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Windows 7: NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error ??


16 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate RC1
 
 
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error ??

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (retail version not Beta) on a Dell GX280 desktop. I have 2Gb of Ram and a 80Gb hard drive. 3.4Ghz Pentium CPU ( not dual core)
I keep getting BSOD's and the message on the screen is as follows.

Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***

I have run a memory test program with no failures.
I have reseated my memory cards, and swapped them.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


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16 Dec 2009   #2

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

seems plenty of dell pc's with this problem,these have been happening for 3 years here NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error -- System crash - Page 11 should have added notebooks and desktops among that bunch
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17 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate RC1
 
 
Update

I am still getting the NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error BSOD

I ran MemTest+ for 5 hours with no failures so I think my 2Gb RAM is OK.

The forums say it can be caused by an adapter driver problem. My problem is I don't know where to find a trace or dump that might be being created for these hardware malfunctions.

My questions:
1 Where is there a reliable source of drivers for Windows 7? I used to use DriverMax when my machine was running XP SP3 but I don't know if that is still good for Windows 7.

2. The machine will not stay running very long after a reset / shutdown & restart. There is no specific program causing these crashes.
How can I find out what dll might be causing these crashes ?
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17 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

try to get to event viewer in administative tools and see what that says.might give a clue hopefully.
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17 Dec 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psteege View Post
I am still getting the NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error BSOD

I ran MemTest+ for 5 hours with no failures so I think my 2Gb RAM is OK.

The forums say it can be caused by an adapter driver problem. My problem is I don't know where to find a trace or dump that might be being created for these hardware malfunctions.

My questions:
1 Where is there a reliable source of drivers for Windows 7? I used to use DriverMax when my machine was running XP SP3 but I don't know if that is still good for Windows 7.

2. The machine will not stay running very long after a reset / shutdown & restart. There is no specific program causing these crashes.
How can I find out what dll might be causing these crashes ?

Hi and welcome

can you use these instructions to find and upload the dmp file that was created when your comuter crashed. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html

Ken J+
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