Memory test failure? What's that?
July 28, 2007 5:28 PM Subscribe
Computingretardfilter: I've got a stubborn old desktop that I don't know what to do with. "Memory test failure", it tells me.
posted by saysthis to computers & internet (16 answers total)
It turns on ok, and the bootup goes until I get to the part where it does a power/model/speed check on all the hardware. It lists my processor type and speed just fine, then it says: "Memory check" and then sequences through every kilobyte of my 524 megabytes of RAM, then restarts, then tells me that I have no primary or secondary master, one primary slave, and no secondary slave. Then it says "Memory test fail" and stops the bootup.
Can someone explain what I should do with all this in granny language, or link me to something? I've opened up a desktop before and swapped a few cards, but never to fix one. Do I have to do something with F1 and DEL and all that?