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abit av8 and TwinX1024-3200XL problem


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I experience a similar problem on my PC. I installed my brand new TWINX1024-3200XLPRO on my abit av8 and troubles immdeiately started.

When I turn my machine on, I have shutdowns before OS is loaded (90% of times) or all a variety of unknown errors those few times the OS manages to start until I get, after few secs, the dreaded blue screen for an instant before pc shuts down.

I removed the Corsair's and put on unbranded low cost sticks and everything got back to normality again, so I guess it could be a problem of finding the exact balance but i haven't managed to find it so far and I don't know what to do. :mad:

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Please put the memory module on slot 1 & 3; make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your MB, and set the following settings on your BIOS;

TwinX512 or TwinX1024-3200XL

Guru Utility

CPU Operating Speed: Manual

External Clock: 200/66/33

AGP Ratio (CPU/AGP/PCI): 6:2:1

Voltage Control: User Define

DDR Voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI 9200 or 9600 then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

Advanced Chipset/DRAM Configuration:

DRAM Timing: User Define

Memclock Value:400MHz

Command Rate: 2T

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

All other settings should be set to default settings!

Then please test them one at a time with http://www.memtest.org and let’s make sure it's not some other issue! I would run the test for at least 2-3 passes to be sure!

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Thank u for ur prompt reply....

i did as u suggested, but the crash persisted...

only solution i've found so far (but it's not a solution at all) is to make the sticks run as they were DDR 333. At this point any - ANY - suggestion would be sincerely appreciated and blessed.

Thank u...


my current config is

Athlon 64 3800

abit a8v

fx 5700

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I don't know how or why, but suddenly everything works fine, no more crashes or blue screens... it sounds like xfile.:confused:

I'm going to play some tests just to stress my system and see if problems reapper.

Thank you again for your suggestions.

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