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cmx512-3200ll failing m/s windows memory diagnostic


rsinger

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m/s windows xp pro throwing blue screens. all drivers & bios upgraded to current levels; problems continue. downloaded & executed m/s windows stand-alone memory diagnostic, which reports many errors.

 

need rma to return for warranty replacement.

 

thanks - bob singer

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What CPU / FSB / Motherboard do you have?

 

Test with Memtest86+, as the MS one is Windows based, and as such is not reliable since it can be affected by Windows problems. Also, when Windows uses memory, the memory test program based within Windows cannot test that memory.

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the motherboard is a soyo dragon 2 black edition.

 

the m/s program is a stand-alone diagnostic. it doesnt run under windows. you must create a special boot floppy, per m/s.

 

im an o/s developer and understand that a program running in a virtual address space cant access real addresses and the diagnostics would be misleading.

 

bob

 

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What CPU / FSB / Motherboard do you have?

 

Test with Memtest86+, as the MS one is Windows based, and as such is not reliable since it can be affected by Windows problems. Also, when Windows uses memory, the memory test program based within Windows cannot test that memory.

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Please try these settings after you load setup defaults.

 

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%/DDR400

Dim Voltage to 2.75 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200MHz/400DDR

Legacy USB: Disabled

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

Then test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org. If you do find one is failing please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! But if you get errors with both modules that might suggest some other problem.

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