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I was wondering what the recommended memory timings and speed are for a 3800+ X2 running the XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 5-5-5-12.

 

The bios is a little confusing and I've been tweaking. Adjusted my voltage to 2.1 then down to 1.95. I've tried messing with timing settings but then decided to switch back to auto.

 

I couldn't get XP to install for quite sometime, I would keep getting a BSOD.

 

Many of the BSODs were memory errors. That is when I bumped the voltage up to 2.1 from the default of 1.8.

 

I have finally gotten XP installed however now the machine just randomly reboots.

 

I'm at a loss of what to do. I made sure the memory was compatiable with the board before buying it. I hope I can get this stable some time tonight.

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Yeah I tried that also.

 

I think they are just bad sticks. I bought a M2N32-SLI Deluxe today and got a bad memory beep code.

 

Last night I had them running on the Abit board running a memory test. It did a reboot and wouldn't boot back up after that. I eventually got it working again but it still crashes, locks up and reboots in XP.

 

The number on the chip is XMS26405v4.1

 

I just RMA'd them and also ordered some 6400C4 memory.

 

Should I cancel that and get 667Mhz memory?

 

I'm going to use the Asus board instead btw. I'm going to RMA this piece of junk Abit.

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Well to avoid any further problems with 6400 I canceled the order and got

 

TWIN2X2048-5400c4

Newegg link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145015

 

I'm hoping those will work just fine. I don't care about overclocking, I just want a stable system.

 

I will still test with the original 6400s to see if they work with the Asus when they get back from RMA.

 

Asus is also sending me a bios chip with the most current bios on it.

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Well I recieved the RMA memory today. The exact same model.

 

XMS6405v4.1

 

This memory will not work in the Asus M2N32-SLI. It will not POST, just get the wonderful Long - Short - Short beep sequence. This is with the BIOS set to 667 5-5-5-12

 

The 667 memory is still running strong though. Ran a memtest all night and not a single error. Running at 4-4-4-12-1T 1.95V

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I already sent them back.

 

Changing the memory timings doesn't really help someone just building a system. If they don't buy a module that works from the start then they can't change the settings. This was my problem until I bought the 667 memory.

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