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Windows XP 32 bit randomic freezing with CM3X-1333


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Hi,

I'm a new member of this forum and I'd like to say "hello" to all the other members/staff.

Now I'll post my problem with the hope to find an help:

 

I've installed 4 modules of CM3X 1024 - 1333C9DHX and I set the speed at 1066Mhz on my P5K3 Deluxe (cause I red that's no way to use this kind of RAM at 1333 with this MB...), so I can boot up and use my computer, anyway, sometimes and without any reason, Windows XP freezes and I need to restart the PC. I didn't find a connection with the operations or the programs running while it freeze cause they are differrent and in different moments (sometimes with Microsoft Word, Windows Mediaplayer, iTunes, etc, sometimes immediately at startup in other situations after hours of use sometimes never).

Sometimes, after the restart it automatically goes to the Motherboard setup telling that "the overclock is failed" even if I didn't set any kind of overcloking (everything "auto" and only 1066 speed set) . It's more than 1 year I've got this problem, can you help me to find the right bios configuration to solve it?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

P.S.

For a period I tried to Use Mac OS X, but with the same problems.

 

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and load setup defaults and then set the memory Voltage to 1.7 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.

 

Also please note that you should get the matching set replaces so they match should you fiind one is failing.

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Hi Ram Guy,

thank you for your help, I'd like to give you a feedback on the operations I have performed:

 

- I've downloaded the latest Bios version for P5K3 Deluce (1206), then I've set to the default value the Bios (I've only changed the voltage from automatic value to 1,7V as you told me);

- I've tested each module singolarly for more than 3 hours, without founding any kind of problem;

- I've installed back all the 4 modules and changed the speed to 1066MHz.

 

From that moment, until now, I had no more windows freezing even in high stress situation.

 

What do you think it was the real solution? (I think it's the 1,7V setting, should it be?)

 

When I started the PC with only 1 module I used the 1333MHz speed and everything worked fine while using all modules it stops after Bios or during windows loading. Is there a way to use all module at the maximum speed?

 

Is there an optimal configuration for P5K3 Deluxe?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

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You can try it at DDR133 but if it is not stable I would suggest running them at DDr1066 and you can try and increase the memory Voltage to 1.8-1.9 Volts and increase the NB/MCH Voltage to +.2 Volts over default as well.
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