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I believe i have a bad stick of PC3200. I purchased a pair of Valueselect vs512mb400 from newegg and am running it in an Asus P4P800-E Delux motherboard with an Intel P4 3.2 on Windows XP Pro SP2. Originally it ran like a champ, but after a week or two i started getting random reboots and blue screens. I thought some software could be corrupt so i tried reinstalling windows, and i would get setupdd errors before setup would complete. I searched microsft on the error and it is a known issue with them and they said the error is caused by bad memory. I tested this answer by taking out one memory stick and windows installs fine. I then put the memory back in and windows will run, but i am back to the random reboots and bluescreens. If i take it out windows runs fine. I believe i need my memory replaced. Can I put this thread number on my RMA form?
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Please make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your MB and load Setup/optimized default settings, and try the following BIOS settings;

VS1GBKIT400 or VS512MB400

Advanced/Jumper Free

AI over clocking: Manual

CPU Freq: 200

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.75 Volts

System performance: Standard

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


Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

Performance Acceleration Mode: Enabled

USB Legacy Support: Disabled

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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