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System Specs:


Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

Motherboard: K8T NEO-FIS2R (MS-6702)

BIOS: Version 2.20 (Latest)

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+

Video Card: GeForce Ti4400

Power Supply: Antec NeoPower 480w


Ram Specs:


VS512400 Lot: 0433061 - 0

VS512MB400 Lot: 0447053 - 0 (x2)

VS1GB400C3 Lot: 0448022-0


So in total I have 4 sticks of VS ram (with the 1GB module unused)


The setup I have been using for the past month or so consisted of the 3 512MB sticks (the 1GB module was only used once, and hasn't been touched since). I started to receive constant stop errors in Windows after a while of using this setup, mainly while playing games. I then downloaded Windows Memory Diagnostic and MemTest, and my ram failed most, if not all tests. Actually it failed every test in WMD. I then went on to test each 512 stick individually using different Mobo settings (default MB settings, different voltage, higher/lower cas, etc) and different slots on the board, with the same bad results. After this I tried out my 1GB module (which has only been used once), it failed the tests just the same as my other modules.


It is hard for me to believe that all these sticks are defective, but I have no idea what else it could be. Unfortunately I do not have access to another computer for me to test them on. Any help you could provide would be great. Thank You!

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What you have posted would suggest some other problem, but a few things from what you have posted. First you would not be able to mix these modules. And if you install more than 2 512 Meg modules with this platform you would need to run the memory at DDR333.
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Please use 2 modules that match or the single 1.0 Gig module and if you use 2 modules they should be in slots 1-3 or 2-3 and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and just let the bios set the timings and then test the system with http://www.memtest.org.



Yeah I already tried that. In my original post I stated that my usual setup was the 3 identical sticks (running at 333 MHZ). But I also tried each stick individually, including the 1 GB module, with the same bad results in MemTest.

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