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k8smum
26-11-2007, 07:11 PM
Hi
We're having problems with “new” (secondhand) PC. It's shutting down at random and displaying error msg:

NMI:Parity Check/Memory Parity error

Manual says memory modules (there are two 1GB memory sticks) should be installed in memory module connectors 1 and 2 which are in separate pairs of connectors. However, the two mem sticks are installed side-by-side in connectors 1 and 3. Is this likely cause of the error? Thanks.

wainuitech
26-11-2007, 07:18 PM
One problem can be hardware failure See this article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315223) Also read This Forum (http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showtopic=2437) Post #3.

Download memtest from my sig, unzip it and burn the ISO to a CD, ( image burner in my sig also if needed) Boot from the CD & run a memory test - and work through the form post above in the second link.

drcspy
26-11-2007, 07:40 PM
Manual says memory modules (there are two 1GB memory sticks) should be installed in memory module connectors 1 and 2 which are in separate pairs of connectors. However, the two mem sticks are installed side-by-side in connectors 1 and 3


errrrrrrrrr........it usually pays to do what the manual says !