TKarrade Posted November 17, 2004 Share Posted November 17, 2004 I am having some system stability problems and need some help in identifying if the issue is related to a bad stick of memory or not. I'm running a fresh install of Win XP service pack 2, along with the following system specs. Athlon 64 3500+ MSI Neo2 Platinum socket 939 motherboard. (bios 1.2) 2 x 512mb matched pair of TwinX 3200C2PT ram. (2-3-3-6 T1) When using default motherboard settings it would set the timings to 3-3-3-8 T2 which caused numerous stability problems. After running MemTest86 (http://www.memtest86.com/) at those timings it displayed one memory address per test that would fail. After manually setting the motherboard to 2.5-3-3-6 T1 (for AMD) I can run multiple memory tests on MemTest86 without a single failure... however I still have stability problems. - Windows errors on startup. Description : "Windows has recovered from a serious error." - Internet explorer crashes. - Game crashes to desktop with windows errors. - Random sytem reboots (followed by "Windows has recovered from a serious error" on startup) These issues seem to occur more often under heavy load, however they can occur at any time even if no processes are running. I have ruled out harddrive errors by this point, but I am unsure if my tests ruled out a bad memory stick. Stability DID improve when setting the correct timings, but random system reboots once an hour aren't a whole lot better than every 10 minutes. Any help would be appreciated in diagnosing the problem. I do know that there is a new motherboard bios revision out (1.3) but flashing the bios is usually a last resort. -TK Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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