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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    Thanks for the replies folks. I tested the 4*1 GB setup at 5-5-5-18 with +0.2 V on the DDR2 and +0.2 on MCH with 800 Mhz. Unfortunately this turned up one error so I will need to go through and test each stick at this setting to see if I can isolate the problem.

    Is it possible that you can test each stick and get no errors but get error when using all 4 together?

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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    Quote Originally Posted by murcherson View Post
    Is it possible that you can test each stick and get no errors but get error when using all 4 together?
    Yes, but if all ram proved to be good and both channels are ok with 2 sticks then it may be possible to fix with some more tweaking.

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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    OK. I have tested each stick individually and they were ok. I then tested both pairs in both channels and that was fine (I had one error but I couldn't reproduce it and believe that this may have been due to the bios being reset at some point).

    I have done a quick test on 4 and it passed the test it was failing on before. This is using the settings I have mentioned previous post. I am a bit confused really.

    I want to leave testing on overnight to test properly. Is it ok to do this?

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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    Can't tell why you had error and now now. Errors that result from incorrect setting may accure at random, or it may be that reseating the ram solved some problem.
    You can leave it overnight shouldn't be a problem. The longer you test higher is the confident in the results.
    If it fail, try +0.3 DDR OverVoltage, 2.1 is still within memory spec.
    If it pass you may want to run a more stressful memory test such as Prime95 or ORTHOS blend, or customized blend, that may find problems memtest86+ is not designed to find.

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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    After leaving the testing on for all night I found that I had got 1 error on 2 passes. So it appears that the memory is failing but not on every pass (it had ran for 7 passes). It was the same block that failed on each pass. I am quite happy with the way my pc is performing as this memory appears to be running a fair bit faster than the elixir stuff I had previously.

    Am I ok just to leave my system as it is with the occasional error or should I really try and get it to the point where there are no errors. What is the worst that could happen if I leave it with this occasional error. What should I look at changing if I want to try and get rid of this error? Thanks.

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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    A system with a know memory error may (or may not) lead to file system corruption.
    I'd try some more tweaks to see if it can be stabilized.
    try the following changes
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    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual] 
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________54-56
    If you still get errors, try
    Code:
    Static tRead Value_______________5
    Errors at the same address usually indicate a faulty memory, you may want to run a long memory test on each of the sticks individually. If both errors happened at the same test # you can run that specific test in memtest86+.
    In memtest86+ screen press c, 1, 3, test number. enter, 0.

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    Default Re: ga-p35c-ds3r rev 2.1 memory problem

    I agree with Chike, more testing is necessary.
    Memtest86+ is good, as far as it goes, but it's not the final stability test for any system. I've had settings that didn't fail until after 5 or more passes, and had the most problems with test #5 and sometimes with test #7. In these cases, my bios settings needed some additional tweaking.

    Sometimes Memtest86+ passes extended testing, only to fail when doing overnight testing with Prime95 and/or OCCT.

    File/data corruption is a potentially serious problem that can also lead to BSODs and system instability.
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