Hi Everyone, this is my first post here, mostly due to my ram conundrum.

This is my problem. I have a new motherboard which supports dual channel RAM, a while ago I bought 2 twinmos dual channel kits from a reputable dealer, giving a total of 2 GB ram (I'm all about excess) in my old motherboard, It worked fine.
So I transfer it all across and everything goes smoothly, until I play something which requires a bit of Juice, like Civ4, UFO aftershock, Oblivion, or NWN2, in which I get random crashes.
So I test the ram using windiag. Lo and behold I get a whole bunch of errors, about 100.
I remove all sticks, test them one at a time in the same slot, no errors.
I check each slot with sone stick, no errors.
I check each pair in dual channel, no errors.
I check 2 'unpaired' sticks in the same bank of slots, ie non dual channel, no errors.
I put all four back in, 100 or so errors.

So right now I'm wondering if I need to buy 2 or 4 more sticks of ram. Heh.

P4 3GHz socket 478 in Albatron PX865PEC Pro
Radeon 9800 Pro, 256 MB ram.
450W PSU
cant think of anything else that is pertinant.



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Last Post by Chaky

You Might have a problemb with your CPU, I think you have too much RAM in there, and your CPU isent coping with it, i suggest you get a more powerfull CPU, or read your motherboard manuel (i cant spell manuel), as it could be a problem with the dip switches for your RAM or your CPU but i wouldent change that unless you were 100% sure that was the problem, and you knew what you were doing, as if you get them wrong, you will fry all the RAM and the CPU.

Good luck,


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