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neumannu47
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Registered: ‎06-28-2008
Location: Raleigh / RTP
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Memory Parity Error

My 8143-28U is running Windows XP. There are two matching 1GB sticks of Crucial memory installed. When I shutdown the computer, I get the following blue screen error:

 

 

*** Hardware malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

*** The system has halted ***

 

 

The computer does not exhibit any other issues when running. The memory is relatively new, and it passes POST and memtest86 with no issues.

 

This problem first occured when I had a third stick 1GB of memory that was not the same as the two Crucial sticks. When I removed the mismatched stick, the problem went away.

 

Where do I look for a solution?

 

 

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Message 2 of 7

Re: Memory Parity Error

so this problem is occurring in all slots?
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
neumannu47
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Re: Memory Parity Error

I have not tried moving the memory to other slots. Is that your recommendation?

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: Memory Parity Error

yes please do try the other slots and see what happens.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
neumannu47
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Re: Memory Parity Error

Are there any restrictions as to which slots can be used? Can I just pick the other two? In the old days, it mattered.

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: Memory Parity Error

no limits that i know of.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
neumannu47
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Message 7 of 7

Re: Memory Parity Error

I moved the two memory modules to the other two sockets. So far no problem, although I have only powered the machine down once or twice. It could take a while to get a definitive answer.

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