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I have had these match set since 4/29/06 which was purchased through Newegg. Upon receiving items they were tested using the memtest. At that time after several hours of repeated testing....there were no errors found.


Recently....over the last couple of months....my PC (home built) has been acting up. Getting ramdon characters in pages, half a jpg image will appear while the rest is in some psychedelic color.


I've ran the memtest again, with just one module at a time. Neither now will pass the test. I'm getting (IIRC) errors around test number 5 or 6. All other hardware appears to be working find.


About a week ago I had to reformat my drive after trying to install SP3....which never took. Since then, again I have been getting some problems with ramdon characters on pages and same problem with jpg images. Not sure if this is connected, but I'm even now unable to watch a youtube video to the end. About half-way though.....it goes into constant buffering mode.


Suggestions please.

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Download Memtest86+ V2.11 from--->

and extract the ISO image. Burn the ISO image to an CD-ROM disk.

Download CPU-z from

Shut the system down. Insert a single stick in the slot 1 (Closest to the CPU). Restart. Enter the BIOS. Set to these values:

Advanced Chipset Features Settings:

CPU External Frequency - 166 (333)
CPU Frequency Multiple – 11
Memory Frequency - 120%
CPU Vcore - Auto
System Performance = Optimal
AGP Frequency can be given the following values - 100MHz.
DDR Reference Voltage – 2.8V
AGP VDDQ Voltage – 1.5V 

DRAM Settings:

SDRAM Active Precharge Delay – 6
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay – 3
SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay – 3
SDRAM CAS Latency – 2T

Memory Frequency - 120% 

Shut down the System. Boot to the Memtest Version 2.11 CD and allow for two full passes. Remove the stick and insert the other stick in the third slot and retest. Finally, insert a stick on the first and third slot and retest.



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Okay I've had to get on my laptop to post this as I'm running the memtest now on my desktop.


These times that you gave...they aren't listed as you have them in my bios settings.


So I'm going to need some hand holding here. What I have is the trcd, tras, trp, etc.


Which of those times go to what in the above sentence?


I very seldom if at all get into the bios section.


I'm running the memtest with the current settings that the motherboard set for these modules. At first I got stuck on test 7 with a freeze up. Finally found the USB legacy at to be disable.


After correcting that I was able to run the test. Pass 1 found no errors on the first module and is currently running the second pass.


Then I will continue with the test order of the modules as suggested.


Just need help on getting these settings set as you suggested.



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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Sorry for getting back late with the requested information. I'm dealing with AG issues with the spring planting season.


Motherboard ASUS A8N32SLI-Deluxe

Bios 1103

Processor AMD Athlon 64 3700+

Speed 2200 MHz


Under Advance Settings

Module version 14.04

Physical count 1

Logical Count 1

Revision E6

Cache L1 64KB

Cache L2 1024KB

Multiplier 11X


MTRR Mapping = Continuous

1T/2T Memory timing = Auto

Memory Setting

Memory Configuation

Memry CK 200 MHZ

CAS Latency (Tcl) 3.0

RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd) 3 CLK

Min Active RAS (Tras) 8 CLK

Row Precharge Time (Trp) 3 CLK

RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd) 2 CLK

Row Cycle (Trc) 9 CLK

Row Refresh Cycle (Trwt) 13 CLK

Read Write Delay (Trwt) 2 CLK

Read Preamble 5.5 ns

Asynchronous Latency 7 ns

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Please make sure that you have the latest BIOS version and then load setup defaults and set the memory Voltage to 2.75 Volts then set these settings with 2 modules only installed.

DDR Voltage 2.75/2.8 Volts

MTRR Mapping = Continuous

1T/2T Memory timing = 2T

Memory Setting

Memory Configuation

Memry CK 200 MHZ

CAS Latency (Tcl) 2.0

RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd) 3 CLK

Min Active RAS (Tras) 6 CLK

Row Precharge Time (Trp) 3 CLK

RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd)Auto/Bios Default

Row Cycle (Trc) Auto/Bios Default

Row Refresh Cycle (Trwt) Auto/Bios Default

Read Write Delay (Trwt) Auto/Bios Default

Read Preamble Auto/Bios Default

Asynchronous Latency Auto/Bios Default

Legacy USB: Disabled

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