Phishie Posted January 14, 2007 Share Posted January 14, 2007 Hello, I just built this system about a week ago and it is having a really hard time booting. Could memory be at fault here? (1GB Corsair Value Select DDR2 667 [VS1GB667D2]) System Specs: Asus P5NSLI (Using latest BIOS [ACPI BIOS Revision 0903]) Intel Core2Duo E6600 2.4 GHz 1GB Corsair Value Select DDR2 667 (VS1GB667D2) eVGA nVidia GeForce 7950GT KO Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor HDD Silverstone 600W Modular PSU Symptoms: 1. Random restarts - Especially during boot-up. 2. Lock ups during boot-up. 3. Lock ups during POST or MOBO splash screen. Sometimes the POST only loads partially. 4. Sometimes it will crash after I enter my password and Windows begins loading. 5. BSOD after the "Windows is Loading" splash screen, immediately followed by a quick restart. 6. Sometimes I get a black screen with nothing but a "_" there after POST. I have run Memtest86+ V1.65 on this stick of RAM. For the most part Test Test #5 [block move, 64 moves] was being failed so I decided to do 5 passes only testing #5. Here are the results: Intel Conroe (65n 2400MHz) L1 Cache: 64k 39347 MB/s L2 Cache: Unknown Memory: 1023M 15687 MB/s Chipset: nForce4 SLI Intel Edition - FSB: 266MHz - Type: DDR-II Settings: RAM: 332MHz (DDR665)/CAS: 5-7-7-31/Single Channel(64 bits) 5 Passes resulting in 87 errors in Test #5 [block move, 64 moves] After Pass 1: 22 errors After Pass 2: 32 errors After Pass 3: 54 errors After Pass 4: 73 errors After Pass 5: 87 errors WallTime: 0:18:40 Cached: 1023M RsvdMem: 276M MemMap: e820-Std Cache: On ECC: Off Test: #5d Pass: 5 Errors: 87 ECC Errs: 0 Other thoughts: MemTest defaulted timings to CAS: 5-7-7-31. I tried using the timings recommended by Corsair (5-5-5-15-2T) but that made no difference in stability. I am currently running the timing on Auto. My system has more trouble starting up after a restart. If I turn the power off and wait about 10 seconds, then turn the power back on, I have a lot more luck in getting it to boot up. Most of the time my system is fine after Windows completely loads. Random restarts while I am running tasks happens very little but they do happen. I am currently posting from the computer I am having boot trouble with. Thanks in advance for all your help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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