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Old 01-09-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I'm having some problems apparently stemming form my RAM. When I boot up my PC, my AMI BIOS give me a three beep error code (Memory Read/Write Error in first 64KB block). I reseated them in different banks, same problem. I've also bought new RAM, and I get the same beep code. I've ran memtest off of Knoppix on both sets of RAM and both pass. I also did the eraser trick, checked my RAM settings in the BIOS, sprayed the banks with compressed air, upgraded the power supply, and hired an exorcist. Now I'm flat out of ideas. I am able to boot into both of my OSes for the most part OK, but in XP I'll get an occasional BSOD referring to the RAM.

This is the second board for my system. The first board had it's own memory issues too which is the main factor in getting my current board. This rebuild is using the same over all hardware (case, CPU, DVD, etc.). I find it improbable for two boards to have memory issues even after switching RAM and boards, so I doubt buying another board will do.

My system was built by yours truly. My motherboard is a MSI MS-7508 (with current BIOS) with two 1 gig PC2-6400 Crucial RAM with proper voltage, timing, and FSB. The second pair is two 1 gig PC2-6400 Mushkin RAM I'm at my wits end.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help remedy my problem?

Thanks people.
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Try setting the memory at a lower speed like 333 and see if you still get the beeps.
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Thanks for the reply wrench97!

I failed to mention that I've under and over clocked my processor and RAM to see if that helps. I've dropped the speed of the RAM from 800 MHz to 400 and I still get the beeps.
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If it's not the Ram and there is no Bios update to address it I would think it's a motherboard problem.
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Like I said, this is the second motherboard with this problem. I doubt if the board has something to do with it. Bah! This machine must be cursed!
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run memtest on the ram 1 stick at a time

https://www.memtest.org/



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Yeah, I ran memtest from Knoppix on each stick of RAM. All four sticks passed with no errors.
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what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them



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