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memtest 86 found errors. need help.


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1 GB TwinX XMS 3200

Abit AV8 mobo

AMD Athlon 64 3500



I built a computer for a friend about 4 months ago. Over the past few weeks it has been freezing up on him. He lives 3 hours away, so I had him take it to a computer shop in his area. They ran memtest86 and found errors. They took out one stick and said to send one back. My thinking was that it might not be a problem with the ram, mabey dual channel problems. I had them send the "bad" stick to me. I put it in my computer, ran memtest86, and got 3 errors in about 30 seconds. So it is a bad stick after all. Where do I go from here?

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Please put the memory module on either slots 1&2 or 3&4; make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your MB, and set the following settings on your BIOS;

TwinX512 or TwinX1024-3200

Guru Utility

CPU Operating Speed: User Define

External Clock: 200/66/33

Memory Clock: 200 or 400MHz

DDR SDRAM Voltage: 2.8 Volts

AGP VDDQ Voltage: 1.6

Advanced Chipset/DRAM Configuration:

DRAM Timing Selectable: User Define

DRAM Clock: DDR400

DRAM Command Rate: 1T

Cas Latency Time: 3T

RAS# to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

Min. RAS# Active Time (tRAS): 8T

RAS# Precharge Time (tRP): 3T

All other settings should be set to default settings!

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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