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My motherboard specs tells me I am allowed to use 2 out of 3 slots for DDR400. So I ordered the VS1GBKIT400 (2x512) from newegg, installed it, and now I am crashing on certain games (BFV in particular). I ran the memtest and came up with no errors... I even lowered the clock speed to 333 in my bios and it still does it. Before I bought this set I had 2x512 of DDR333. I have a couple of ideas in mind about what is happening, but I would like someone's opinion. Please post your thoughts.
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AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 512k Barton

FSB Not sure.. 333 I think

 

BIOS:

CPU Speed: [2083]

CPU Frequency Multiple: [12.5x]

CPU External Frequency: [166/33]

CPU Vcore Setting: [Auto]

 

Memory Frequency: [Auto]

DRAM Voltage: [Auto]

 

No proformance settings have been set.

 

Also, I just ran the memtest again with 1 stick in and the test froze with a broken up error message on Test #5 at 36%. Probably just the program's fault.

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Please try these settings with just one module installed and test them with http://www.memtest.org.

 

BIOS:

CPU Speed: [2083]

CPU Frequency Multiple: [12.5x]

CPU External Frequency: [166/33]

CPU Vcore Setting: [Auto]

 

Memory Frequency: 1-1/100%

DRAM Voltage: 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8T

 

If they both pass then please install them in slots 1-3 and test them with both modules.

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Hmm... the test locks up after test #5 every time I run it and I have to reboot (this is with each stick separately). When I ran it before, I ran both sticks at the same time and it when all the way through (no errors). Any suggestions? :(:
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I was playing BF1942 just now and crashed same as it did all the times before, but this time I got an error message (yippie!) instead of just a blank screen. Gave me an error having to deal with dxg.sys. I suppose it was just a big coincidence that this started to happen just as I installed this memory. I don't know. I am going to put my DDR333 back in and see if I can get it to crash and then I will go from there. Thanks for you help.
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Windows XP Pro SP2 (5.1, Build 2600)

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 512k Barton Processor

ASUS A7V600

NVIDIA Geforce 4 Ti 4600 128MB (4x) (66.93 drivers)

DirectX 9.0c

1152x864 (32 bit) (85Hz)

2x512MB Corsair Value Select DDR400(PC3200) (slots 1 & 2)

80gig WD 7200rpm hdd with 8meg cache(Primary), 40gig WD 7200rpm hdd (Slave)

Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit

 

BIOS settings are default. Do you need to know any specific setting?

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You will need to set some of them manually, the default settings will not allow the system to run properly with the default settings because of the CPU speed.

BIOS:

CPU Speed: [2083]

CPU Frequency Multiple: [12.5x]

CPU External Frequency: [166/33]

CPU Vcore Setting: [Auto]

 

Memory Frequency: 1-1/100%

DRAM Voltage: 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8T

 

If they both pass then please install them in slots 1-3 and test them with both modules.

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Those settings are default. Except that my BIOS doesn't have "Resulting Frequency" and DRAM Voltage setting has 2.75 volts (not 2.7), which is what I set it to. Also, under "Memory Frequency", only options I have is auto, 266, 333, and 400.
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All right here is what happend. I ran the memtest 3 times. Once on each stick and once with both sticks in. No errors. Below are the settings I used. Also, right after I did the memtests, I played the game again and it still crashed... Knowing my luck, it is probably something really simple that I am just not seeing.

 

CPU Speed: [2083]

CPU Frequency Multiple: [12.5x]

CPU External Frequency: [166/33]

CPU Vcore Setting: [Auto]

 

Memory Frequency: 333

DRAM Voltage: 2.75 Volts

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8T

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Well... Formatting did absolutly nothing. I am at such a loss here. I've tried different graphics cards, ram, sound cards... I haven't tried a different powersupply, but I did test the voltages and all was good. I am just completely stumped.
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Not at this time, if I absolutely cannot figure it out then I probably will. I have troubleshooted everything but the motherboard, and everything else checked out so... I'll troubleshoot the motherboard and see what I come up with.
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