paschal Posted January 27, 2006 Share Posted January 27, 2006 I read into the past history with This Corsair package and this Abit board. There are twelve searchable posts for the Abit VT7 board. I had no issues with either using one kit of 2x512's VS's until I determined that I needed to populate the other two slots....That is when the problems started. There were two or three other threads that seemed to go down the same road as I was going. I did not see a post where anyone had a happy resolution with the exception of one individual who purchased a different mother board, and said that everything was now working OK. That one made the most sense., I had already sent one pair of modules back to the vendor due to high restart and errors etc, which they quickly replaced. Bear in mind I had already done all sorts of stick swapping etc and nothing seemed to work out with 4 sticks in the system. Rather than involve the new ones, I pulled them out and them did slot swaps with my old known good memory and they ran clean.....I moved them to the other two slots for dual...and they continued to run well.....Obviously I had an issue with the new sticks.....wrong......I left out one piece of the test......I should have put the new sticks in by themselves in a one and three or two and four deal....After I recieved the replacement modules and again had problems, I tried that route too.....with odd results. Then I followed advice here, and cranked up the juice to the max setting of 2.8 volts....According to PC health in the BIOS, the actual delivery is 2.77 volts....The olnly reading that seems low in BIOS PC Heath is the 12v leg which is showing 11.8 at most times that I look for it. I have a fake plug / wrist strap adaptor deal...not the best...but way better than nothing. Since I pull the plug from the AC input on the PC, as one should, to work on a PC, ya need to find a ground somewhere else. I put in the new sticks by themselves in both 1 and 3 and later 2 and 4. They ran clean with memtest+ for hours. Then I put the old ones back in with them...Spewing errors again. Reseated them, got better but still not clean. I swapped the slots with both pairs, and this time I got one error in test 7 in ten complete passes of all test. Something tells me this is about the best I am going to do. I that that there is either a compatibility problem or there is just something flaky about the VT7 fully populated memory slots. I am using the stock 429 watt supply in the Aspire XDREAMER II Case. When it has about 12-18 months on it, I will swap it out for a heavy duty 450 W or so. I do not think it would make any difference right now. The load otherwise is not heavy. By the way running at 2.5, 3, 3, and 9 for right now. I may play with that a little later, but after spending two days on what should have been a ten minute project, I have a lot of work to catch up. Your comments would be greatly appreciated, since as mentioned before, I did not see any resolutions in prior posts. WD 160 ATA Maxtor Ultra 200 ATA CD/RW PNY 5500 Nvidea Video 4 USB ports feeding 4 AC powered hubs One Firewire Card One floppy drive Sceptre 19" LCD The DVD RW is external XDREAMER II case, 420 W Supply Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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