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post #11 of 21
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will rma the bad one...however, could the cpu also have a problem? The bad memory is out and it still hangs...doesn't crash, freezes...
doesn't really seems like cpu problems.....I had this problem and it was memory problems. What is your bios setting on this? (FSB etc)
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post #12 of 21
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OCZ 4x2GB Platinum DDR2-800 rated at 5-4-4-15, SPD at 800 is 6-6-6-18, running at 6-8-8-24. Was running at 365FSB, DDR 913. Right now at 350FSB, DDR 840. And right now with only 2 sticks. Memory is 2v, MCH is +.2v, FSB is +.05v.

At this speed memset hung...stopped advancing, at the same point in test 5 twice.

I needed a repeatable testing sequence that gives me an indication of what the problem may be. Slow the memory to DDR 700? Slow some of the timings more?

I have always been confused by these. Listing says PC6400, 5-4-4-15. SPD says 400 (DDR2-800), 6-6-6-18. And it won't even run that. What happened to 5-4-4-15?
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post #13 of 21
Try these settings:

FSB 400MHz
MCH +.2v
Multiplier 6x
CPU Voltage 1.3v
System Mem Multiplier 2.0
Mem timings 5-4-4-15 (stock)
Mem voltage (stock; not sure what that voltage is)

Then run memtest again (with the memory at stock as per above) and see if it errors, if it does, then you should RMA. If you don't have any errors, then the settings on your memory were a bit off and causing problems. Most likely a lack of voltage and/or the timings were far too loose.
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Ok...running FSB 333, multiplier 9, cpu hotter than it needs to be, memory at 2.4 for PC 800, memory at spd + 5-4-4-15, memvoltage at 2.0, mch at +.2

It boots. However OCCT fails in less than a minute, hanging the system. Will run Memset later.
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Update...no reported memory errors but freezing in performance tests and three BDOD, two of which were during shutdowns. Tried another pair of memory sticks, and same problem. Fine at 266 or 300 FSB, freeze above. This stick is running tight timings at ddr1066.

So could this be the motherboard? Could the problem have been caused by the stick that fails memtest or could that stick have caused the problem?
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Update...no reported memory errors but freezing in performance tests and three BDOD, two of which were during shutdowns. Tried another pair of memory sticks, and same problem. Fine at 266 or 300 FSB, freeze above. This stick is running tight timings at ddr1066.

So could this be the motherboard? Could the problem have been caused by the stick that fails memtest or could that stick have caused the problem?
Loosen your RAM timings to see if that fixes it.
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post #17 of 21
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Did...ran the suspect memory, rated 5-4-4-15 @ DDR800 at 6-8-8-24...same problem.

Also occurs at DDR667 if FSB is 333 (tested 266, 300, 333). Note, outside of test it will run at FSB 350.
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When you are getting the BSOD's and lockups, do you have all four memory modules installed? Have you gotten any with just 1 or two sticks installed? Seems to me like the memory controller might be getting overloaded once you reach a certain speed (i.e. FSB, since memory speed is related to the FSB speed).
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post #19 of 21
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Right now two sticks. I tested them in pairs on memtest, and the other pair had an error in test 7. Always the same fc address at the end.

On one pair and fsb <=300 it is more stable. Not perfect, but manageable.

However, it was running 4 sticks at DDR900, FSB 350-365 with no problem other than OCCT getting too hot at FSB 365 .

Now it can't run FSB 333.

It seems the memory controller is toast.

I wonder if the bad sticks would be ok with a working memory controller.

And MemTest takes well over 1 hour per pass. With installation and reruns, it takes a long time. Ugh!
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Have you got a spare motherboard/computer to test the sticks in to make sure they're actually OK? If you can and they are, then I think it would be the motherboard at fault.
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