View Full Version : help with RAM Read/Write error

07-12-2004, 12:51 PM
A buddy of mine is having problems with his "New" RAM.
He has an old P2 398 running Windows 98SE and an original 64MB of RAM. He recently tried to install a 128MB RAM chip. Now, when he boots, he gets a message which goes along the lines of
"write/read failure, expecting 00000000F457, reading 0000000003e5845

decreasing available memory"

any ideas what could be causing this?

(Sorry i dont have any more info on the comp, but my buddy knows f*** all about comps and i was not able to find out what type of MOBO he has)

07-12-2004, 02:25 PM
Is the 128MB module double sided and has it been used without the 64MB module installed plus has Memtest86+ (http://www.memtest.org/) been run on both modules separately?