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Cant boot up Computer- Memory address line failure

Hi, I just got an older computer from work. Upon trying to boot it up, after the inital Dell load screen I am met with a note that says, "Memory address line failure at 0B0719F8, read 78787078, expecting 78787878. Decreasing available memory". I'm then left with the F1 to retry boot (which does nothing) or F2 for setup utility. I tried playing around in the setup util. but nothing seems to help. Can anybody help me?

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Change your system memory card: below is the system memory for the Optiplex GX110: I took this from the manual. I assume you do not have one... let me know if you want them I can send it to you You can increase system memory up to 512 megabytes (MB) by using synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). Figure 9 in "Inside Your Computer" shows the location of the DIMM sockets on the system board (DIMMs must be non-error checking and correction [ECC]). When you add system memory, you may install DIMMs in either socket. For optimum operation, Dell recommends that you install a DIMM in socket A first (closest to the processor) before installing a DIMM in socket B. NOTICE: Before you install new memory modules, download the most recent BIOS for your computer from the Dell Support website

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From the failures its probably a RAM memory problem , which means that you should try a different ram module that is working , or if possible try the ram module of this pc in another one thats working.

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