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Rudy.SC

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Hi,

 

I've been recently getting BSOD and memory errors while doing anything instenive, like gaming and video encoding.

 

I have the following system:

MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum 1.4 Bios

Athlon 64 3500+

TwinX1024-3200C2PT @ 2,3,3,6 - 2.75v

 

First I ran memtest and got errors with both modules in. Then I switched ram slots and still got errors.

 

I then tested each module alone and got no errors after 4 hours. :confused:

 

Then I put 2 sticks of generic ram in my system in dual channel mode and no errors where found.

 

Is it possible that the 2 modules of stop working together?

 

Thanks.

 

P.S. How long should I leave Memtest running? Is 4 hours long enough?

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Its possible, but I would try and move the slots the modules are in and set the Dim Voltage to 2.8 Volts and the suggested settings for these modules with AMD would be cass 2.5-3-3-6!
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I changed the settings as you suggested and still got errors in MemTest. I also used Microsoft's memory test and that produced errors too.

 

Its seems that both tests fail on the random data test. Does that suggest something?

 

Thanks

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I changed the settings as you suggested and still got errors in MemTest. I also used Microsoft's memory test and that produced errors too.

 

Its seems that both tests fail on the random data test. Does that suggest something?

 

Thanks

 

For what it's worth, I have the same mobo, CPU, and memory as you, and encountered the same frustrating problems. I game a lot, and my games kept crashing to desktop with 0xc0000005 memory errors. Memtest reported numerous failure. I tried tweaking the timing settings, but nothing seemed to work. After some searching around on the web, I found some posts by others with this same problem who were able to fix it by flashing to version 1.5 beta BIOS. It fixed my problem. No more game crashes, and Memtest ran for a full 24 hours w/o issue. I was very close to RMA'ing SOMETHING! :)

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For what it's worth, I have the same mobo, CPU, and memory as you, and encountered the same frustrating problems. I game a lot, and my games kept crashing to desktop with 0xc0000005 memory errors. Memtest reported numerous failure. I tried tweaking the timing settings, but nothing seemed to work. After some searching around on the web, I found some posts by others with this same problem who were able to fix it by flashing to version 1.5 beta BIOS. It fixed my problem. No more game crashes, and Memtest ran for a full 24 hours w/o issue. I was very close to RMA'ing SOMETHING! :)

 

Thanks for the info dorkino!!! :D: Do you have a link to where I can download the beta bios?

 

I'll try the beta bios, if that doesn't work then I'll submit a RMA request.

 

Thanks

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The one I downloaded and installed, I got from here: http://www.lejabeach.com/MSIK8N/7025_15X.exe (Main page: http://www.lejabeach.com/MSIK8N/k8nneo2.html)

 

Just double-checking - This is for the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum motherboard (Model 7025).

 

There is a beta v1.52 available, but I have not tried that one yet. While I'm usually one to experiment with the latest toys, with this system I am comfortably at the "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it" stage.

 

Good luck and let us know how everything goes. Be sure to reset BIOS defaults after flashing, and reset the memory timings to what The Ram Guy had suggested.

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