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I'm having a problem with my ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 board and my ram..

Whenever I boot with 2x512 DDR333 PNY ram (Dual-Channel), my computer starts for about 3-5 seconds, doesn't display anything on the screen, and shuts off automatically. This also happens if I use them both in Single-Channel mode, but ONLY on the 2nd boot and beyond, not on the first one.

I have the newest bios, stock motherboard drivers (The ones that come on the Asus CD), and my memory timings are:

5(Precharge)-2(RAS-to-CAS)-2(RAS Precharge)-2.5T(CAS Latency)
My memory timings are set as "optimal", and my memory frequency (MHz) is set as "Auto" (166/333). Any help?

System Specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (2.0Ghz~) Thoroughbred-B
Asus A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 Motherboard
Chaintech Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB
Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus 120GB 7200RPM ATA133 HD
Western Digital 30GB 5400RPM ATA100 HD
2x512 PC2700 PNY Technologies ram
300W Enlight Corp. Power Supply

Also, I tested if it was because I didn't have enough power by unhooking my cd-rom drives and 30GB hard-drive before booting, and it didn't make any difference.
 

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If you have any other PCI slots, try swapping them around.
If that doesn't work, try manually settings the memory timings for say: 6-3-3-2..
If all else fails replace the ram. :dead:

Btw your system looks very similiar to mine. :O
 
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