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VS1GB400C3 Possibly Bad?


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Following are the problems encountered:


Unable to completely install WindowsXP, with crashes. Unable to complete installations, or bootups, with a "Blue screen of death" (a descriptive one, not the normal centered one). File failures. WindowsXP requiring restores of files. Random reboots. Ran memtest, which showed a host of errors, but not the first scan through.



Following are fixes implemented:

Swapped to different harddrives, swapped to different methods (ATA-150 vs SATA). Retailer said it's not the RAM, I need to update BIOS. Updated BIOS. Sent motherboard back for repairs, which it didn't need.


Finally, went out and bought a Kingston 512 stick. Every problem disappeared immediately. Retailer refuses to accept return (don't they just sometimes suck?).



Here's the system specs, in case they're not listed.

Asus K84N-E Deluxe, with AMD 3200+ and a Nvidia 6600+ GT video card.

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Please set the Dim Voltage to 2.7X volts (+.2 Volts W/Giga-Byte) and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, XMS2700C2 Cass 2-3-3-6 for example or if you have Value Select "BY SPD" and then test the module/'s 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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