MisterKing Posted November 7, 2004 Share Posted November 7, 2004 Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, Bios 1012 AMD Athlon XP 3200+, no overclocking Corsair TWINX-512 3200LLPT, 2x256MB - Blue slots on Mobo Antec Sonata Case, 350W PS 3x IDE HD, 1x IDE DVD+RW Win2K SP4, IE6 SP1 Most recent NVIDIA motherboard drivers installed. -- I'm having problems very similar to those documented by others here in this forum with the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard. Frequent reboots, accompanied by either a KMODE type stop in W2K, or more often just a "save dump" and automatic reboot. I know the Asus board is finicky about memory, so I was careful to purchase fast, reliable Corsair memory that is listed as compatible. Even then, I'm having these problems. At the recommendation of folks in this forum (from posts I've read), I've done the following: 1a.) Re-seated all cards/equipment on the mobo, with RAM in the blue slots. 1b.) Powered the computer off, removed the battery, placed the FSB jumper on pins 2-3 furthest away from the CPU, dumped the BIOS settings with the pins near the battery, replaced this pin back to its default, replaced the battery 2.) Powered the computer on and loaded up BIOS defaults, saved, reboot. 3.) Powered the computer on, loaded up the BIOS with the following settings: CPU External Freq. (Mhz) - (200Mhz) CPU Frequency Multiple Setting - (Menu) CPU Frequency Multiple - (11.0x) System Performance - (User Defined) CPU Interface - (Optimal) [Greyed Out] Memory Frequency - (100%) Memory Timings - (User Defined) SDRAM Active Precharge Delay - (6) SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay - (3) SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay - (3) SDRAM CAS Latency - (2.5T) FSB Spread Spectrum - (0.50%) AGP Spread Spectrum - (Disabled) CPU Vcore Setting - (Menu) CPU Vcore - (1.650V) Graphics Aperture Size - (128MB) AGP Frequency - (Auto) System BIOS Cacheable - (Disabled) Video RAM Cacheable - (Disabled) DDR Reference Voltage - (2.7V) AGP VDDQ Voltage - (1.5V) AGP 8x Support - (Enabled) AGP Fast Write Capability - (Enabled) I should note that I've tried the Precharge delay at 7, and that hasn't helped either. The TWINX-512 3200LLPT should be able to run much faster than 6-3-3-2.5, but I'll settle for this if it means no reboots. Sadly, even that isn't working out. I ran memtest86 for ~3hrs with one setting (forget which, but more aggressive than what I have above), and had no errors with all tests. My question for you folks is: What on earth do I do now? As I see it my options are: 1.) Run memtest for ~10 hours to try to uncover errors 2.) Change bios/jumper settings 3.) Install drivers that might fix this 4.) Swap out the memory? Or try one stick at a time? Thanks in advance for your help! -Kevin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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