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(Solved) - Adding Ram to a Win98 -Video Error and Memory Mismatch

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  • Started 5 years ago by jrs994
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jrs994
Posts: 22

Hello
Recently I Started a Project with an older computer with 128MB of ram System shows 120 MB, (8 MB for video)
I opened it up to find 2 dimms a 128 MB dimm and a 64 MB dimm
when I remove the 64MB and restart the computer It get a Video Error Message on the Monitor and the computer will not boot.

Is this 64MB Dimm like a Video Memory chip of some sort It is of simmular size as the or 128 chip but is Marked as 64MB
I ran Dos scandisk or check disk and it showed a memory mismatch but was fixed.
So my question or concern is this 64MB even needed with my New Ram to be installed this week.

The RAM is Labeled as PC100 128 MB and also PC100 64 MB
Plan is to install total of three 128 MB Dimms - 384MB total

THANK YOU WINDOWS 98 ROCKS =)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

jrs994,

Do you have any kind of documentation on the computer or the motherboard ??
What is the make and model number of the computer ??

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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It Is a Video Memory chip!

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jrs994
Posts: 22

Hello It is a Compaq Computer - Model and make of the board i will check on it is in a different building.

If it is Video Ram Chip will I be then limited to the ram i can add.

Thank you

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jrs994
Posts: 22

Compaq 5441 model and board is sis 5595 also
ThANK YOU

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

jrs994,

If we can find the specs on the Compaq, then that will answer all questions. Compaq's were always very proprietary so we will have to see.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

jrs994,
This is link to memory for Compaq 5441
http://www.memoryx.net/pc6-1421.html
(Lighthouse) will have to explain how Video works with these memory modules.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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