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Feb 12th, 2009 1:57 pm
Ran MemTest86 v3.3 on default tests using just 1x2GB Kingston module no other ram, it found a lot of errors. I went through the config options and found I can change memory timings within the MemTest86 running.

Here's the default settings I was presented with:
AMD64 Options
Rd-Wr Delay: 3
Wr-Rd Delay: 1
Rd/Wr Bypass: 2
Refresh Rate: 3.9us
Command Rate: 1T
Row Cycle Time: 9
RAS-RAS Delay: 2
Write Recovery: 3

I can also set tRCD, tRP, tRAS but the current values are not displayed.

Anyone know what values they should be for this ram? I'm running a Turion64 X2 TL-50 256K on an Acer Aspire 5050-5278. I think the ram defaults to DDR2-667.

What's with the tag at the top of this thread stating "ddr2800 @ 5-5-5-15"?

Here's something funny, 1x1GB DDR2-667 Kingston is $20 more than 1x2GB DDR2-667 Kingston http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/prodde ... 541&catid=
The tag may indicate that somebody successfully o/c'd the desktop RAM.

As for your laptop - check that it can be expanded to 4GB total RAM. It may have a 2GB limit, like some desktops do.
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That looks fantastic. But my laptop takes 400mhz DDR1330 sticks. (I just took one out to see the model)

Is this compatible?
As I thought you're using DDR3 memory. So your system is too fast and too advanced for this ram [IMG]http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/imag ... icon14.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/imag ... /icon6.gif[/IMG]
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As I thought you're using DDR3 memory. So your system is too fast and too advanced for this ram [IMG]http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/imag ... icon14.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/imag ... /icon6.gif[/IMG]
Haha, I thought he was talking about DDR(1) 333MHz RAM. :lol:
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The tag may indicate that somebody successfully o/c'd the desktop RAM.

As for your laptop - check that it can be expanded to 4GB total RAM. It may have a 2GB limit, like some desktops do.
somehow I doubt that a laptop running a Turion64 X2 will be limited to 2GB of ram, kind of defeats the benefit of being XP-64/Vista-64/Win7-64 compatible. Also AMDs have their memory controllers inside the CPU so there shouldn't be a BIOS limitation the way I see it.

The max ram I had installed when the failure occured was 3GB (1x2GB & 1x1GB). Anyway I'm looking for chipset timings to stress Memtest86 v3.5 SMP.

I also found out the hard way that you have to avoid testing the RAM reserved for video memory. The screen fuzzes and the system locks up if you don't. I've been able to set the lower limit of testable ram to 36MB when I reserve 64MB for video memory in the BIOS.
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FS: Canceled my store pickup order that i had done online. I called the customer service and was told that there's nothing that they can do.

How do i get this ram at 15$ ??
Wait till the store has some in stock?
Pay for the shipping?
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somehow I doubt that a laptop running a Turion64 X2 will be limited to 2GB of ram, kind of defeats the benefit of being XP-64/Vista-64/Win7-64 compatible. Also AMDs have their memory controllers inside the CPU so there shouldn't be a BIOS limitation the way I see it.

The max ram I had installed when the failure occured was 3GB (1x2GB & 1x1GB). Anyway I'm looking for chipset timings to stress Memtest86 v3.5 SMP.

I also found out the hard way that you have to avoid testing the RAM reserved for video memory. The screen fuzzes and the system locks up if you don't. I've been able to set the lower limit of testable ram to 36MB when I reserve 64MB for video memory in the BIOS.
I was going off something I recently discovered - that my Intel desktop mbd can't accept more than 2GB of RAM, even though it supports dual-core processors. Disappointing.

But you're right, recent AMD processors have the memory controller on-chip, so the mbd is not a factor. My laptop has an AMD chip and seems to be working fine with a 2GB and a 1GB, though I lose the dual-channel speed boost. I'm not sure what the effect would be if I added a 2nd 2GB in place of the 1GB, as my Vista is 32-bit.

BTW:SiSoft Sandra shows my memory as 5-5-5-15, if that helps.
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guys - ever since i did the ram upgrade on my 13.3 macbook, my battery won't accept charges...coincidence?
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That's very unusual skanji. They shouldn't be related as the battery charges independant of the system. Not sure if it's safe to remove/install the battery while the unit is in operation on the AC power. It's usually only safe to plug AC in while already using battery but never heard of the opposite.
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...My laptop has an AMD chip and seems to be working fine with a 2GB and a 1GB, though I lose the dual-channel speed boost. I'm not sure what the effect would be if I added a 2nd 2GB in place of the 1GB, as my Vista is 32-bit.

BTW:SiSoft Sandra shows my memory as 5-5-5-15, if that helps.
Yeah memtest also shows the soDIMM is 5-5-5-15 but memtest says 400MHz DDR800 not sure if that's just a reporting limitation of memtest.

If you install 2x2GB you'll get your dual channel back but you'll only be able to use something between 3.2-3.7GB of ram. However I believe turning virtual memory completely off will give you the full 4GB of ram. It's the virtual memory that cuts into available ram due to the 4GB limit (4294MB to be exact 2
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[quote="Ghetto_Child" post_id="8307557" time="1235342397" user_id="15689"]If you install 2x2GB you'll get your dual channel back but you'll only be able to use something between 3.2-3.7GB of ram. However I believe turning virtual memory completely off will give you the full 4GB of ram. It's the virtual memory that cuts into available ram due to the 4GB limit (4294MB to be exact 2
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Feb 13th, 2009 12:15 pm
FS: Canceled my store pickup order that i had done online. I called the customer service and was told that there's nothing that they can do.

How do i get this ram at 15$ ??
Wait till the store has some in stock?
Pay for the shipping?
Call customer service and put in a complaint. Worked for me and about a week later I got an email from them that I could get it for sale price. Escalate to a supervisor if necessary. They must put in an official complaint with tracking number
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Call customer service and put in a complaint. Worked for me and about a week later I got an email from them that I could get it for sale price. Escalate to a supervisor if necessary. They must put in an official complaint with tracking number
thanks, i'll try that. I had called and was told to go to the store. Never got a chance to do so. I'll call Customer service and will post the status on that complaint afterwards.
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The 3.2G limit has nothing to do with the virtual memory. Whatever size you set as virtual memory, you still have the 3.2G limit shown in your 32-bit windows.
Could it be the ram reserved for video memory cutting down that much?
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2GB Kingston 99U5295-011.A00LF RMN2-667/2G PC2-5300 DDR2-667 the SPD on these modules are not write-protected :twisted: . I was able to reflash the SPD to DDR2-800 settings using the program Thaiphoon Burner. Lavalys Everest Ultimate v5.50 now state that the modules are indeed 400MHz DDR2-800 6-6-6-18.
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2GB Kingston 99U5295-011.A00LF RMN2-667/2G PC2-5300 DDR2-667 the SPD on these modules are not write-protected :twisted: . I was able to reflash the SPD to DDR2-800 settings using the program Thaiphoon Burner. Lavalys Everest Ultimate v5.50 now state that the modules are indeed 400MHz DDR2-800 6-6-6-18.
Wow, long-dead thread! :D

It's often better to have fast ram rated at a lower speed anyway. That way you can increase the FSB on your mbd, OCing your CPU, without pushing the memory beyond its limits. I regularly used "333MHz" ram in my systems, with the FSB increased by 20% or so, keeping the ram around the 400MHz range, and never ran into any problems. I think the best OC that I achieved, using stock cooling, was a 2.7GHz Celeron running at 3.45GHz. I believe my ram on that build ended up running at just over 400MHz.
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Well the module I posted about is So-DIMM laptop ram. I was just posting to help let people know they don't really need to buy faster ram if they have this model.
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