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tonyf

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Hello,

I have been getting blue screens of death in WinXP Pro and whenever I play games like World of Warcraft they are constantly crashing. This has been happening for about 3 weeks. I downloaded Windows Memory Diagnostic and received the following error:

 

Results: 1

Pass: 1

Test: ERAND

Cache: On

Address: 23187598

Expected: a1db8a33

Actual: a1db0a33

 

My mobo is an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe and I have 2 sticks of TWINX1024 3200 512 MB.

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Please use the ASUS Bios 1.013 or newer and then, please try these settings:

With the A7N8X-E please set the FSB jumper to pins 2-3 furthest away from the CPU with the modules in slots 2-3 and then reset or clear the bios and load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and set the timings manually. Then please test the system with http://www.memtest.org.

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200 MHz

Memory timings: Manual

Would results in these settings

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

Graphics Aperture Size is 128 MB

If you get errors please test the modules one at a time to make sure one is not failing, I have had 4 of these exact MB's and this is what had to be done to solve problems with aggressive memory, no matters who's I tested. In addition, a few others have had some success disabling Spread Spectrum in the bios as well.

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Did exactly as you said and narrowed it down to 1 module. With the exception of memtest, because I do not have access to a cd burner right atm. The bad module created a ton of errors with the windows memory diagnostic. I am using the good stick and everything is fine. Able to install games and run games and no blue screens of death and no errors in windows memory diagnostic. continue with RMA for bad module?
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Let's get them replaced. Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part! Or *New* Tech Support Express” and we will be happy to replace them or it, please note that you are posting from the forum!
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