idoru Posted November 30, 2005 Share Posted November 30, 2005 Installed these modules today (2 x 1GB), replacing a pair (2 x 512MB) of Twin X Platinum XMS (2-2-2-5 @ 1T) sticks. Old sticks ran fine in my new board, Asus A8N-E (bios 1005), at latencies listed above (Auto setting in BIOS). CPU is A64 3500+ Newcastle core. New modules booted up OK at default SPD timings of 3-3-3-8 @ 2T (though why those are the SPD timings rather than the advertised 2-3-3-6 I don't understand). Ran one cycle of Memtest which showed no errors. Then attempted to run the sticks at advertised settings of 2-3-3-6 @ 1T using manual settings in BIOS. Windows XP failed to load, citing a problem with a corrupted config file in the System folder. Rebooted, got back into the BIOS (second attempt) and reset the BIOS DDR settings to Auto. Thankfully booted into Windows OK. Restarted, went back into BIOS, and set 1T command - booted into Windows OK again, though have yet to run Memtest again. Clearly these sticks won't do the advertised/guaranteed timings - I might as well have saved £30/$50 and got the normal 3200 CL3 sticks. RMA candidate? Thanks. Edit: DDR voltage has been manually set to 2.75v. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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