What is Error 164


hello what i need to know is that a friends computer has 64 memory and i tried to add another64 chip memory sdram pc100 both chips it came up on screen as memory error164 can you think of something that i can do when i install my 64 chip system is ok when i try to add her original chip plus mine error message appears

thank you


This question was answered on July 23, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


From the research I did i found most systems will automatically recognize the memory upon bootup Some machines may require you to run setup (i.e : Error 164) To do this follow the steps below:

Upon bootup your system will prompt you with a memory size mismatch error, or an invalid configuration error message to run your system’s CMOS setup

Step 1 - Select the option that lets you enter your CMOS setup (Usually F10 or DEL key)

Step 2 - Once you are in setup, you must save the settings your machine will automatically input for you by choosing either the Save Settings and Exit, or Write To CMOS options before exiting.

Step 3 - Once the settings have been saved, your machine will reboot with the new configuration.

If this does not workgo back to step 1 and choose "Load Setup Defaults Option" That should do the trick On a last note make sure the memory is also seated in properly.

I hope this has helped you

Good luck

- stanley alexander

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 23, 2003