mjernigan Posted December 23, 2004 Share Posted December 23, 2004 SYSTEM INFO: SurePower 550W Power Supply MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum AMD Athlon 64 3500 90nm 939 Thermaltake (A1772) Heatsink and fan CORSAIR 1GB (2x512) TWINX1024-3200XLPT 2-2-2-5 PROBLEMS: I have been troubleshooting (random bsod / restarts, irq less than, etc) my new system, and THINK I have it narrowed down to one memory module. TESTING / SETUP: I have the latest 1.4 Bios from: http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=607&kind=1 I have the bios set to 2.75V and the other memory settings set to AUTO. When booting.. it shows 2-2-2-5 1T I decided to run memtest86 and memtest86+ on the memory. http://www.memtest86.com/ - ver. 3.2 http://www.memtest.org/ - ver 1.40 I tested the memory together in the green slot 1 and purple slot 2 – got about 75 errors I tested each module separately in green slot 1 and green slot 3 and one of the modules has errors in Test 4, 5, 6…etc. the other module has run through the test 3 loops with NO problems. Yes…. I have read other post about the motherboard/cpu not liking 2-2-2-5, however my one chip works fine at that speed (which is good – that’s why I bought it). Keep in mind that since I removed the suspected module I have not had any problems with my system at all. MY QUESTIONS: Would I have to send back both modules or could I keep the one that I know is good? Could the good chip actually be bad once running in dual channel mode? (sorry for lack of knowledge in that area) Also, is it possible to get an advanced RMA (i.e.… I will buy a new pair up front, so that I have a computer)? The retailer I purchased the memory from does not allow refunds of memory… so no adv rma :(: Also, if you can think of other reasons why the one chip is testing bad… let me know…. and let me know what I should do to test it. Thanks, MJ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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