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Hi, I Hope you can help me, by the way excuse my bad english, i am just a german :laughing:


So my Problem is, that i get freezes in every f * * k i n g situation, the monitorpicture freezes and i have to restart the PC. Even in Bios it sometimes freezes also in the startup.

I had 2 x256 Twinmos Twister RAM before i bought the 2x 512 MB Corsair Value Select PC 400 CL 2

I hoped to solve the problems with gettin RAM which is listed at the QVL List of ASUS...

I wrote a email to asus, they just said to me change the timings... but to which timings they missed to say me.

I am gettin crazy because i can play 3d Games, no freezes for hours and then while watching silly Pictures i get Freezes.

I hope you can help me.


My System: AMD 3000+ Winchester @ 2250 Mhz mit Zalman 7000B Cu, Asus A8V Deluxe Rev 2.00 Bios 1.009.004, MSI Geforce 5600 TD 128 MB, 2x 512 MB Corsair Value Select PC 3200 CL 2,5-3-3-8,

Tagan 480W, Seagate 120MB ATA-100, Samsung Spinpoint 160GB SATA , LG DVDRAM actual Drivers installed also Via, Direct X and Detonator


Maybe i have the wrong RAM settings or tooo low Voltage for the RAM ( already 2,7 V, the VCore is 1,56 to 1,6)

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The RAM is new just bought it today, the Twinmos was alright, i had it running for over one year stable in my old system, might there be a problem with other components in my system? should i change the motherboard???

By the way, the Bios is the newest.

Thanks for Help RAM guy, i hope this wasnt an automated message :biggrin:

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lets guess that the ram is ok and the problems still occure while using setup defaults. what would be the next step? infact the ram is ok i tried 3 different rams until now... problem was still there.... :(:





Might there be a Problem with the Graphic Card?

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O.K. well there is not enough to know whats going on, so?

You tested both modules one up and did they pass http://www.memtest.org?

If they do then please try and install them in slots 2-4 and then go to bios setup and load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and set the timings manually as follows and see if the system will let you install windows.

CAS Latency CL=2.5

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 8

Row Precharge Time tRP 3

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 Enabled

Then test the system with http://www.memtest.org and make sure it's stable!

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hello Ram Guy, i am just checking it, memtest was founding not one lonely error, so the RAM is alright, i will check the system further on... but i think its a problem with the asus A8V and the Winchester CPU`s infact The Asus A8V was made for Clawhammer and Newcastle, I have read several postings which mentioned the same problem, freezings and so on... i think it might be a mem controller Problem... i ll never again buy a via controlled Motherboard :(:

If something changed i will let you know, but i think i will buy a new mainboard soon. Because i dont think that the Corsair RAM is the weak part in the row.

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Please make sure the modules are in slots 2-4 and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts. If that does not solve the problem, I would maybe try replacing the CPU before the MB, because the memory controller in in the CPU not the chipset with AMD64.
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