Lunatick Posted December 23, 2004 Share Posted December 23, 2004 I'm on a Gigabyte GA-K8NSNXP-939 mainboard with an AMD Athlon64 3500+ CPU and the Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPT memory and i'm experiencing some stability issues when running my OS (Windows XP Pro SP2). I did a memtest using memtest86+ v1.40 and this were the results: module 1 in slot 1, module 2 in slot 2: Testrun 1: 342 errors in test #5 Testrun 2: 1 error in test #3 and 642 errors in test #5 module 1 in slot 3, module 2 in slot 4: Tested only once: 746 errors in test #5 and 2 errors in test #7 module 1 in slot 1 alone and module 2 in slot 1 alone gave me the same results: 0 faults in both times I tested both (so 4 testruns in total) module 1 in slot 1, module 2 in slot 3: Testrun 1: 0 errors Testrun 2: 0 errors module 1 in slot 4, module 2 in slot 3 Testrun 1: 0 errors Testrun 2: 0 erors module 1 in slot 2, module 2 in slot 1: tested only once: 0 errors The thing that surprised me is that i did not have any errors when i switched module 1 and 2 in dual channel mode, but it did drop in bandwith (in the first two tests it had 2400 MB/s, after i switched em to do the last tests it dropped 242 MB/s (~10%)) but while testing the modules alone in slot 1 they both had the same bandwith. Another thing that came up was that when the modules were in slot 1 and slot 3 it ran at 333Mhz in stead of 400 Mhz The error bits are mainly 00000200 and 00000100 and pop-up when test #5 is around 95% completion. I've got all the latest drivers, etc and the mainboard is 2-3 weeks old and already had it's latest bios version (=F6). I ran the tests on auto settings in bios (never changed anything there since i first wanted the system to be stable: so timings are set auto, voltage = 2.5, speed is set auto, etc) but changed the timings in memtest from the 2-4-2-5 it gave me automatically to 2-2-2-5. It also gave me errors when i ran it on 2-4-2-5. Does anyone has any idea of what the problem might be here? Memory, mainboard or CPU? BTW. SP2 and SP1 didn't matter with stability and although i have module 1 in slot 2 and module 2 in slot 1 now (since it gave 0 errors), my pc already crashed twice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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