lee-vivendi Posted January 3, 2007 Share Posted January 3, 2007 Hi, I've recently built a system with an Asus M2N32 SLI WS Pro motherboard instead of the usual M2N32 SLI Deluxe boards I tend to use. Spec: Asus M2N32 SLI WS Pro (BIOS - 0903) AMD Athlon FX 62 Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3D 2 x 1gb matched pair Nvidia 8800 GTX Seagate 500gb SATA Sony DVD ROM Tagan 900w PSU The installation of Windows XP Pro went fine as did the installation of any apps I wanted to install. After a day or so it started to become unstable and things would randomly lockup and crash, but not to the extent of a BSOD. It's running the latest Nforce drivers for chips and video card as well as the latest Creative drivers for the sound card. Anyway, I thought I'd run a few tests using Sissoft Sandra to put it through it's paces and as before all seemed fine, as it did with looping 3DMark 06. But after using it for normal things for a while it started to become flaky again so I decided to run memtest on it. The first pass was clear, but on the second pass test 7 it showed one error. I left it running over night and came back to plenty of errors. Today I've had a play around with using different slots on the motherboard with the same results. I've also tried running one stick at a time and with both sticks no errors have been found. Memory timings in the BIOS are all set to default and no components are overclocked. I've tried it with both SLI compatible memory enabled and disabled in the BIOS. Before I RMA the RAM are there any known issues with this motherboard and this RAM or this configuration? Is there something I need to be playing with or fine tuning in the BIOS? I get the feeling it's not actually the RAM that's at fault here. I also tried a couple of sticks of Corsair TwinX DDR2 8500 and found it all to be fine. Then I tried a second pair of the TwinX DDR2 8500 and the machine wouldn't post, so removed one stick and all was well, so I swapped the two and it didn't post. Obviously it looks like one stick out of that pair is faulty, which is rare with Corsair (and I've bought lots of the stuff), especially as that's the second pair in as many months where one stick has been so dead the machine has given out the RAM error beeps. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lee Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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