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Hi there,


I'm in it again. My son reports for a while his computer has occasionally stated "system failed memory test" on the way in (Asus A7N8X-Deluxe). Today it started doing this all the Time! Once I had removed one stick of Ram it booted quite happily. I tried it in a number of different positions and in another computer but could not get it to boot to run MemTest or anything so I think its bust.


Any suggestions?



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The memory label has the following on it


CMX256-3200C2PT xms3202v1.2 0302065 - 3 platinum series


MB is an Asus A7N8X-Deluxe

it has a 166 FSB and the settings for the RAM chips are as detected 7-3-3-3T by the board. I've never overclocked either the processor or the memory as I was looking for reliability (didn't want kids bothering me all the time and they'll not see the difference....).


When I took out the stick the motherboard had down shifted to 100mhz and it had to be set back up to the processors rating.

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I'm now more mystified than ever.


I decided that there might be a problem with the motherboard so I swapped the motherboard. Now I have a more weird problem.


I can put either stick of RAM in but the system will only see one of them! Either seems to run the system, but I cannot use the two together!


Can you recommend a memory testing / probing program to use to see if I can get to the bottom of it..?


p.s. This does not happen with two sticks of value memory they both work together fine.

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Yep I think I got it last night both sticks now working and memtest okay so I will leave you be.


I think the first motherboard was failing thus why I got the funny readings. The second has an SIS chipset that won't allow certain values of ram at certain speeds! I juggled this until they worked!!!

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