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      05-16-2004
After successfully installing new memory cards three months ago the screen went blue with the message that there is a memory parity error. Parity is impossible since all cards are Dell issued for this Dell PC. Any suggestions?
 
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      05-16-2004
It doesn't matter if the memory all came from Dell. There could still be a
problem.

Download the Windows Memory Diagnostic from here:
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Run the program-- it creates a boot floppy (just insert a blank floppy
disk.)

Then boot up from the disk* and let it run through the tests. (It will keep
running until you press X-- let it go for a while, but generally you will
know your answer within 5-10 minutes.) If you see any failures, your RAM is
very likely to be defective and you should look into replacing it. The
errors you report can definetely be caused by this.


* You may need to go into your BIOS to allow you to boot from a floppy. The
exact way to do this depends on the motherboard, but generally you press
either DEL, F1, F2, ESC or CTRL-ALT-ESC during the bootup (before Windows
comes up) and then hunt through the menus to set the Boot Sequence so that
the floppy comes before the hard drive




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> After successfully installing new memory cards three months ago the screen

went blue with the message that there is a memory parity error. Parity is
impossible since all cards are Dell issued for this Dell PC. Any
suggestions?


 
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