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Memory Parity Error

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#1 SirRoberts


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:52 AM

I put my desktop to sleep last night. When I woke up the PC I got the following blue screen
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / memory parity Error
*** The system has halted ***
So I powered the PC off, than back on, the PC got to the Windows initial boot-up screen (without any motherboard warning "beeps") than the memory error screen shows up again.
My first thought (of course) is that one of the memory modules is bad. 
Trouble shooting
1) Removed and re-seated all four memory sticks (modules) in the same slots. No good.
2) Moved the sticks to different slots. No good.
3) Tried just two of the memory sticks at a time. No good.
4) Checked Bios and I could not find any memory issues there.
5) Removed and re-seated network card, video card, and sound. No good.
In the past I have had issues with the memory, however those issues were corrected after I pulled and re-seated the memory. With regards to those errors I did get the motherboard warning "beeps".
1) If the memory was bad wouldn't the Bios indicate an issue?
2) If the memory was bad would it still be able to boot-up to the Windows screen?
Any assistance would be appreciated.

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#2 Teddy1


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:36 PM

Try removing your video card and using the onboard video. It might be the video card memory.

#3 rqt


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:39 PM

1) If the memory was bad wouldn't the Bios indicate an issue?"
No - it's possible I suppose - but I've never seen a memory problem indicated by the BIOS - apart from total memory failure where the BIOS does not even see the memory stick(s) in question
"2) If the memory was bad would it still be able to boot-up to the Windows screen?"
Yes - it can be possible to boot a PC into Windows & run it for a while before a memory fault causes a terminal error.
You need to get something like Memtest86+ & use it test all your RAM sticks & motherboard RAM slots individually to try & locate the problem.

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:35 PM

Memtest86+ Guide-How To's - Overclockers Forums - http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409152



#5 SirRoberts

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:56 PM

Thank you for you reply.  Your the first one out of 5 other forums that answered my questions.

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