zero1578 Posted December 1, 2004 Share Posted December 1, 2004 I am hoping you will be able to help, I read every single post in this forum hoping for a solution but I have yet to come across one. Heres my system: p4 3.2e MSI PT880 Motherboard BGFTech 6800 GT OC Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum 250gb SATA Hitachi drive on SATA1 80gb WD on IDE 1 DVD ROM on IDE 2 I have a 420w PSU as well. 512MB Corsair XMS Ultra Performance CMX512-3200 400mhz On the sticker on the mem it says 3200v4.1 (?) (512OCZ EB Platinum 3200 added after the memtest LRAND failed, so can include that as my final setup as well). All of these Items are BRAND NEW purchased together individually and put together by me. The machine runs FLAWLESS, that is until I got a new game and it started dying all over itself. Finally someone recommends I run a Memtest from Memtest86, which I do, and it passes a few tests, then gets to the LRAND test and THOUSANDS of errors. (I stopped it at 1500+ to go get new mem):( Ok so I take the memory out thinking its bad, go to the store and pick up 512MB of OCZ EB Platinum 3200 400mhz. I put that in, and apparently the same issue. Ok so I put both sticks in and run tests. I put both sticks in 1 and 3 and run tests. Always the same, pass every test EXCEPT LRAND. Switched to Microsoft Memtest and pass all except LRAND, not nearly as many errors detected though with the MS memtest as Memtest86. Heres my question: I need to know if my memory will work in my board. I "THINK" I am on latest bios version but I will have my friend at home check for me and Ill update this today to be sure. I am great with hardware and setting things up but I dont know jack about memory timing and settings and voltages etc. I dont care about overclocking and dont have any intention to do so. All I want is for the memory to pass the tests error free and I want to avoid going through requesting a new stick at all costs. What should / can I do to get these sticks working, hopefully together? What voltage should I use? What are the DRAM settings I need to use, manual or spd auto, and if manual can you list them with the full description because 2-3-4-3 or whatever means nothing to me. :) Also when I leave stuff to Auto I notice that the OCZ tends to pick up as 2.5 CAS while when I have the Corsair in, with or without the OCZ it picks up as 3 CAS. (Whatever CAS is?) I tried the recommended timings (at least I thought) for both sticks but I am probably doing it wrong. The bios has a LOT of options where you can control just about every aspect of the speed and voltage of everything. I dont know what to set and its very confusing. These are both brand new, one days old and its failing the LRAND test, so I am hoping and praying its a setting in the bios that magically clears it up. If you are unfamiliar with the PT800 http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=527 If you are unfamiliar with OCZ which I doubt :) http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_el_ddr_pc_3200_platinum I have this stick but mine says EB not EL. I dont know if they changed their line or what. Anyways I noticed you post a lot of ' Get latest bios, set default settings, then set these XXXXX'. If you want to provide me with that same response, only tailored to my hardware Im more than happy to try it. Again the last thing I want to have to do is send stuff back and try/wait for a replacement, especially when the mem probably isnt bad. You guys know the answers, Im almost positive. Thanks for providing a great place for information and service. Please help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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