone bad.
Also note, If they end up reinstalling Windows 7 with you there make sure you ask them about 64 bit so you can utilize all 4 gigabytes of your memory if you aren't already.

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