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Possible Bad Ram (Requesting RMA)


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I am currently running TWINX1024-3200XLPT x2 in my Asus P4P800s Mother board. I purchased theese modules on 10/03/2004. They have been running Stable and well in my system up untill today as far as I can tell. Today Windows XP Pro decided to Blue screen on me, I was confused as this has never happend. I checked event viewer and Recived a error that suggested a memory problem, so I proceeded to run Microsofts Memory Tester on my modules, they failed every single test.


Ok I have also just ran memtest 86 as I see alot of people running that hear, it showed no errors but it froze up at 79% and 39% of the test it was running aprox 18:46 seconds into the test, I ran it 2 more times with Identical results. I should also add the rest of my system specs and more of a description of my problem


Besides the above mentioned memory I am running a P4 3.0 HT , Leadtek Geforce 6800 GT gpu, 2 10,000 rpm WD Raptor HD's in Raid 0. The computer now seems to BSOD whenever I play any form of Graphically intense game.

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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 TwinX512-3200XL

Advanced/Jumper Free

AI over clocking: Manual

CPU Freq: 200

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.75 Volts

System performance: Auto

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI (9200 or 9600) or NVIDIA (5200 or 5700) then 1.6 Volts suggested!*


Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

Performance Acceleration Mode: Auto

USB Legacy Support: Disabled

All other settings should be set to default settings!

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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Well I determined that the Ram slots on my motherboard were bad. So I ordered a new one. I was just wondering if any of the settings you mentioned in the above post could have caused my MB to go bad ? I would hate to order a new one only to have it fry in a couple of months ? I thought that this particular ram auto booted to the correct settings and I did not have to change anything? Also the new MB is a asus P4P800-E Deluxe if that matters on any of the settings you mentioned. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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