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Sorry for the double post. This might not be because of my RAM, but I'm hopeful. This is to be my girly's Valentine's Day present.....


So I'll preface this with: I've only once before built a box from the mobo-up.


I bought some new hardware, and excitedly I put it together. Specs of the new stuff:


ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo

AMD Sempron 2600+

1 stick of DDR 256meg RAM - Corsair CMX256A-3200C2

Seagate 40gig


All of this is new.


So I put it together and WinXP starts having trouble copying certain files, but they change with each attempt. Below are the steps I tried:


I swapped out the CDROM drive twice

Checked the CD

Swapped out the RAM with a stick from my working box, same specs.

Manually set the RAM Timing.

Installed Win98 and tried copying the install files onto the HD to run it from there.


All of these yielded the same results: Error copying file. I'm out of ideas. I checked out my connectors and jumpers, but then I am vaguely a newbie at this.



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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;

TwinX1024 or TwinX512-3200C2

CPU Freq: 166 MHz (333 FSB)

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Resulting Frequency: 166 MHz (333 FSB)

Memory Timing: 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): 6T

DDR Reference Voltage: 2.7 Volts

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

All other settings are motherboards defaults

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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