zitstif Posted November 16, 2004 Share Posted November 16, 2004 on my AMD machine i just reinstalled windows not too long ago.. as a matter of fact like a few days ago.. and i started noticing something odd.. if i left the system idle for about 2 hours the system would totally freeze on me.. then some one suggested to do a memory test with memtest.. which i did and it came up with one error.. now here's the part that makes me question this... I can run 3dmark05 for a coulpe of hours looping no problem.. and battlefield 1942 for a couple of hours with no problems... and my current screen saver is an avast one (when the system goes idle the avast scanner goes on as part of the screen saver.. and it begins scanning and as long as my system isn't idle i don't have the lock up problem... What do you think i should do? do you think i should dish out the 150 for another stick of ram to replace the "bad" one? or should i try to keep the system non idle? (so to speak lol) One other thing I noticed is when i turned the CAS latency to 2.5 in bios Memtest took longer to find an error... System specs: Asus A8V deluxe wifi rev 1.02 (newest bios.. 10008 orwhatever it is) temp 23C CPU: AMD 64 3500+ 939 pin 130 nm Idle temp = 37-38C @ 2.4 Ghz two sticks of CMX512-3200(XL) in dual channel mode populated in the first blue slot and the second in the next blue slot over FSB: 218MHz Operating system Windows XP pro current timings of RAM: CAS # Latency: 2.5 RAS to CAS delay: 3 clocks RAS precharge: 2 clocks Cycle time: 5 clocks Bank Cycle time: 11 clocks DRAM Idle timer: 16 clocks and Btw .. in bios i left all of those options auto besides the Cas latency which i put at 2.5.. 2.5 seemd to be less problematic. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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