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Asus A8V Deluxe and 2x512MB Corsair Value Select


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I just put together my system last night and have been running into a few problems that I believe are RAM related. Here are my specs


A8V Deluxe

AMD 64 3400+ 939 Pin

Maxpower 350 Watt PSU

2x512 MB Corsair Value Select Model # VS1GBKIT400

Geforce Ti4200 AGP 8X

WD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache

XP Pro SP2


The system runs good and recognized the RAM immdiately.

I updated the BIOS to v1009.

I set the RAM to 2.5 CAS, but then switched back to AUTO after I had problems.

The problem is while doing tasks, mostly gaming but not solely, I crash completely and my PC restarts.

I ran memtest with both sticks in and it crashed at 180%, but didn't give any errors before that. I had the RAM in slots 1 and 3, the blue slots recommended by the MB. The MB recognized it as dual channel.

I removed one stick and ran memtest to 300%. I switched it to the other stick and ran the same test without error.


I am thinking of RMA the sticks to newegg, but wanted to troubleshoot as much as possible before that.

Do you think I have a bad stick. They came in a package as pairs from the same Lot # so that should be ok.


Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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I wanted to post my CPU and MB temperatures to rule that out. I am also going to switch the sticks to slot 2 and 4.



MB 29C



Here is the message from event log


Event Type: Error

Event Source: System Error

Event Category: (102)

Event ID: 1003

Date: 1/22/2005

Time: 3:24:27 PM

User: N/A



Error code 000000fc, parameter1 f4b2a310, parameter2 29c72163, parameter3 f7a2f974, parameter4 00000000.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E

0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er

0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code

0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 66 000000f

0020: 63 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d c Param

0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 66 34 eters f4

0030: 62 32 61 33 31 30 2c 20 b2a310,

0038: 32 39 63 37 32 31 36 33 29c72163

0040: 2c 20 66 37 61 32 66 39 , f7a2f9

0048: 37 34 2c 20 30 30 30 30 74, 0000

0050: 30 30 30 30 0000


After it crashed the last time XP reported the problem and said that the random access memory was corrupted and it could be a hardware or software problem. It said that in this case it was more likely a hardware issue.

If the exact message comes back again I'll post it.

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As you can see in my thread from Thursday , I had problems with the same Motherboard and ram, too. Even the newest Bios version didn`t solve my problems. My tip: Buy the TwinX 1024-3200C2 Kit. It`s a little bit more expensive, but now my system is running without any crashes or errors, also Memtest shows no problems.

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Thanks for the reply.

I just switched to the 2 and 4 slots and running memtest with both sticks with no errors yet at 650%. This is the longest the test has run both sticks without errors. Next I plan to run some 3D intensive games and see if anything crashes. If it does I'll prolly fork over the 15% restocking fee and get something better as you suggested. Weird thing is that this Value Select ram was recommended in my MB manual. O well.

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I know about the Compatiblility list from Asus. As I first had had Twinmos Ram, I looked for that compatibility list and thus decided to buy the value select ram. Strange mainboard. Anyway, another weird thing is that Memtest found the first errors during the 7th pass, when it had already run for about 2 hours.
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Dim Voltage to +2.7 Volts:

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

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