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Building AMD FX-51 on a Asus SK8N Mobo Need RAM HELP please


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I am starting to spec this PC out and am having some trouble getting this memory thing together. I will be going with the AMD FX-51 and the Asus SK8N. Asus posts that the following modules are compatible with this MOBO (SK8N) [B]SK8N DDR 333 Memory Qualified Vender List (For optimum performance and overclocking stability) Size Vendor Model Brand SS/DS Component A* B* C* [/B] 256MB Apacer 77.10632.112 Infineon SS HYB25D256800BT-6 B v v v 512MB Apacer 77.10732.112 Infineon DS HYB25D256800BT-6 B v v   512MB Apacer 78.91052.111 Infineon DS HYB25D256800BT-6 B v v v 256MB ATP AB32L72Q8SQB3S SAMSUNG SS K4H560838D-TCB3 v v v 512MB ATP AB64L72Q8S8B3S SAMSUNG DS K4H560838D-TCB3 v v v 1024MB ATP AB28L72P4SMB3C Infineon DS HYB25D256400BT v v v 256MB SimpleTech S256M3RHK1-A Infineon SS HYB25D256800BT v v v 512MB CORSAIR CM72SD512RLP-2700/S SAMSUNG DS K4H560838D-TCB3 v   v [U][I][B]1024MB CORSAIR CM74SD1024RLP-2700/S SAMSUNG DS K4H560438D-TCB3 v v v [/B] [/I] [/U] 256MB NANYA NT256D72S89B0G U-6K NANYA SS NT5DS32M8BT-6K v v v 512MB NANYA NT512D72S4PB0G U-6K NANYA DS NT5DS64M4BT-6K v v v 512MB Kingston KVR333X72RC25/ 512 Micron DS 46V64M4 v v v 1024MB ATP AB28L72T4SQB3S SAMSUNG DS K4H560438D-TCB3 v v v [B]SK8N DDR 400 Memory Qualified Vender List The following table lists the memory modules that have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard. [/B] Size Vendor Model Brand SS/DS Component A* B* C* 256MB SAMSUNG M312L3223EG0-CCC SAMSUNG SS K4H560838E-GCCC v v v A* - supports one module inserted in any slot in a Single-channel memory configuration B* - supports one pair of modules inserted into either the blue or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration [U][B][I]C* - support for 4 modules inserted into the blue and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration[/I][/B] [/U] What I am looking for is the following if at all possible. I want 4 modules running in Dual Channel mode according to the bold and underlined above. I also want this system to run in at [B]Cas 2-3-2-6[/B] I also want a minimun of 512 sticks in the each of the 4 banks, [B]I prefer 1 gig sticks per bank.[/B] I also would like the memory to be a minimun of DDR2700 (333), [B]but I would prefer DDR3200 (400).[/B] Sorry for this posts size. :[pouts: Please advise, Aaron :confused:
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Twinx2048RE-3200 = 3-4-4-8 Would this really be the best solution and performance memory for this system? Another question... The end game that I am trying to achieve is 4 gigs of memory. With the SK8V I dont think its possible. The reason i wanted to use the Asus SK8N is for the 4 banks using dual channel in both banks. 1024MB CORSAIR CM74SD1024RLP-2700/S SAMSUNG DS K4H560438D-TCB3 v v v SK8N DDR 400 Memory Qualified Vender List The following table lists the memory modules that have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard. C* - support for 4 modules inserted into the blue and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration According to Asus this is the only board they make with this option. Is what you are saying is that this Twinx2048RE-3200 = 3-4-4-8 in this SK8V would have better proformance then this. 4x1024MB CORSAIR CM74SD1024RLP-2700/S SAMSUNG DS K4H560438D-TCB3 v v v On a SK8N Set at s 2-3-2-6 To sum up this big post which I apoligize for in advance. What system do you think will be better? System 1 - Asus SK8N with 4x1024MB CORSAIR CM74SD1024RLP-2700 Cas 2-3-2-6 System 2 - Asus SK8V with TWINX2048-3200 XMS3200 2048MB Cas 3-4-4-8 Thanks again for you time. Aaron
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First off CM74SD1024RLP-2700 is Cass 2.5-3-3-7 not Cass 2-3-2-6. Both MB's are escentually the same MB only different chipset. And I would suggest either module with either MB. But Sk8V would be a faster MB and what I would suggest.
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OK friend, I think I have made my decision on this system. Please let me know your thoughts. FX-51 on a SK8V with 2x Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Platinum Series, Low Latency (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) ECC Registered DDR PC-3200 - Retail running these timings. Cas Latency: 2-3-2-6. Hope to hear from you soon I AM EGAR TO SPEND SOME CASH :D: Thanks again, Aaron
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Dear Sir, I have built this pc and now when it boots it hangs at the Windows XP Pro splash screen. Then after sitting there for about 5 mins hte system will BSOD with what looks to be memory errors. Any advice ? The parts for this system are exactly what is listed above in this thread. Please advise. Aaron
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Aaron, What is the exact part# of our modules you got? Twinx1024RE-3200LL? Also what is the bios version you have and what slots do you have them in as well as the bios settings you have set? And have you ran [url]www.memtest.org[/url] with these one at a time to make sure one is not failing and have you updated to the latest bios? [URL=ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/socket940/sk8v/1002-019.zip]SK8V Beta bios 1.002 Beta 019[/URL]
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Twinx1024RE-3200LL is what i have. Running memtest on a module now. Not sure what I am looking for here. I also installed the bios u suggested above with all default settings. Please advise. I built the system exactly as we have dicussed above. 2 sets of Twinx1024RE-3200LL ( total memory 2 gigs ). Aaron
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This is the exact BSOD message i get when the system attemps to boot. STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Unhandled Exception in the Session Manager systems process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000006 (0x77f94213 0x0015fad8). The system has been shut down.
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No the wierd part is that if I format and install XP pro again the system will run fine for about 30 mins. Then is BSOD's. So basically if I format the system it will run for approx 30 mins to 1 hour then never boot again until I re-format. It hangs at the Black spash sceen for windows XP PRO where the blue progress bar moves from left to right for about 5-10 minutes then times out to the error above. As an overview of this system to avoid any confusion. AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 (Retail Box-w-Fan) Asus SK8V VIA K8T800 Audio/LAN/USB DDR 400 Athlon 64 2 GB (4 pcs 512) DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair XMS (TwinX1024-3200LLPT) ATI (Asus) 9800 XT 256 MB DDR 8X/4XAGP DVI TV-OUT 2 Western Digital 74 GB SATA 10K Raptor (WD740GD) Aaron
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I am not 100% sure on this memtest thing. I ran memtest on each stick and all appear to have errors. I could be reading the test wrong but they all error at some point. I have also tried booting the system with 1 stick in the mobo and they all do the same thing. This is really wierd... Aaron
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Enermax EG651P-VE (FMA) 550 Watt PS Yes I have the system BIOS set to defaut. Just a FYI here and I am not sure I need to change this or not. THe defaults for this BIOS are not set for error checking. There is a field in this bios to turn ECC on or off and the default is off. Aaron
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Please load setup default, and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and test the modules one at a time with [url]www.memtest.org[/url]. In addition, please make sure that you have the latest bios installed and that you followed the bios flash notes when you flash it. If you are indeed getting errors with both modules, that would suggest some other problem, MB, CPU, PSU, or maybe some PCI card you have installed. If you have SK8N, I would ask your reseller to swap for SK8V. If you have SK8V, I would try the latest bios and try the above steps. You can enable ECC, however I would only enable it, do not set any of the other options. Like Scrub!
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[quote name='RAM GUY']Please load setup default, and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts and test the modules one at a time with [url]www.memtest.org[/url]. In addition, please make sure that you have the latest bios installed and that you followed the bios flash notes when you flash it. If you are indeed getting errors with both modules, that would suggest some other problem, MB, CPU, PSU, or maybe some PCI card you have installed. If you have SK8N, I would ask your reseller to swap for SK8V. If you have SK8V, I would try the latest bios and try the above steps. You can enable ECC, however I would only enable it, do not set any of the other options. Like Scrub![/QUOTE] I have the SK8V MOBO and I have 4 sticks (2pairs) of this memory and the latest BIOS. I sent the PC in whole back to the company I purchased all the parts from today. I am letting them deal with it from this point. I will post when i get it back and all is working. Thanks for the help. Aaron
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