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I have 2 memory modules that both fail test 6 on memtest-86. My WinXP PC was rebooting all the time which made me run memtest to begin with. I ran memtest on each individual module and both memory modules fail test 6 and thats with memory set by spid. I am not a overclocker so I don't understand it going bad. The memory is XMS Extreme Memory Series Low Latency (Twin Pack) 1GB (2X512MB) 2X(64mX64) PC-3200LL with Platinum Heat Spreader. What is the procedure for replacement?

 

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Lonn

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RAM is TWINX1024-3200LLPT.

Could you list your system specs:

Make and model of MOBO and CPU.

 

Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe

CPU: AMD XP3200+

Video: Radeon 9800 PRO

Harddrive: WD 80gig

CD-Writer: Lite-on

DVD-Writer: Lite-on

 

Thanks,

Lonn

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Please try these settings:

With the A7N8X-E please set the FSB jumper to pins 2-3 with the modules in slots 2-3 and then reset or clear the bios and load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and set the timings manually. Then please test the system with http://www.memtest.org.

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200 MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

 

I have 4 of these exact MB's and this is what had to be done to solve problems with aggressive memory, no matters who's I tested. In addition, a few other's had some success disabling Spread Spectrum in the bios as well. I would take a look at http://www.asusforums.org as well in the AMD section.

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Please try these settings:

With the A7N8X-E please set the FSB jumper to pins 2-3 with the modules in slots 2-3 and then reset or clear the bios and load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and set the timings manually. Then please test the system with http://www.memtest.org.

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200 MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

 

I have 4 of these exact MB's and this is what had to be done to solve problems with aggressive memory, no matters who's I tested. In addition, a few other's had some success disabling Spread Spectrum in the bios as well. I would take a look at http://www.asusforums.org as well in the AMD section.

 

Thanks, for the reply but I got the problem solved. I have built 3 PC's, mine, wife's, and son's. I took the ram out of the A7N8X-E Deluxe which by the way was a brand new board as of the weekend, and put it in my PC which is an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe and ran MemTest-86 v3.2 and did not get any errors at all. Then I took the memory from my A8N-SLI Deluxe an put it into the A7N8X-E Deluxe and it ran flawless with no errors ( 2 X 512meg sticks of Corsair PC-3200C2). So I left them like that, and both run clean.

I am going to keep the above information though in case I should need it down the road.

 

One other thing. My wife's PC has just started randomly rebooting and since I had all the computers apart testing memory anyway, I ran memtest on her memory 1 stick at a time and one of her 2 sticks is giving errors on test 6 and the other stick runs clean. Her memory was 512meg TWIN XMS 3200 (2 x 256). On the top portion of the silver label on the memory is CMX256A-3200LL. Her motherboard is an ASUS A7N8X DELUXE REV 2.0 and the processor is an AMD XP3200+ Barton. I have swapped the 2 sticks back and forth and run memtest each time on a single stick and the same stick of memory give errors on test 6 while the other stick always runs clean. Do you think it's a bad stick of memory? When I leave it in the system the wife get random reboots, but with just the one stick that test clean in the system by itself the PC run fine.

 

Thanks,

Lonn

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Please set the following settings and test the suspect module with http://www.memtest.org to be sure.

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200 MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

If you still get errors with that module then I would suggest we replace both modules so they match.

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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