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Hundreds Of Errors, Random Shutdowns, Bad timings, & More?


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Dear Ram Guy,


I need help, badly. My computer is almost useless since it randomly restarts. Its been doing it for months. I haven't opened my computer since it was assembled nor have I 'fooled' with it. Its still in its originally condition.




Please check that image.


I have 2 sticks of Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM.




I ran memtest and I had hundreds of errors, literally. It came to the point where I had to alt+control+delete the program b/c I couldn't press 'ok' enough times when an error screen came up.


Am I eligible for a new pair of RAM? How long does this take. Do I send the RAM first? Does this mean I won't be able to use my computer for weeks? :eek:




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Can you tell me our modules part# and the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Thanks for the quick response.


Lets see here...


What is a modules part #?


I have an Asus A8V Deluxe Revision 2 motherboard.


AMD 64 3500+ Running at its default of 2.2GHz. I have not overclocked any part.


I am on all of the default bios settings. I have not changed anything to enchance the performance at all.

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios 1.004 or newer I think and then load setup defaults and set the following settings and test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org.

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 6

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 Disabled

Then test the system with http://www.memtest.org and make sure it's stable! If you have problems, I would set Enable 2T Timings to AUTO and test it again

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I just booted w/ Memtest86 v1.51. Where can I find all the info you posted?


How can I test one module at a time?


How will I determine if the RAM is bad or not? Do I need to take a picture in order to be able to send it back for a new stick?

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I will. I'm waiting for a reply as far as my RMA. Will I have to send my RAM before I receive new RAM? How long will it take for me to receive the new RAM?


Having no computer will not be fun :(


What happens if the RAM they receive is functional on their computers?

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