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- AMD Winchester 3000+ cpu in a box

- Asus AV8-E deluxe wi-fi (bios 1002 release)

- TWINX512-3200C2PT

- Antec Sonata (380W power)

- Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT 128Mb heatpipe cooled version

- 200Gb Seagate Barracuda S-ATA

- WinXPsp2


I cannot get the above system to be stable except with a single 256Mb DIMM in the B2 slot I think. Depending on which slots I use and what RAM timings, the machine is slightly more stable, but never properly so. Can you help me?


I read in the motherboard manual that the RAM has only been validated by ASUS for single channel use. Is this because the default RAM timings get set too fast? Should I expect to be able to run it dual-channel?


I have experimented with changing RAM timings and voltage according to the other threads about the 1024 equivalent RAM.


But even at 2.5-3-3-6 (at 2.7V) in single or dual-channel configuration I get system freezes in modern games (I'm testing with Joint Operations since that came with the graphics card, but have tried others as well). System will never run more than 5 minutes in a game, but will run without problems for general windows activity.


I've run Memtest-86+ through 3 complete cycles without an error at these settings with modules in place.


I cannot find the specific motherboard listed on the Corsair memory selector. So if I replace this RAM, what should I choose for high stability (I don't expect to overclock this system).



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You're not finding the board because it doesn't exist! Asus makes an A8V board, Abit makes the AV8 board. The C2s will work with both just fine.


Ok, I made a typo, its an Asus A8V-E Deluxe board. Not an Abit. Thanks for clarifying this.


On the Corsair dropdown list of Asus motherboards I can only find the Asus A8V which I believe is the AGP board. I presume the -E stands for PCI Express. In any case, there doesn't appear to be an A8V-E in the list at the moment.


Since the bios for the A8V is different to the A8V-E I assume there may be additional compatibility issues.

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First and foremost, Update the BIOS for your motherboard.

They are up to 1009 now.


Second here is a link to a post I had that will give you settings for two modules.



Hope that helps.


You have adjusted the voltage and time which is good. but you may have to actually set it to 'limi't and DDR400 for the system to boot.

The post above has exact settings for each option in the BIOS.

I had trouble finding those for myself, so posted them up to help out others.

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First and foremost, Update the BIOS for your motherboard.

They are up to 1009 now.


Thanks Kosmos. I will certainly look at your thread for some guidance.


However, as I said before, this is not the A8V deluxe motherboard but the A8V-E deluxe. The latest bios is 1002 for this. For all I know they are probably nearly identical, but no-one has confirmed that.


One difference I can see is that mine has a 100dB fan on the northbridge, which was a bit of a shock!

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BIG FROWN :( I got no fan... bummer.


Sorry didn't see the -E

So you have the PCI-Xpress model. Nice.


I can't image the bios labels will be that different. The other post may still help you. The slot configuration may be different on that mobo so make sure you have them in the right slots for dual channel.

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