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By wbf ·
hi i have noticed when my friends pc is booting at the start up screen,it has a flashing warning,saying sds or sdp is not at dimms,i just briefly saw the message so im not sure if its sds or sdp its sd something,is this serious,whats my next step

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by saihib In reply to dimms

Your next step is to read this:
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid44_gci533524,00.html

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by saihib In reply to dimms

The message you're getting sounds more informational than serious. If the machine's running OK I wouldn't pay too much attention it. If the machine becomes unstable your friend will need to replace the memory.

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by wbf In reply to dimms

so the link tells me what is happening not neccerily how to fix,iam geting fatal exception,or should i say i hav installd xp over 98 and according to my friend the pc was not crashing in win 98,when i instald xp and tryd downlaoding from the net i got some fatal exceptions and frezze ups i put it down to virus,as on scanning the system within 2minutes two high risk malwares where detected ???,i appreciate the replys,

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by fungus-among-us In reply to dimms

That would be SPD. Sounds like your system has noticed that the setting of the DIMMS in the BIOS does not match what the SPD (default settings on the RAM itself) is set for. Settings include: FSB speed, CAS timings, voltage, etc...

Have you messed around with the RAM timings/settings in your BIOS? Have you tried the default values for the BIOS? Are you overclocking your system? It is also possible that the RAM may be going bad... but like others have mentioned, this is an informational message. If were a critical message, your system would stop posting and recommend you go into the BIOS to fix the setting(s). If you are not having data corruption ,BSODs, lockups and erroneous erros, I wouldn't worry too much about it. If on the otherhand you are... it's time for new RAM... better yet, time to upgrade that system to someting "more" recent.

Good Luck

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by wbf In reply to dimms

ok i did suggest upgrade,but as they are a new user they were anxious to get going with the net,anyway i took xp off and reinstalled 98 and its more stable,thnks again for the input.

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