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Greetings. Had lots of problems with this board and another brand of value ram. Got rid of value ram and picked up a set of Corsair TwinX1024-2300C2 DDR PC3200 ram. Now my computer just randomly reboots. I've about had it with this mobo/ram/processor. Does anyone know any particular configurations that work with the K7N2 Delta2 Platinum board? Im using Corsair dual channel and corsairs site says it IS COMPATIBLE!!!


*out of patience



PS- the other brand of value ram i used gave me lots of problems, however, i tried a "hyperX" version of that brand name, and I did NOT have any problems.


PSS- My board is rated to take 2.5V RAM. The certified Corsair RAM is 2.6V. AFTER various configurations and crashes/random reboots, i let the mobo use "auto" for the voltage. IT sets it at 2.7V. Any ideas.... anyone??

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UPDATE: Concerning my TwinX1024-3200C RAM


Ram memtest on both sticks, errors right off the bat. The BIOS using its default settings, 3.0 3-3-3 @ 2.6V. Nothing is over clocked and a lot of the settings are on <auto>. I do not have any spectrums enabled either. I took one stick out, left the one in slot 1 (i only have 3), and it failed incredible fast. Put it in slot two, took about 30 seconds before I saw any red. So I took it out. I've got stick two testing now, im gonna switch back to it......4 minutes into Memtest, and this stick has 34 errors on it. Im not too familiar with memtest, but I am quite sure that isn't good...especially on mobo default settings. For those interested, here are my specs:


MOBO- K7N2 Delta2 Platinum (nforce2 ultra)

CPU - AMD Athon XP 3000+ (400MHz FSB)

RAM - see above

Video - PNY Geforce FX 6200

PSU - Echostar Gold 680W PSU. (it has good voltage on all the rails, 22a on the +12V)


So is this RAM bad that it gets that many errors with memtest on default mobo settings? Do i need to RMA it? Who do i send it back to?

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TwinX memory is tested @ 2.75 volts, warrantied up to, but not over, 2.90 volts at the following timings on an AthlonXP setup:


CAS Latency (tCL): 2.5

RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3

Row Precharge (tRP): 3

Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6


Memory Voltage: 2.75 Volts

All other settings to defaults.

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  • 2 months later...

LigteningDemon, Just happen to notice this post. I recently purchased this MB on eBay and am using a set of value-select Corsair memory and have had no problems at all. So far, I love the combination. Am building a music sampling workstation.


I just opened up the box and it's:

ValueSelect VS256MB400C3 - lot 0436003-0 (matched pair up for 512meg) (got it at Fry's)


Am going to take it out though and put in 2 gig so hopefully I won't have any problems with the new memory I get.



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Are you sure that you might not have a 333 FSB 3000+ CPU as that might be whats causing the problems you have reported. You might check with AMD and look up the CPU part# to be sure. Also I would suggest testing the modules in a known working system to be sure.
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  • 3 months later...

Hello again. Sorry, I've posted about my problems so many different places I lose track of where i have posted.


*** UPDATE ***


I have finally RMA'd my RAM back to Corsair and they promptly sent me replacements. I have yet to try them out, so wish me luck. I will note, the replacement (twinx1024) sticks are definitely used. I can see dust in the tiny crevices in between the heatsink and ram. I really don't care, as long as they work.


This is for the RAM GUY, yes, my processor IS the 400FSB chip. According to the numbers, it is definitely the Barton Core, 3000+XP 400FSB. with 10.5 multiplier and 1.65Voltage.

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Well, I am not sure about anything anymore. I ran memtest with the RMA RAM i received from Corsair. Ran test #5 and after 1 pass, I had over 2000 errors. I am so furious right now that I don't even want to look at this computer. Tomorrow, I will try the RAM in an eMachines pc and see if Memtest gets any errors. I thought it was a fluke, so i tried to play Battle for Middle Earth II and Guild Wars. BFME2, i crashed outta the game in about 10 seconds, Guild Wars took about 30 seconds.
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