View Full Version : Memory cannot be read/written

26-11-2003, 10:26 AM
I am running winxp prof sp1 on an amd 2ooo with 1gb ram.
Many applications are aborting with a message that memory referenced at a particular location cannot be either read or written.
This often occurs when the program is closing, which is not such a problem as no harm seems to be done, however it is also happening when some programs try to load, such as Ulead visual studio 7, or whilst I am rendering video.
What is the problem??

26-11-2003, 10:33 AM
this sounds like bad RAM

how long has this been happening?
how old is the system?

26-11-2003, 10:41 AM
the ram is brand new. the problem existed with the old ram.
the system is 1 year old.

Graham L
26-11-2003, 12:55 PM
Try, temporarily, slowing down the memory. If the problem goes away, the the problem will be that the memory is "nearly" fast enough. If it doesn't there could be a bad area/location. Does it consistently report the same address?

26-11-2003, 03:56 PM
no the addresses vary considerably.
I will try slowing down and let you know.

01-12-2003, 09:17 AM
tried your suggestion to no avail.
reformatted hard drive & reloaded xp
problem solved !!!
Thankyou for your assistance