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I have the asus a8v deluxe (BIOS v. 1014) installed with corsair 1GB x 2 3200c2pt. The rig shuts down after about an hour. The shut down is immediate, click, and then off. Reminds me of an issue I had with RAM timing on another rig.


I left the BIOS settings for RAM timing to AUTO. SiSoftware's Sandra suggests I set the RAM timings to 3.0-3-3-8. The board supports overclocking, but I have that on Standard (no overclock). Should I countermand the motherboard's AUTO settings, and manually set the RAM timings?


If so, which BIOS setting corresponds to which number?

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CAS Latency: 2.5 (NOT 2)

RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3

Row Precharge (tRP): 3

Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6


you canb try 1T command rate ( so 2T disabled )

Try these settings mate, also did you set the Corsair ram to 2.75 volts in the bios ? Make a bootable cd with memtest on it and see if the test gives any errors. If not check the correct seating of the CPU cooler, also do you use the boxed one ?


Did you check the temps when it shuts down ? is the shutdown always after about an hour ?

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download that and burn it with eg alcohol 120% it should start by itself. Also a good way to test memory is SuperPI it runs from within Windows.




and to see your memory settings from within windows I would grab A64 tweaker mate




I would open that file and make a screenshot of it so we can compare the timings your rig uses for the rams

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Asus A8V Deluxe (BIOS v1014)

----VIA 4in1 driver v4.54

Corsair 2048 TwinX 3200c2pt

AMD X2 3800+

Zalman AlCu heat sink

*** 6600GT video

Netgear wireless PCI card WG311 v3

Antec Smart Power 2.0 500W


Can't find the voltage setting for the memory in BIOS.


3-3-3-8 didn't work so I'm trying the suggested 2.5-3-3-6 1T.

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I've also had memory problems with this mobo. It would not run stable at all (another brand RAM ) without tweaking some memory parameters. In my case raising value tRRD from 2T to 3T in BIOS helped. In the end I bought Corsair RAM to fix this issue (but my stupid mobo didn't overclock...so...I bought new MOBO....NOW: both RAM oc's WELL !..I blame the mobo)


Whenever I tried flashing to 1014 (final) BIOS, my rig ALSO crashed randomly (flashed on 3-4 different occasions), but for me it only worked well on 1013 BIOS.


PS. Make sure you don't use the earlier 1014 beta bioses, they raised volts for CPU close to 1.7V = high temps.


53C seems very high idle CPU temp...20C too much.

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