[Wolves] Odd memory module problem

David Goodwin david at codepoets.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 22:55:40 GMT 2005

Kevanf1 wrote:
> Any ideas on this one?  A mate of mine has been having some trouble
> with memory in his PC, hence my asking about the memtest site the
> other day.  He did have two 256mb RAM modules.  His PC would load up
> (Windows I'm afraid but I don't think it's the OS at fault this time)
> fine with one of the modules but try two and it would fall over with
> numerous faults.  I suspected a dodgy memory module.  Now I don't know
> at this stage whether he managed to get memtest or not so put that to
> one side for now.  He did get in touch with the supplier of the memory
> who changed it for one stick of 512mb.  But now his PC only reads
> 248mb?  I'm going to get him to try another slot - the PC has only two
> but is capable of taking up to 1gb, I've checked the spec's.  In the
> meantime, as I said to start with, any ideas?
> Cheers.

Do you have the booklet that came with the motherboard? That might help.

Did the 2*256mb modules show up as 512mb?

Is one slot dodgy? (i.e. does it fail to work in a different memory slot 
on the motherboard?)


David Goodwin

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