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Hey, making a post here b/c I need a post ID for an RMA. Tried the stick on 2 mother boards, both gave same problem. BIOS settings were corrects and default. Both motherboards were new, out of the box. (ASUS) Subsituted another corsair value select memory stick in its place, and system worked beautifully. Thanks.
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Can you tell me the exact model# of your memory module and the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me if you have the latest BIOS installed on your system and the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Module#- VS512MB400C3 Lot 0434100-0


Boards were both ASUS A7N8X-Vm/400


I've since shipped the system back to the client with a new stick of ram, same module type as above. BIOS settings im unaware of exact numbers, but the ASUS boards should auto-config the memory. Processor was AMD 2600 XP. BIOS were flashed to ASUS current revision of the board. No performance settings/overclocking/etc were changed, everything was set as auto-config, brand new out of the box. Replaced memory with same brand and model and computer worked beautifully.

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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;


CPU Freq: 166 MHz (333 FSB)

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Resulting Frequency: 166 MHz (333 FSB)

Memory Timing: User Define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 3T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 4T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 4T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8T

DDR Reference Voltage: 2.7 Volts

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI (9200 or 9600) or NVIDIA (5200 or 5700) then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

All other settings are motherboards defaults

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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