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Default 05-27-2012, 06:37 PM

I got the same Dell 11z with the i3 CPU. I upgraded by adding an additional 4GB chip for a total of 6GB. You got the right memory because if they were wrong, Windows would not boot up or get past the BIOS/POST.

Does BIOS recognize the full 8GB? Does Windows 7 recognize full 8GB? It sounds like you have bad memory, maybe just one of the two 4GB chips is defective. You can try swapping them on the slots (takes care of re-seating them as well) or what I would do is take out one of the chips and run with 4GB for some time to see if you have problems. They have software to check the memory also.

No software changes of any kind?

Good luck in solving the problem.


my notebook: dell inspiron 11z - 11.6" display | intel core i3 330um | 6gb ddr3 ram | 80gb Intel ssd | Linux Mint 12 OS - Cinnamon 1.4 [Virtual Machine - WinXP SP3]
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