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ASUS a7v600 and VS1GB400C3 issues


princealexi

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Ive replaced my old memory with the VS1GB400C3, which is stated as compatible with my MB. Well, it turns out that the stick I received is either damaged or incompatible. I get crazy errors from windows not booting to it booting and crashing when attempting to start World of Warcraft (can't get past login - many, many attempts) to bluescreening (Win XP). My PC was fine before this upgrade and I keep an immaculate PC -- no crud is ever installed.

 

I haven't run the utility from memtest.org, but I plan to tonight. I tried auto as well as manual 3-3-3-8 settings and even bios defaults to no avail. One thing I thought of is that Maybe I need to move the chip to slot 1 on the board, but I moved my other chips away from slot 1 due to it's proximity to the CPU and the heat it generates. I think that might have been what shortened the life of one of my last sticks, which was expensive (xms512mb3200llpt).

 

Since your site says that it's a compatible mem stick, I think there can only be two possibilities at this point. a) slot 3 isn't usable alone or b) the stick I just received is defective. Good assumtions?

 

I would be within my RMA with the retailer, so I would need to use their RMA services, should I need a replacement?

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ok, so I'm back to troubleshooting. I'm currently running memtest v1.65 for the second time. The first time halted with some funky characters on the screen after about 21 minutes and became unresponsive.

 

This after I've moved the memory stick to slot one and set the dram voltage to 2.65v from it's auto setting. I'm beginning to think I've received a bad stick...

 

anyone? anyone?

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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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