BarCodeBlack Posted October 26, 2004 Share Posted October 26, 2004 Dear RAM guy, I believe I may have faulty module and would like to run my findings past you before requesting an RMA. Firstly, the important system specs: Memory: (2 x 256Mb) CMX256A-3200LLPT Motherboard: Intel D865PERL Processor: Intel P2.8 Prescott (800Mhz) My initial problems arose when I first built the machine around 4 weeks ago, when I was unable to get the machine to boot using the two modules in dual-channel mode. After a few hours of head scratching and a few more hours reading your recommendations on this forum I prevailed in finding a solution. All that was required was a motherboard BIOS upgrade to version P19 (the latest available) and ensuring the BIOS settings were set to default. Following these changes the system succesfully booted and has passed numerous checks with memtest+ and memtest86 diagonostic applications. At one point the machine completed almost 48 hours of testing with the above mentioned applications. Maybe a little over the top, but better to be safe than sorry. :biggrin: The machine since has worked perfectly without error (around 3 weeks) up until two days ago when the machine crashed and refused to boot with both modules installed. I have tried booting with only one of the modules in place and has worked fine, when swapped with the remaining module, no go. The machine simple refuses to boot, though all devices power up, no information is displayed in screen and no access to the BIOS is permitted. Following all the resources available on this forum, I believe I've exhausted all the possibilities of resolving this issue without resorting to an RMA. If I may have overlooked anything please feel free to share. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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