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Ever since I've had this ram, I've noticed every now and then games would crash out. Attributing this to faulty drivers and other issues, i would just reboot and move on. However, with the release of high memory draining games like HL2, It happens so often its something i have to deal with now.


In Half Life 2, whenever the game crashes out, it gives an error something like "cannot access data at memory location 0x??????34" I cannot remember the exact number however it is ALWAYS the same. Could this address reference a corrupt cell on the ram stick?


These crashes are sometimes recoverable, and sometimes require a full reboot of my Windows XP pro OS. (sp2) however, I would like to re-iterate, this problem has been with me since i built this setup 2 years ago. I doubt it to be software related.


Ram: TwinX1024-3200LL match pair and is being used in a dual channel configuration.


system: Asus A7n8x-Delux w/AMD 2600+xp processor - ati 9500 pro / SB audigy

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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;

TwinX1024 or TwinX512-3200LL

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: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

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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