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Old 12-27-2003, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy ACER VL66A motherboard problem

Hi Guys,

The 3rd problem i'm writing about is the following

I have found an AcerPower with an VL66A motherboard
It perfectly took a Pentium III 500 but it keeps saying
the following after installing a memory dimm


First it finds 192 MB good ram, and when the BIOS screen
is gone that above message appears, i tried the following:

Install other ram of diffrent speeds PC66/100/133
Install on another slot (there are 3 of them)
Tried CTRL-ALT-ESC to turn ECC of, but cant find it
I Also countined but every Windows version is shocking every
6 seconds.

What could be the solution, and not another mainboard.

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Old 12-27-2003, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why are you pressing ctrl-alt-esc? didn't you say it wanted only ESC to turn it off? i would press DEL at boot and go into your CMOS setup and see if you could find the memory settings to disable ECC.

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Old 12-27-2003, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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arent parity errors due to either the memory modules themselves being faulty or altogether non-compatible with the motherboard?
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