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I have recently bought a matched pair and seem to be having a couple of issues. I have run memtest and it came up with some errors in test 5.


Mobo:Asus K8V SE DX

CPU:AMD Athlon 64 3400+

Graphics: X800 XT PE


I also tried them in the following setup - all at stock



CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+

Graphics: Asus 9550


Again memtest threw up errors. However I did initially notice that memtest indicated that the RAM was running at 166mhz DDR 333 cas 2-2-2-6 - the bios settings were on auto and confirmed this? I changed the settings to manual and 200mhz DDR400 cas 2-2-2-5 and ran memtest. This again indicated errors in test 5.


These were bought at http://www.komplett.co.uk - do I need to RMA? Any advice would be gratefully recieved.


Kind Regards Daran

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thanks for your quick responses. Both motherboards are socket 754, again should there still be a need to losen memory? Would be disappointed to do so as these are recommended for use with either the Asus K8V SE Deluxe or GA K8NNXP.

Will try suggestion when I finish up at work tho... ;-)


Kindest Regards Daran

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Wired/RamGuy - changed RAS TO CAS DELAY and memtest was error free for a couple of passes. Then just tried upping the voltage from default (Asus K8VSEDX) and the RAS TO CAS DELAY back to 2 - again memetest ran error free for a couple of passes. The only other change I made was to use slots 2 and 3 instead of 1 and 2.


Is it likely to have been something as straight forward as wrong default v for the ram in bios? (Still a bit confused as to why memtest generated errors on a GA K8NNXP as well!?)


I am hoping everything is stable now and I appreciate your advice - why I never thought "boots and braces" I'll never know!! When I get the opp I will try them out on another system just for peace of mind.


Again thanks for the quick responses and advice - kindest Regards Daran

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The suggested voltage for this module would be 2.75 Volts, and 2.8 Volts would be suggested with the MB you have.

However, I have no problem replacing youe modules if you want to try that!


Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!

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