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dark_templer_10

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Well i'm no genius, but after i installed "Twinx1024-3200XLPT" onto my DFI LanParty Pro 875B rev. B, it would randomly crash, i mean totally random.

 

I would play BattleField2 and it would just make a loud screetching noise and crash...Encoding DVD and PLaying Age of Emipres 3 Demo, after 2 hours of making a army, it crashes (and pissing me off)

 

I recently ran memtest 86+ and it passed once (is that good enough? it took 45 mins to run to 100%)

 

I noticed the there was a Bios update for Corsair memory failures or something, and i flashed my bios but it didn't help

 

I am running The obvious memory and motherboard

 

Maxtor 60 Gig and Segate 300 Gig HDs

P4 3.2Ghz

9800 Pro

Audicy 2

Some DVD burner and floppy

 

(my s/n was ment to be dark_templer_102)

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With some chipsets yes but with others they may use bank interleave and if so it would hard to tell if its a specific module. Its best to test them one up.

 

Side Note: i realized this when i asked my uncle about this problem. when i start up, it will have 4 short beeps and shut down, he told me it is a RAM problem. Truthfully i said nothing much earlier because I would start it up again and it will be fine.

 

Should i just returned it now? (well RMA it)

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Please set the Dim Voltage to 2.8 volts and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, and then test the module/modules one at a time with www.memtest.org! If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure.

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If the system is shutting off that might suggest a power problem, can you test them in another system?

 

Well i have no idea went wrong with that but i finally got time to use MEM test on Each stick.

 

The first stick had 4 errors on 8 tests, and other had zero errors. I can post a picture of what mem test said (sorta blurry from my camera not focusing well) if you want to.

 

So...should i RMA the first one?

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Please make sure you have the latest BIOS installed for your MB (download the Beta version) and load optimized defaults settings, and try the following BIOS settings;

TwinX512 or Twinx1024-3200Xl

Genie BIOS/DRAM Configuration

DRAM Frequency Set: 2:1 or 400MHz or 200 (if option are 133/166/200)

Command per Clock: Enabled

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5T

And leave the rest at AUTO setting

Genie BIOS

FSB BUS Frequency: 200

LDT/FSB Frequency ratio: 5X

LDT Bus Transfer Width: 16 16

CPU/FSB Frequency ratio: Auto

PCI Ex: 100

K8 cool N’ quiet: Disable

CPU VID Start Up Value: 1.55

CPU VID Control: 1.55

CPU VID Special Control: Auto

Chipset Voltage Control: 1.6

DRAM Voltage Control: 2.8

All other settings are motherboards defaults

Then please test them one at a time with http://www.memtest.org and let’s make sure it's not some other issue! I would run the test for at least 2-3 passes to be sure!

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