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Abit I7S-E2/Twinx2048-3200 c2pt problem.


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So my girlfriend wanted to upgrade her computers RAM to 2 gig.


She is currently running an ABIT I7S-E2 with a P4 2.80 HT enabled, 800mhz FSB.


I ordered Twinx2048-3200 c2pt from Newegg.


So the memory came today and I install it. Go into BIOS and it is set at SPD setting (3-3-3-8). I set it to manual and set the timings to 2-3-3-6. Go into voltage setting and set it to 2.70v.


As with anytime I install memory, I run memtest. Soon as it gets to test #5 it starts showing errors.


Figure I will try and set voltage to 2.80v as I read somewhere on this forum it can help sometime. Nope, still start getting errors at test #5.


So I go ahead and set it back to SPD setting which defaults the timings back to 3-3-3-8.


I run memtest....no errors at all.


So now I come to you for help. Am I stuck with the lower timings?


Does this Mobo just not like running memory at those timings?

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Has run perfectly at the SPD settings so far.


So how much performance do I lose between 3-3-3-8 and 2-3-3-6?


If it isnt alot, I probably will just ship the these back to Newegg and get the Corsair value stuff and save about 70$.

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and then load setup/optimized defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7X volts and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, and then test the module/modules 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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Ok, figured first thing is first.


Updated BIOS.


It did actually need an update as the previous BIOS was the one that came with it.


Figured since I updated the BIOS I would go ahead and set the memory to 2-3-3-6 and make sure voltage is at 2.70.


Did that.


Ran Memtest.


5 passes (about 3+ hours of testing). 1 error on the 3rd pass on the 7th test.


So 4 out of 5 passes showed absolutely no errors at all. And only one error on the 3rd pass.


Went back into BIOS and set voltage to 2.80 and ran Memtest again.


Out of 4 passes (close to 3 hours testing), not a single error.


Should I consider the system stable now?


So is ONE error in about 6-7 hours testing and 8 passes considered OK?

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Ok, because after I upped the voltage to 2.80, I ran 4 passes with no errors. This is with both sticks in at 2-3-3-6.


And everything in the BIOS is set to default except the timings and Video BIOS caching, which I always keep off.

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Thanks for all the replies!


Wont be able to mess around much with that computer this weekend. So will be running 5-10 passes on it Monday.


If I get anymore errors, will try each of the sticks individually.


Againm, thanks for the help! :)

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