Re: [Q] 16 MB hole problem?

James W. Laferriere (
Sun, 1 Dec 1996 21:33:42 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 1 Dec 1996, Mauro Condarelli wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am experiencing problems since i upgraded from 16MB to
> 32MB.
> I get "strange & mixed" problems (exception 11 from gcc,
> unable to open file or corrupted file) as soon i see the "used
> memory" go over 16 MB.
> The cure seems to be to remove the additional 16MB.
> I don't think I have a faulty simm, since both banks work OK, if
> alone.
> I seem to recall that there was something about a hole around 16MB to
> be left for use by controllers (SVGA???), but I am unable to find the
> relevant information anny more.
> My system is a Pentium166, PCI VGA S3Trio64V+, SoundBlaster16,
> Cardinal Modem Internal and the usual on-board peripherals.
> I would really appreciate any pointer to pertinent docs.

Just a possibility are the contatcts on the original simms
tin (ie: silver looking) ?

Are the contacts on new set gold ?

If they are differant I have (personally) seen these not
work together. If this is not the case, hands high in
the air & deep shrug..

Anybody else may be the cause, Of both Mauro's troubles
& mine ?

Tia, JimL
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