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Hardware Malfunction

by snowboardr / August 16, 2004 1:20 PM PDT

These forums are awsome. Im just gunna use them everytime I have a problem. Oh well... onto the question.
I get a Hardware Malfunction Memory Parity or something close to that when I play Tribes 1. This mean I need new ram or is there an easy fix. I dont have $70 for new ram. I have a 128MB stick which i got the same error before and then i bought a 256MB stick afterwards and still got the problem. Would taking out the 128 work to keep my game running.
Note: This only happens with Tribes 1. All my other games: America's Army (which i figured out the problem to the last post), BF1942, CS, and a bunch of others dont have this problem.

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Re: Hardware Malfunction
by frankzxcv / August 16, 2004 1:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Hardware Malfunction

welcome to the forum . you need to provide more info about your system. --fj

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Re: Hardware Malfunction
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 9:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Hardware Malfunction

Try this. Remove the case cover and point a fan at the machine. Better? Same?


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video card?
by reefurbb / August 17, 2004 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Hardware Malfunction

It's sometimes difficult to find all the system requirements for a game. Error popups aren't too smart.
A fatter video card is as costly as added ram. Put both 128 and 256 in. You may have an option in bios (onboard video and some AGP cards) to use more ram for video.

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Re: video card?
by snowboardr / August 17, 2004 3:13 AM PDT
In reply to: video card?

Sry. I forgot the info.
-AMD Athlon 700 something 1GHz (cant remember)
-384MB RAM (1 128 and 1 256)
-GeForce 5900XT (i know its the striped down version Sad At least it works better than an old TNT2)
-No built in graphics, sound, or internet on the motherboard
-DVD-Rom and CD-RW
And because im Obsessive Compulsive...
-4 usb ports
-1 paralle port (sry. cant spell)
-2 firewire ports
-1 A Drive
-A ps/2 port
-keyboard and mouse connects
-and for some od reason... The power cable hole thing.

I hope i didnt miss anything.

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