seroppi Posted November 3, 2005 Share Posted November 3, 2005 Hi, I've been having quite a time diagnosing problems since building my new pc. The components used are: Motherboard: Asus A8N Sli Deluxe CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket 939 Memory: Corsair 2x512MB TWINX3200-C2Pro Graphics: XFX Geforce 6600GT Hard Drives: 2 x Maxtor SATA 200GB and 1 x Maxtor PATA 120GB Case: Antec P180 PSU: Seasonic S12-500 Once I had assembled the components and set some basic BIOS settings for the system, installed and ran windows. I then installed Dawn of War and from the moment I started play the system froze and the sound looped continuously until the system was reset. Since then I have installed other software and they seem to be ok. I ran memtest86 on the RAM and found thousands of errors. I then read some of the forums here and then decided to put in the exact settings for the RAM. I found the settings 2.5, 3, 3, 6. So I changed the BIOS to these settings. It got a bit better then I saw I needed to change the clock aswell to 200MHz. I did this and memtest86 ran for a short time with no errors. However, my game was still having exactly the same problems so I went about checking the graphics card and motherboard. I visited the forums, checked settings, upgraded, downgraded, measured temps, checked power output, etc. almost everything. Nothing seemed to make any difference. So then I came back to the memory and thought I'd just try the system with one stick of RAM. Probably should have done this a lot sooner. So I took out one stick. I still had the same problems. Also, it seemed to get worse, the POST memory check failed a few some and also the BIOS was not happy with the settings. I managed to change the settings to get back into windows a few times, but at this point I thought the RAM was bad. The final boot attempt said the memory had failed the check. So next I swapped the sticks around and the system had no trouble booting into windows. I then tried the same game and played it for hours without even a glitch. I am still running the system now and very happy. Can I RMA or contact my retailer? Are there anymore tests you would like me to try? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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