Hi, Im wondering what the possible cause of this error could be, it occurs whenever I am playing a game on the PC, it crashes to the desktop and displays "Memory could not be read/Written . I have tried a number of things to fix it, updating audio and video drivers, changing various graphics settings, altering page file, new fan installed, ram tests which found no problem, scan disk which found no problem, multiple patches and reinstalls, installing all window fixes/security and full scan with Ad-Aware Spybot AVG and Microsoft Anti Spyware which all found no problem and I dont know what to try next. Thanks
Abit VA-20 VIA KM400A AMD Athlon Xp 3200+ 1GB Ram Radeon 9800 Windows XP Home
I dont unfortunately plus Im only a novice so I dont really do any of that stuff so my options are limited I suppose, if it seems like its a video card problem I'll just have to take it into the shop thats why Im trying to troubleshoot here what people think it could be.
Does it only happen with one game, or several? There could be a bug in the game (if it's only one obviously!). If so try forums relating to the problem game.
Also, try running your RAM tester again, but use the "harshest" setting and leave running overnight (they can take ages).
I had an intermittent problem with just one memory location (I got your error message about two or three times a week using the computer 8-10 hours per day) and it showed up as OK for many scans; it took me weeks to find out what was going on!