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memory parity error w/ new modem..

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shaxx, Feb 26, 2002.

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  1. shaxx

    shaxx Thread Starter

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    ok.. i disabled my old 14.4 modem in windows and when i put in my new 56k and start up, it says "memory parity error: system halted" please help..
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi shaxx

    Try reseating your memory dimms. You may have bumped them loose when you were installing your modem. If that doesn't help try removing the new modem card and see if you can boot up ok. You have removed the old modem card right?
     
  3. shaxx

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    yeah.. when i take it out, it boots up fine.. and yes i have taken out the old modem.. but i left the old ethernet card in.. that should'nt affect it should it? oh and i know it's not the memory chips themselves.. it's just my modem.. i think.. :p
     
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    Well its possible that the modem is using a different memory area and that you have a bad Dimm but its more likely that something is wrong with the new modem. Especially since the old modem works ok. I would take the new modem back and try a different brand.
     
  5. shaxx

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    hhmm i think i have a bad dimm.. i dunno.. i have 4 dimms.. each of them are 16 mb.. when i put 2 of them in.. it says i have 32 MB.. but when i put 3 in.. it says i have 32... and if i put all 4 of them in.. it says 64.. the thing is.. i had 32.. then i went and got 2 more dimms out of one of my old computers and put them in there..so i know the first two work.. but no matter what.. the amount of ram won't change unless i put in both of the new ones.. but that still doesn't affect the old modem..
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    It sounds like your memory needs to be installed in pairs.

    Have you tried placing the modem in a different slot?
     
  7. shaxx

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    hhmm well i have two different kinds of dimms.. (different brands i think) i can tell you more on it later.. but i do have them paired up in the banks.. and no i haven't tried putting the modem in a different slot.. i'm gonna try that..
     
  8. shaxx

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    ok well here's an update:

    i took out the ethernet adapter that i had in and i put the 56k modem in its slot.. and the computer started up just fine.. and installed the modem perfectly.. i was real tired and didn't get to test it out.. but i don't get the error anymore... (althought i haven't restarted the computer since it installed for fear of getting that message again..)
     
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    Well, you may as well restart it......
     
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