This weekend I upgraded my Dell XPS laptop from XP to Windows 7, and I also installed IE9 (which doesn't run on XP). I experience often rendering problems, like text not rendering at all, or rendering warped like this:
Do other users experience this too?
This is bad enough as it is, but my laptop often crashes with a BSoD, with a memory parity error. I have the distinct impression that this is also IE9 related. I've run MemTest86+ which didn't report any errors. Can one application cause memory errors when others don't? Can I tweak the memory settings to get rid of the BSoD?
weberik suggests the video RAM may be faulty. Is this possible if all other applications display correctly. Same for the driver; while I had to install a Vista driver (there don't seem to be Windows 7 drivers for the XPS M1710) it works well for other applications.
The pages display correctly in Firefox, and, BTW, also sometimes in IE9. I created a test page, just content, no styles, and it seems to behave, until I resize the window, and then the top or bottom half of complete phrases is cut off (shows as white). At least it doesn't seem to crash anymore. Printing works for the simple test page, but more complex pages print garbage; just the text itself, the layout is OK.
I call IE bugs. The pages are valid HTML and CSS, and show in another browser as designed, no problems there, not with fonts nor anything else.
While I can understand there could be problems with the rendering engine I can't explain the crashes. Could it be that IE9 tries to address non-existing memory? Memory requirements will be different between the simple test page and the rest of my site. My system has 2GB of RAM. (It used to have 2.5GB, but I removed the 512MB module, to be sure that that wasn't the culprit.)