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ok here my specs:

 

ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton Core .13um

Corsair XMS TWINX2048 PC4000PT

BFG Nvidia GeForce 6800GT 256MB(factory OC'd)

WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA

Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA

Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW

Generic 550W ATX 2.0 PSU

ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" CRT Monitor

 

ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev. 1005

 

 

 

CPU Ext Freq.............................166mhz

CPU Freq. Multiplier setting.............Auto

CPU Freq Multiple........................12.5

Sytem Performance........................User Defined

CPU Interface............................Optimal

Memory Freq..............................By SPD

Resulting Freq...........................200mhz

Memory Timings...........................Optimal

SDRAM Active Precharge delay.............8

SDRAM RAS to CAS delay...................3

SDRAM RAS Precharge delay................3

SDRAM CAS Latency........................3

FSB Spread Spectrum......................Disabled

AGP Spread Spectrum......................Disabled

CPU Vcore setting........................Auto

CPU Vcore................................1.65v

Graphics Aperture size...................256mb

AGP Freq.................................Auto

Sys BIOS cacheable.......................Disabled

Vid RAM Cacheable........................Disabled

DDR Reference Voltage....................2.6v

AGP VDDQ Voltage.........................1.5v

AGP 8x Support...........................Enabled

AGP Fast Write...........................Enabled

 

 

I just replaced 2x256mb Corsair CMX256A-3200C2 with XMS TWINX2048 4000PT (500mhz) and about every 3-4 hours i get a BSOD with so much written on it, I can't read it fast enough.

 

Anyways, u see anything simple that I missed or I should alter.....

 

These BSOD's didnt occur till i added a 3rd case fan which i have removed....so far....no BSOD's but i only removed the fan 3-4 hours ago...

 

Only thing I can figure that's causing the problems is: a BIOS setting or 3 or that the extra fan just was too uch for the PSU. I realize i have plenty wattage but i have very few 12W leads and have WYES here and there.

 

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.....ASAP I plan to purchase at least an ANTEC tru 550...but until then...........HELP!!!

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ok i set the timings to 3-4-4-8 as per corsair....failed memtest86+ v3.2 on test #6....swapped the sticks to sockets 2 & 3 failed test #6 again....DDR Reference Voltage2.6v

 

I know u said raise Dimmv but Im trying to avoid that...is there a reason i want to shorten the life of my sticks by rasing the voltage....shouldn't these modules just work (not fail memtest) on SPD right out of the box?

 

What are your thots on this and possible solutions? Thx in advance for any help I'm goin nuts here especially since it takes memtest86+ version 3.2 an hour to run thru ONE pass.

 

Plz HELP! :)

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ok no matter which sockets i use i till get a bazillion errors from memtest86+ v3.2 test #6........

 

so i removed the Corsair XMS TWINX2048 PC4000PT and put my previous RAM: the CMX256A-3200C2 (2x256mb modules) back in mobo...only thing changed in bios was the "due to SPD" timings for this set they are: 2.5-3-3-8

 

ran memtest no probs, no errors. SO.....are my TWINX2048 PC4000PT sticks....bad?

 

OR...why are they giving me errors (which btw cause BSOD's about twice a day)

where is my problem? The compatability, BIOS, chipset drivers? Because the mobo sockets are obviously good.

 

I WANT 2GB dual channel Corsair memory (sans LED displays) that will work w/o HELP (ie me NOT havin to learn to be a Corsair engineer) on both the ASUS A7N8X2.0 deluxe and the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe I plan to puchase in 2007....

 

 

HELP ME oh RAM GUY solve this dilema...before i go insane :)

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By the way w/e ur solution I'm stickin with Corsair....until this set of sticks never had one ounce of any mem problem....2 years running my 2x256 sticks not ONE BSOD ever....THAT'S what I call good ram :)
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TO: Wired,

 

Why NOT use 3.2 it later version and the ram is also "later version" sorta.....AND my old sticks passed flawlessy and not one BSOD for two years????

 

Is there something im missing? Is there something wrong with 3.2?

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SUCCESS !!!!

 

ok with stock cooling and these BIOS settings I passed Memtest86+ v3.2 .....

ZERO defects :D

 

ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe

Corsair XMS TWINX2048 PC4000PT

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton Core .13um

Dual Channel Mode

 

CPU Ext Freq..................................177mhz

CPU Freq. Multiplier setting................Auto

CPU Freq Multiple.............................12.5

Sytem Performance...........................User Defined

CPU Interface..................................Optimal

Memory Freq...................................100%

Resulting Freq..................................177mhz

Memory Timings................................Optimal

SDRAM Active Precharge delay.............8

SDRAM RAS to CAS delay....................3

SDRAM RAS Precharge delay................3

SDRAM CAS Latency...........................3

FSB Spread Spectrum.........................Disabled

AGP Spread Spectrum.........................Disabled

CPU Vcore setting..............................Auto

CPU Vcore........................................1.65v

Graphics Aperture size........................256mb

AGP Freq..........................................Auto

Sys BIOS cacheable...........................Disabled

Vid RAM Cacheable.............................Disabled

DDR Reference Voltage........................2.8v

AGP VDDQ Voltage..............................1.5v

AGP 8x Support..................................Enabled

AGP Fast Write...................................Enabled

 

Results:

2215Mhz for CPU, RAM running at DDR354 / 1201mb/s

Highest temp running 3DMark 05: CPU: 46C Mobo: 28C

(btw i have a custom duct running from AC to rear INTAKE fan (on comp), front fan is ...exhaust...coz I smoke Ciggs and the AC is right behind the comp anyway so why not use it :D)

 

3DMark 05 score: no difference

 

Tonight I'll put comp in hurt locker and see how she does.

 

THANKS guys you saved MY day and made MY life a lot easier...KUDOS to the RAM_GUYS

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check this revamped version...I ...DON't claim knowledge of these things but Im real lucky on google searches.heres the link to the home page:

 

http://www.memtest86.com/

 

its an .iso file version 3.2 took me two secs to make boot CD with it..

 

let me know what u think it seems from the articles etc that this is an upgraded version (ie recognizes more CPU's chipsets RAM etc)

 

but in all honesty im totally newb at this "messin with the BIOS thing" other than the simple stuff like disabling what i dont use etc

 

 

Funny part is i was an electronics tech for 11 years worked on comps (mainframes etc)

but this desktop world is a whole new experience for me....esp since im retired and on fixed income....dont wanna "cook" anything by accident :)

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Thx again...apparently memtest86 v1.65 IS a higher version than v3.2 :/

~~go figure~~ lol

 

ran v1.65 all night...no problems :biggrin:

ran Super Pi all day yesterday also CPU temps as per ASUS probe: CPU 40C Mobo 26C.....also my BIOS reports temps 7 degrees higher than ASUS probe..so I think I'll go by the BIOS lol

 

Thx for all the help [Wired too :)] great info great site....

one thot.....collect links to all those progs and put a "downloads" thingy on ur home page....it'd make it easier for us newbs :sigh!:

 

Anyway even tho I'm dying to try for 200Mhz FSB Imma stay at this OC for a few months...till funds permit some turbo cooling setup or maybe a REAL PSU .....Im gonna need one for the next Mobo :/

 

as always CORSAIR ROX !

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