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Old 02-15-2005, 07:23 AM   #11
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You need to do again but with only 1 stick in a time. There are three possibilities, a bad stick or compatibility between the ram, the speed differential.

Give it a try and post back.
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:37 AM   #12
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i sorta had the same problem...i think its your motherboard..god i will never buy an asus again, update your motherboard to lastest bios and update chipset drivers it worked for me
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Old 02-15-2005, 09:06 AM   #13
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Why are you using a 400Mhz memory stick with a 266 Mhz; you're creating a bootleneck so your PC is certainly much slower than it is suppose to be. I bet you placed your sticks in dual channel configuration too! where both sticks have to be the same.
Remove that 266 (PC2100) RAM out of your computer, it's just creating the slow down bottleneck effect which distabilies your computer cycles. If you have a 400 Mhz bus put 400Mhz RAM.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:58 AM   #14
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Default Ran memtest again on PC-400 stick

OK, I took out the PC-266 stick and ran the test again, here are the results:

Tst Pass Failing address Good Bad Err-bits count
7 2 0001af680a0-431.5MB 9abae7c2 babae7c2 20000000 1
7 2 0000e0380a0-224.5MB 5eb11fad 7eb11fad 20000000 1
7 2 0000579c0a0-87.7 MB 52945c9c 72945c9c 20000000 1
7 5 000189b60a0-393.3MB d6a6e98e f6a6e98e 20000000 1
7 5 0000b9e40a0-185.2MB dfa8ce17 ffa8ce17 20000000 1

So, is THIS test an indicator of a bad stick of RAM?

If so, what brand and type of RAM should I buy? I know Kingston or Corsair are some of the best, but I know to stay away from ValueRAM, so which type of Kingston or Corsair should I get??
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:19 PM   #15
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I was just reading through my motherboard's manual and have a few questions:

1. It says that it supports PC2700 to max. 4 banks only and PC3200 max. to 2 banks only. What does this mean?

2. It says that if using a CPU with 333 FSB, it only supports DDR333 RAM. Does this mean I have to run DDR333??

3. The max board FSB is 333 according to the manual, but it has the VIA KT400 chipset and says it supports the latest 400/333/266/200MHz 64-bit memory bus, so is it OK to run DDR400 on this board?

It also has a little table that shows FSB/DDR support and DDR400 is only checked under 200/266MHz FSB, whereas DDR333 is checked only under 333 FSB.

All of this information seems to conflict to me. I am confused as to what type of RAM I should use.

Does anybody know what my frequency multipliers should be set to for this combination???
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:10 PM   #16
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Alot of that information is very contradicting, U've confused me aswell!
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the chipset maybe handle 400fsb but the cpu socket may not...your suppose to use ddr2700
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Hey crew_dawg16,

Not sure why everyone is jumping to the conclusions they are so lets start off slow and find out what we are dealing with. Maybe they will be right.

First off, are you running Windows XP?
If you are Windows XP has a setting (turned on by default) that automatically reboots the system when STOP errors occur. So, this is were we are going to start (if you havn't already tried it).

1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties from the shortcut menu.

2. Click the Advance tab. Under the Startup and Recovery pane, click Settings.

3. In the startup and recovery dialog box, uncheck Automatically Restart.

Now, if that was the problem. The next time the STOP error occurs, a screen will appear that describes the source of the error.

Write down the information and post it here.

If you don't have Windows XP or you know this is not the problem. Post here and let me know.
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OK, I have done that before, (before format)I will do it again and post the info here.

Thanks
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:28 PM   #20
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Looks like you've got a faulty stick of DDR3200. The motherboard can use that speed of ram, in the bios you can set the speed of the memory so you could have clocked the DDR400 down to DDR2700 speed and everything would have been o.k. if the stick wasn't faulty.

I have put PC4000 in that motheboard while I was doing a job, so I know it can handle the higher speeds of ram even it it doesnt use them at full speed.
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