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Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI

Processor - AMD 64 3500+ (newcastle)

Memory - Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPT (2 2 2 5)

Video Card - MSI 6600 GT

Sound Card - Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Gamer

Power Supply - Antec True 550

 

System is not now nor has been overclocked.

 

System was built early april and at that time memory tested fine and system

was stable in operation. For the past 3 weeks system started to act strange

as in crashing every so often, corrupted files and the like. Computer is in an

air conditioned room so I don't think heat is playing a part. At full load the

system runs with memory warm to the touch and cpu at 35 degrees celcius.

 

Memory testing procedure with memtest86+ 1.55.1

 

First attempt memory fails on test 5 through 5 passes memory timed at the

picked up 2 5 5 5 timings bank 0 duel mode.

 

Second attempt memory fails once again test 5 through 5 passes memory

timed at the picked up 2 5 5 5 bank 1 duel mode.

 

Third attempt memory failed again test 5 through 5 passes with speed

timmings relaxed to 2 3 3 6 bank 0 duel mode.

 

Fourth attempt memory failed again test 5 through 5 passes with speed

timmings releaxed to 3 6 6 8 bank 0 duel mode.

 

Fifth attempt memory was split into single channel mode and test all good

through 5 passes at 333 mhz operation mode if I read the test screen

correctly.

 

Sixth attempt memory swapped out for some XXXXXXXXX value ram running

at timmings 2.5 3 3 6 and memory tested ok through 5 passes.

 

I did not test memory 1 chip at a time in 333 mhz mode since I purchased

the memory as a pair specifically to run in duel memory mode so I do not

know specifically which stick is testing bad.

 

Thanks, Kevin

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Motherboard is running gigabytes f7 (f8 now available with x2 settings) bios.

 

cpu and ram timmings are stock with what the board picks up.

 

cpu fsb - 200 mhz

cpu voltage - 1.40 volts

cpu ratio - 11 x

 

memory freq - 200 mhz

memory voltage - 2.75 volts

memory timmings - memory is being picked up as stated 2 2 2 5

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The power supply you have would not be compatible with a SLI enabled system. You would need to be using the Neo Power unit for ATX 2.0. And Giga-byte does not offer the voltage setting of 2.75 Volts. It would be +.2 Volts
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SLI is not enabled. Only 1 video card in operation. When system was built

it was built around the concept of future expansion. As we all know now

SLI only offers good performance boosts in a few games and not really worth

the cost of the added expense.

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