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major ram problems


john3205

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Symptoms:

Computer freezes completely during games; must use reboot button.

Does the same thing during video encoding, dvd burning.

Freezes randomly during startup.

Freezes during large file transfers, etc.

Lots of "system" folder corruptions.

BSODS - irql not less or equal

Screen blacks out during games with sound runnin for 10 more seconds

 

Tests:

3dmark 05: Worked on video card portion, freezes like above on cpu portion.

Prime95: Rounding errors on Large FFTs and Blend torture tests.

Tried lowering clockspeed which decreased CPU temp: no effect same thing happens.

Had ram timings of 2.5 - 3 - 3 - 8

Raised them to 3 - 4 - 4 -11: Doesn't freeze as much but comp much slower.

This has made me suspect its bad ram plus the fact it freezes on ram intensive apps.

Sometimes it freezes at 23% CPU loads ruling out CPU overheat.

 

System:

AMD Athlon XP 2800 non overclocked - idle temp 50 degrees

ATI Radeon 9700

512 mb corsair single ram

Leadtek nforce 2 motherboard

Antec 480 power supply

All updated drivers

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Please try and load setup defaults and then set the following settings manually in your Bios:

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166 MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 7T

Then please test the module with http://www.memtest.org.

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