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I am sending this in request to a corsair CMX512-3200LLPT PC3200 Memory Module. I believe that this module is bad. My motherboard Asus A7N8X is giving me error codes that are leading to memory. With the memory module in question, no matter which ram slot it is in, the system refuses to post in any way. Instead, I get error beep codes pertaining to memory. With a completely different memory module, and not changing anything else the system boots and operates normally.





Asus A7N8X

AMD Athlon XP 2500+

Albatron Geforce 6800 8X AGP

WD 40 GB Hard Drive

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the other module, is actually a corsair value select dual channel 512mb kit. The motherboard correctly detects both modules in the same banks as the XMS module was in and not recognized. As for the speed of the XMS module, I was running it at 333Mhz as the motherboad automatically sets the memory to be the same speed as the Frontside bus unless otherwise set. The momory was also set to optimal timings in the bios.
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I would not suggest mixing memory as that may compound this type of problem. Can you reset the bios with just this module installed and see if the system will post and let you set the following settings manually.

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

Then please test the module with http://www.memtest.org. If it still fails then please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!

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