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I've got a 2.8ghz Pentium 4 system (800mhz FSB), with an Asus P4P800 Deluxe motherboard (which Asus enabled the Intel PAT tech on).


For almost two years I've had 2 CMX512-3200C2 (total of 1GB of memory) acting in Dual Channel mode, and decided recently to upgrade to a total of 2GB a memory with the VS1GBKIT400. Then I started having problems, random blue screens, reboots, etc. The STOP messages were coming from a variety of sub systems, so it seemed like it wasn't a specific subsystem failing, so of course I figured it was probably a memory problem since it was the last component I changed. At first I figured it might be one of the new Value Select chips, but nope, after running memtest on each of the 4 chips, 1 chip at a time, it turned out to be one of the CMX512's, as I had multiple failures on test #5 (the other CMX512 tested fine in the SAME slot). So I was wondering if I could send it in for warranty repair.


Now, onto a kind of extra credit question. Since I'm combining some higher speed memory (CAS 2 CMX512's, which my system has always detected as 2.5-3-3-6 for some reason) with something a little lower speed (the VS1GBKIT400 at CAS 2.5), I was planning on just letting my system just do "Timing by SPD", but was wondering what they actually should be. I assume 2.5,3,3,6. But I would like a little confirmation if possible. My motherboard supports the following settings:


DRAM CAS# Latency: 2.0, 2.5, 3.0

DRAM RAS# Precharge: 2, 3, 4

DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay: 2, 3, 4

DRAM Precharge Delay: 5, 6, 7, 8

DRAM Burst Length: 4, 8

DRAM Idle Timer: Infinite, 0T, 8T, 16T, 64T, Auto (I just use Auto)

DRAM Refresh Rate: 15.6 uSec, 7.8 uSec, 64uSec, 64T, Auto (just use Auto)


Since you don't rate Value Select memory apparently, if I was just using the XMS modules, what would those settings be in theory?


Thanks for the help!

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You will need to disable PAT and then set the timings to Cass 2.5-3-3-8 and set everything else to AUTO except set the Dim Voltage to 2.8x Volts and then disable legacy USB and test the system with http://www.memtest.org.



Done, errors continue as before. The other CMX512 continues to pass with flying colors. Would you like me to post the specific error messages and memory addresses?

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