s4d Posted November 21, 2004 Share Posted November 21, 2004 I purchased a Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 motherboard, Corsair TWINX 1024-3200LLPT and an AMD Athlon64 3500+ CPU about 2 months ago. I have had nothing bout problems with the system (and the company that I purchased it from). The first motherboard failed within a week, so off it went back to Scan Computers; Two weeks later (after a lot of e-mails and phone calls) another MB turned up. Ran it for about two weeks, during this time it was unstable; tried different O/S versions (I use Linux) same problems, lots of Ops!!! at different memory locations. So sent it back. Scan said there was no fault or compatibility issues it was Linux. After a lot's of e-mails and phone calls to Scan stating that it is not my O/S, it is a hardware or a compatibility issue. Their response was it is up to me to find and prove it, nice of them. Next thing it is returned with a new CPU as they had found a fault with the CPU. Put it all together and back to get an unstable system again. :(: After looking at the forums I have set the memory to this: Dim Voltage to +.2 Volts: CAS Latency CL=2.0 Row Cycle Time tRC Bios Default Row Refresh Cyc Time tRFC Bios Default Ras# to CAS# delay tRCD 3 Row to Row delay Bios Default Min Ras# Active Time tRAS 6 Row Precharge Time tRP 2 Write Recovery Time Bios Default Write to Read delay Bios Default Read to Write Delay Bios Default Refresh Period tREF Bios Default Enable 2T Timing Disabled I have noticed that it is only stable when not in “Dual Channel” mode. With the DIMMS in slots 1 & 3 prime95 had been running for 2 days. In slots 1 & 2 fails prime95 straight away. Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer. Please read stress.txt. Hit ^C to end this test. Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length. FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4 Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file. Torture Test ran 1 minutes - 1 errors, 0 warnings. In slots 3 & 4 the system will panic on the way up. but memtest86 runs fine in what ever slots I put the memory in. Now the rambling is done. Did I purchase the right memory? Could this be a memory / compatibility problem or is it another buggered MB? As the MB is the cheapest of the 3 components what other 939 motherboards work with this memory as I think that Scan will not change it again and I will have to purchase another one. :mad: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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