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Bad TWIN2X2048-6400?


timmmy

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I recently received my new evga 680i A1 board and now my memory is giving errors in memtest and blue screens in XP. I am running an e6400@3.2 Ghz and have the memory synced with a 1600mhz fsb. Running ram timings at 5-5-5-18 at 1.9 volts. I Keep getting 2 errors at the same spot in memtest during test 5. Orthos passes for 5 hours and then bsod. Any suggestions?

 

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system specs

 

E6400@3.2 temps @53C under a load, 33C idle

TWIN2X2048-6400

evga 680i A1

evga 8800 gts

toughpower 750 power supply

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Please make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard and then load optimized defaults and set the Memory Voltage to 1.9 volts and then set the timings to 5-5-5-12 (CAS-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) and then test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org! Please allow memtest to run 2-3 passes on each module. If you still get errors, we will be happy to replace them! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure.
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I did what you said and both sticks test fine by themselves. Although as soon as I put them both in the errors start again. I ran orthos overnight and it showed no errors this time. I have noticed that memtest does not identify my chipset or ram speed and timings as usual. Does anyone know if memtest fully supports the newest revision of the 680i? I starting to think it can't as now everything seems stable in windows, but with just a couple errors in memtest.
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Unfortunately, I don't have another system to test with or know anyone else with a modern system. I'm going to guess it is a voltage regulation issue with the board since there are forum topics covering this elsewhere. Most solutions a based around changing the thermal paste on the voltage regulator heatsink, which I will try when I get some ceraminque later. My system is now stable with Memtest and Orthos now, so I'm happy to be at my 3.2ghz overclock.
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