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2009-05-17 08:56:52
2009-05-17 08:56:52

This sounds like a problem with a piece of hardware (a cache memory chip), either on your motherboard, or on your hard drive's controller (a read-ahead buffering chip). Being hardware, you cannot ''fix it'', only replace the faulty chip. You can replace the cache memory chip if it's on your motherboard, though you'll have to: locate it, remove it, identify it, find a source, order a replacement chip, and reinstall the new chip without damaging it. Look for a shareware memory-testing utility, and run it on your computer. To test your hard drive, you might be able to download a trial version of SpinRite (, put it on a bootable floppy, and see what kind of errors it finds on your hard drive's electronics. If the problem's in the hard drive's controller's cache chip, you could attempt to back-up the drive, then send it back to the manufacturer for repair. Hopefully the warranty is still good. If you are not computer hardware-handy. you should take your computer into a computer repair shop and have them diagnose and fix it.


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because cache memory is costlier than main memory and physical size of cache memory also matters.ignoring the cost , if we use large cache memory, it will take larger physical mother board won't be able to accomodate it

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