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Registered: ‎07-10-2011
Location: UK
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Thinkpad R60 - Memory Parity Error

Hi folks,

for the past 5 years my Thinkpad R60 has been totally reliable and I haven't had a single problem with it despite being used heavily pretty much every day.

However now I'm getting a blue screen with the following message:

"*** Hardware Malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

*** The System has Halted ***"

This usually happens when using firefox/word.

After searching the forums I've run memtest for a good 5-6 hours with no errors detected and I've also updated all of the drivers using "System Update" however the problem is still recurring.

Any suggestions or anything similar happen with any other lenovo laptops?

When i bought the laptop in 2006 i had an extra 512MB added, could this be part of the problem?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

Tech Specs:

Core Duo T2400(1.83GHz), 1GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 128MB ATI Radeon X1400

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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
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Re: Thinkpad R60 - Memory Parity Error

Does it happen when booted into something like an Ubuntu live environment?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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