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    Unhappy GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    ... or is it a heating issue?

    Hello!

    I'll start from the beginning.

    About a year ago I upgraded my computer with a new motherboard,
    a new processor (Intel E6850), 2 gigs of RAM Crucial Ballistix (2*1) 400Mhz.
    No overclocking on the processor (since i'm not an expert, but i want to learn ^^) I set the timings on the memory as specified, 4-4-4-12@2.2v (i discovered later it should be 2.0V, but CPUID says 2.2V?)

    So far so good for almost a year, but for about 3-4 months ago i bought 2 more gigs of RAM, same brand and speed.
    I'm planning to upgrade(?) to Vista.
    And the memorys were cheap... :D

    I believe everyting was fine for a month or so when the problems started, lots of programs crashed, got some BSOD.
    First i suspected software, but after one bluecreen i tested the memorys with memtest and it found a LOT of errors. I removed the memorys and tested one at the time and different banks, no problem found.
    Put the memorys back and the computer was fine again...

    But no!

    Just 1 or 2 days later it started again. I have to mention that the weather was very warm then and it was very hot in the room, so i suspected it might be an heating issue as well, i removed the, hm don't know the word, but the "plate" on the side of the computer...
    But no luck.

    I tested the computer with Everest and one of the sensors (Temp3) ran high (60 degrees celcius) when stressing the computer with benchmark.
    And i got some error message saying, hardware fault something...
    Same thing with Orthos.

    Then i tested 5-5-5-18 (I set everything on auto in Bios) on the memorys
    and then i was stable!? But why did it work before? Is there a problem with NorthBridge?

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Crucial Die OFTEN, with to much volts, not enough volts, ect. Everyday I see a new "3rd RMA on my Crucials" thread at various sites.

    They USED to be the best, but by far are not anymore. << Just one users opinion of course, but you will have those when you ask such things

    Your ram should have the rated voltage (Means Max warrantied, not Max amount needed for stock speed operation) written on a sticker on the side of the ram. If it is not you can look at the SPD programmed voltages in CPU-z, as you said, or Memset

    And Crucial are widely known for not working in GA-P35 boards very well. So I would have to say that is your issue.

    If you would like me to help you see if the ram is the issue I can give you some suggested manual settings for stock on your board. Please first test again though, one stick at a time with all setting at stock in the BIOS with memtest86+ 2.01 >>>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Then please load the settings you was using, if they are different into this template. I will post you back some 444-12 settings that should work fine, provided your ram is not dying and that your board is allowing the ram to be compatible (My opinion it is not with any GA-P35 board, some will disagree but I know what I know) >>>>

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]

    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time________________ ?
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ ?
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______?
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ ?
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ ?
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ ?
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ ?
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ ?
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ ?
    Static tRead Value_______________ 1-31
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ 1-31

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Got **** that was fast!!! :D

    Ok, my english isn't that good but from what I understand from you.
    You wan't me to reply the current configuration and the configuration i had when i was working? If so, it's easy, everything was on auto except:

    CAS Latency Time________________ 4
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 4
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______4
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 12

    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.200V]

    And the rest was, as said before, on auto... Do you need the settings anyway?

    The revision is 1.1 and bios F10

    Now everything is auto, it's dimmed but it says 5-5-5-18 but i don't remember the rest.

    edit: I was thinking, if i change the memory to another brand, which should I use?
    Last edited by Wipe; 09-03-2008 at 04:41 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Sorry about the late reply this time around, I was stuck in trying to help someone find their Cores! HAHA

    YA, Let me see em anyway. But from what you say it sounds like you may just have some damaged Crucial. Auto usually is off a bit but with 2x1 it is not such a big deal. I would think your auto settings should have been fine

    Can you test the ram on another board, if not use yours Use memtst86+ rev 2.01 linked above. And test them at stock speed/timings and voltages one by one

    Since you asked I personally recommend Black or Blue Mushkin models. And then G.Skill or Geil after that. Mushkin and G.Skills are both pretty cheap right now if you can shop newegg you are in luck for sure

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    How about OCZ?

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Do you ask because of budget or availability?
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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Or how about Mushkin DDR2 PC6400/800MHz CL5 2GB*2?

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post

    Do you ask because of budget or availability?
    Availability! Since our distributors dont supply those brands.
    But I found some Mushkin as mentioned.

    edit:
    I found these, which should i use?
    Mushkin 4GB (2x2GB), EM2-6400, 5-5-5-12 138$
    Mushkin 4GB (2x2GB) XP2-6400, 4-4-4-12 160$
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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    The XP models are Very nice! Em, wouldn't get it is a budget chip for building systems like you would use at school or work and such. Not for home overclockers I guess

    Ya, those XP's are nice. Black Heatspreaders and overclock nice. Which Model is it? 996580? If so, that is what I am saving to get a hold of $116 here with 20 rebate

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R - Memory problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    The XP models are Very nice! Em, wouldn't get it is a budget chip for building systems like you would use at school or work and such. Not for home overclockers I guess

    Ya, those XP's are nice. Black Heatspreaders and overclock nice. Which Model is it? 996580? If so, that is what I am saving to get a hold of $116 here with 20 rebate
    Yes, 996580w, dont know the 'w' stands for, but what the heck, I don't care as long as they will work with my setup.

    If I get them can you help me with the settings in bios to get them working as optimal as possible?

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