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Old 11-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mmmm I have got through about 3 sticks of RAM in less then a month, my motherboard has begun to cull my memory, first off I got a nice BSOD a while back say 3 weeks, then after the error dump it retarts with me thinking ah well chin up. Anyway it does not boot!! I take the sticks to my other PC and replace them and that does not boot either so it almost certaintly has to be the memory.

Anyway today another murder happened. I restarted my PC after installing some updates which will later save my life as they're 'important' and the same thing happens. It just dosnt POST, nothing on the screen. I take the RAM out and it's fine. This is going to be an expensive problem becuase I'm still on socket 939 and DDR which is like 25 ($50) for a GB :|

Anyone have a solution to the killing or should I go out and get new kit?
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Try reducing the DIMM voltage in BIOS as low as possible until it's unstable. I had to RMA my first 680i because of the same problem. Killed all four of my Corsair Dominators.

If that doesn't help, only thing you can do is get a new motherboard.
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It's set at the lowest voltage which is 2.50v

I am however considering this:

P5N-E SLI : Asus P5N-E SLI 650I Motherboard DDR2 PCI-E Gigabit LAN : LGA775 Motherboard : ASU-P5NESL

And an E5200 with 2GBs RAM, I'm not to familiar with new boards and chipsets but is the P5n a good board on a budget?
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Yes it is. I've used it in many of my clients builds.
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Ok, and the CPU I would like some suggestions on that please
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What's your price range for the CPU look like mate?
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about 60 max, not looking to spend much as you can see

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