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Asus P4P800 SE motherboard with VS512MB400 x 2 from a 1gig kit. Everything was working fine for the first 2 months or so then all of a sudden been getting reboots and program crashes. I've done everything suggested. Latest Bios, drivers, swapped sticks around trying different slots. With memory in slots 1&3 I get thousands of errors using memtestx86. With just 1 stick in slot 1, one was error free and the other had thousands of errors. So I think I have 1 bad stick. But can you tell me what my bios settings should be set too? Just to double check. I'm currently just using all default settings in the BIOS. Also my CPU is a P4 2.53mhz with 533 FSB.
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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;

VS1GBKIT400 or VS512MB400

Advanced/Jumper Free

AI over clocking: Manual

CPU Freq: 200

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.75 Volts

System performance: AUTO

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI (9200 or 9600) or NVIDIA (5200 or 5700) then 1.6 Volts suggested!*


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): 8T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

Memory Acceleration Mode: Auto

USB Legacy Support: Disabled

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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