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a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) error

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) error

The computer is suddenly falling down once or twice in a week. There is always in Event Viewer the following message from cpgasm (Event ID 4209):

"The Compaq System Management Driver has detected that the system encountered a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) prior to this boot. The NMI source was: Uncorrectable memory error, socket 3."

I have updated the System Rompaq Firmware version to 4.07A 14.3.2001. That didn't help.

Is there some problem in hardware?

The server is serving as a MS Terminal Server.
4 REPLIES
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) error

Try moving the memory around and see if the error follows the memory.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) error

We actually had the memory replaced and it did it one more time, and now it hasn't done it since.
Doug Wogan
Regular Advisor

Re: a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) error

I'm getting the same error on a DL360G1. Any fix?
ernst limbrunner
Trusted Contributor

Re: a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) error

hi

this error usually occurs only if you have bad memory
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replace the dimm
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in very rare cases the reason is a problem with the memory controller (north bridge / chipset). in this case the systemboard (300 series) or memory board (500 series) must be replaced.

best regards
ernesto