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DDRAM 1GB TWINX1024-3200C2PT COR RT

 

Hello. I am coming to you today for some help. I purchased the above mentioned RAM 8/2/2004 from New Egg. Recently, I began playing a new game. Apparently my older games weren't using up all of my memory because I had never experienced any crashing until I started playing World of Warcraft. I am no computer expert, but from a friend's advice, I removed one stick of my TwinX ram and the game had not crashed again. After a few days of playing with only one 512 stick of ram, and a new patch, I decided to try again with both. Again, same crashing result. I believe this means that one of my sticks is bad. Am I mistaken?

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DDRAM 1GB TWINX1024-3200C2PT COR RT

 

Hello. I am coming to you today for some help. I purchased the above mentioned RAM 8/2/2004 from New Egg. Recently, I began playing a new game. Apparently my older games weren't using up all of my memory because I had never experienced any crashing until I started playing World of Warcraft. I am no computer expert, but from a friend's advice, I removed one stick of my TwinX ram and the game had not crashed again. After a few days of playing with only one 512 stick of ram, and a new patch, I decided to try again with both. Again, same crashing result. I believe this means that one of my sticks is bad. Am I mistaken?

 

I wouldn't jump to a conclusion about bad RAM using WoW as a test. I know their forums suggest bad RAM if you can play with one stick instead of 2 but that's not always the case. In more cases than not, the RAM is not bad and their code is. I have a machine that passes every test known to man but WoW crashes every so often on it while no other game crashes. I suggest you check WoW Tech Forums and see if the exact error you are getting is listed with a possible solution. I'd also test your RAM with MemTest86+ overnight to see if it passes.

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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?

I have an AMD Athlon 64 Processor .. 2800+ which is 1.81 GHz.

Motherboard is MB GIGABYTE GA-K8NS PRO RET.

 

NewEgg says:

Supported CPU: AMD Athlon64 Processors(1600MHz System Bus)

Chipset: NVIDIA nForce3 250

RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB

IDE: 2x ATA 133 by chipset, 2x ATA 133 w/ RAID0/1/0+1 JBOD by GigaRAID IT8212 up to 8 Devices

Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI

Ports: 2xPS/2,1xLPT,2xCOM,1xLAN,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),Audio Ports

Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC850 8-Channel Codec

Onboard LAN: Marvell 8001 Gigabit Ethernet

Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x SATA by chipset, RAID 0/1 JBOD; 2x SATA by Sil3512, RAID 0/1

Onboard 1394: T.I. controller, 3 Ports

Form Factor: ATX

 

Not exactly sure what you mean for Bios.. but I don't have any overclocking or anything going on. Just put the parts together and have been happy until this. :sigh!:

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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 TwinX512-3200C2

Advanced Chipset Features (Ctrl + F1)

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

SDRAM Bank Interleave: 4/Auto/Enabled

SDRAM Command Rate: 1T

Frequency Voltage Control

CPU Freq: 200

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts (+.2)

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI 9200 or 9600 then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

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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