Possibly a silly question!.Is it possible to have only half of a memory chip working. My computer as recently had an upgrade of harddrive,processor and new o/s XP Pro.When the computer was sent to the technician for the upgrading, it contained 2 banks of 256mb pc133[512mb] memory chips. When the computer was returned, it now shows only 380mb of ram present.Where as the 'lost' 128mb's gone?
The technician tell's me that it is possible, for a memory chip to partly fail,and work okay with the remaining good part of the memory. Is this possible?.
Thanks for the input.But I am still asking the same question. Is it possible for a memory chip to work,if part of the chip, as a failure. I would have thought that the chip would have broken down completely if a fault was evident.Bang that's it - total caput, nothing showing on the computer.256mb totally lost.Where as the 'lost'128m gone, in my case?.
It does seem 'coincidental' that exactly half of a chip is 'missing'. Does your chip have 8 banks of memory ? It may be that 1 side has gone. Your technician's quote seems to conflict with this click here
Things are looking clearer for me.I had a recent processor upgrade and it showed up as an 1800 AMD instead of a 2200, due to what I was told was a motherboard configuration error.Apparently new driver download is required [got to check make of mobo].If the processor and memory have 'lost' some values, then this is perhaps the problem. Thanks again for the leads.