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Thread: help with RAM Read/Write error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Default help with RAM Read/Write error

    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)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004


    Is the 128MB module double sided and has it been used without the 64MB module installed plus has Memtest86+ been run on both modules separately?

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