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Old 24th April, 2006, 06:05 PM
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8K9A7I and 1 GB ramstick = crash

Hello,
I'm trying to boot my pc with a EP-8K9A7I and a new Kingston KVR400X64C3A/1G
1 GB 400 Mhz ram stick (http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/conf...R400X64C3A/1G).
It seems it can run Windows Xp but Linux 2.6 kernel it can't boot.. sometimes crashes/restarts at bootup or otherwise crashing/restarting after starting an app (mozilla and more).

I've checked all options i know of.. the motherboard manual says it should handle it though the default voltage is too low (which is set to right voltage of course). Timings are on SPD (auto) and shouldn't give a problem.
I failed running memtest86 on it since it restarted throughout the tests it ran..

Is it faulty ram or is the motherboard not _really_ capable of handling that ram stick?

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Old 24th April, 2006, 07:50 PM
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Stock voltage should be 2.6v... try 2.7v or even 2.8v, rinse and repeat with memtest.... Do NOT boot windows (or linux) again until memtest is rock stable.

With reboots, the memtest errors could also be caused by CPU, make sure it isn't overheating.

Instability will damage your file system until the drive is FUBAR.
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Old 25th April, 2006, 06:53 PM
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I checked the Kingston US Site:

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/conf...submit1=Search

I'm afraid it seems like Kingston doesn't recommend its 1G / 400M DDR on your system.

FWIW I agreed with the advice from SteveI - if it wont test solid on Memtest with a DOS boot disk then it'll just screw things up in Windows - just wish I always did these things myself
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Old 25th April, 2006, 11:37 PM
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I tried with 2.6v before i posted first time...
And now i tried running memtest with both 2.7v and 2.8v but it didnt even start the testing and crashed instantly with only parts of memtest showing.
And i reserted back to testing on 2.6v again.. and memtest ran all tests (multiple times) without a error. However Linux wouldn't boot and crashed during startup (it doesn't crash with some other old ram i used to have in it).

I'm now thinking it is a fault ram stick and maybe i'll send it back for a new one.
Unless of course, you have a fix for this?

Thanks for your help anyways
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Old 26th April, 2006, 12:55 PM
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On a side note,
Can you tell me why another ram stick of mine which i happened to try out on this motherboard, showed only half its capacity (in bios and windows)?

Thank you yet again
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