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{SOLVED} memory parity error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nstheza, Apr 27, 2000.

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  1. nstheza

    nstheza Thread Starter

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    I have built my own computer, briefly:
    Pentium450
    ASUS motherboard
    256mb 168 pin 100mhz dimms
    CD,13g harddrive, modem, sound, video(rage)
    Computer went together well, runs well except when I start MSPublisher I get a blue screen: System Halt, memory parity error. The memory counts ok at the start, everything else works. I need the MSPub program. Any clue (before I take stuff back)
     
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    ran the program, no errors reported, but did not test the parity or at least it did not indicate this. Could this be an error with virtual memory, a software error, wait states (which I did change with no result).
    I have even tried each memory card alone in each slot booting each time with the same system halt starting MSPublisher. Could it be a motherboard problem?
     
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    It worked. It was the out of date ATI rage 128 XPERT 128 driver. Went to ATI, downloaded the new driver (which required DirectX 7.0 from Microsoft). Got DirectX 7.0a from Microsoft. Loaded DirectX7.0a and then the new ATI driver. Works like a charm. Thanks alot.
     
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