Dell Latitude 3450 (Late 2014) User Manual
Statement of volatility – dell latitude 3450
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Statement of Volatility – Dell Latitude 3450
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
The Dell Latitude 3450 contains both volatile and non-volatile (NV) components. Volatile components lose their data
immediately after power is removed from the component. Non-volatile (NV) components continue to retain their data
even after power is removed from the component. The following NV components are present on the Latitude 3440
Table 1. List of Non-Volatile Components on System Board
Remedial Action (Action
necessary to prevent loss of
Non Volatile magnetic media, various
sizes in GB. May also be SSD (solid
state flash drive).
Low level format
Non Volatile memory, 64Mbit (8MB), and Video
BIOS for basic boot operation, PSA (on board
diags), PXE diags.
eDP to VGA
Embedded Non Volatile memory. To program
thru the ISP interface.
Part of panel
Non Volatile memory, Stores panel
manufacturing information, display
Volatile memory in OFF state (see state definitions
later in text)
One or both modules will be populated. System
memory size will depend on SO-DIMM modules
and will be between 2GB and 16GB inclusive
Power off system
SoDIMM(s) – one
or two present
Non-Volatile memory 512 bytes. One device present on
each SO-DIMM. Stores memory manufacturer data and
timing information for correct operation of system memory.
Non Volatile memory 256 bytes
Stores CMOS information
Volatile memory in off state.
UMA uses main system memory size allocated out
of main memory.
Power off system
Non Volatile memory, Intel ME firmware
for system configuration, security and
Volatile memory 256 bytes, Internal OTP
CAUTION: All other components on the system board lose data if power is removed from the system. Primary power loss
(unplugging the power cord and removing the battery) destroys all user data on the memory (DDR3L, 1600 MHz). Secondary power
loss (removing the on-board coin-cell battery) destroys system data on the system configuration and time-of-day information.