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CM2X2048-8500C5D Frequent BSOD/Freezing during games


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Hi, this is quite a frustrating problem.


The system I am using is about 1 year old, and the problem I am having is only in certain games. There is however no pattern that I can see(IE cod4 works fine, but fallout 3 does not)


Over the past year I have been acquiring parts to build a completely different system, so I now have tested this problem with different Video Card, Mobo, and PSU. No matter what I change out, I still get the same exact issue of freezing/bsod. The only thing I have not purchased yet and have not had a chance to swap are a new processor and Ram.


When I first built the system I was unaware of the necessity to set the DRAM timings, but I believe that they are now set to EPP standards (CL-5, TRCD-5, TRP-5, TRAS-5, CR-2T 2.1v) and I have also(recently) tried setting the TRC to 22.


I have performed memtest on both sticks individually and at the same time and received no errors.


This problem has been happening since the system was put together. I originally thought the problem could be because of video memory, but the swapping of the video cards rules that out


I have been building systems for a while now, but I am not much of an overclocker. I am hoping that I have missed a setting somewhere and someone else can catch it. Also im not 100% certain that the ram is the problem, but hoping that I can atleast be pointed in the right direction here.


Thanks in advance





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I have tried all the changes mentioned in that post except the load line calibration, and the term/ref voltage.


I have been looking through my bios for a while now changing settings just to see if those values will show up. I cant find them, and they are definately not in the manual.

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Now I have tried changing my ram freq to 800mhz, and changed it from dual to single channel. It is a little more stable then before, but I still get bsod, and freezing. I noticed that if I have a web page open while playing a game, it almost guarantees a bsod, while closing all programs will get me an extra 15minutes before a freeze happens.


This along with the 10 other threads with similar problems leads me to believe that there is either a configuration problem, or the ram is just not working properly with asus boards.

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and load setup defaults and then set the memory Voltage to 2.1 Volts then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, and test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org to be sure one is not failing. If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! 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. In addition, with some MB's (Mostly ASUS) you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.


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