Memtest Crash

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Memtest Crash

Postby DMB2000uk » Sat May 05, 2007 6:17 pm

Anyone know of any reasons Memtest86+ would crash? I mean properly crash, and not error. It freezes while testing, but still has the little "+" blinking in the top corner. Mostly freezes around 7 mins, but went over an hour once.

I checked memtest website and it said that legacy USB support could cause it to crash, but I can't find that option.

My RAM is overclocked to ~834 from 800 so a mild OC. Its Crucial Ballistix @ 4-4-4-12.

I tried taking up the voltage an extra .05v but it still errored, the CPU is 20Hours Orthos stable, but for good measure I upped its and the MCH voltage up a notch. Still crashed.

Is this just the memory not liking the OC? So far I haven't been able to see any negative impact of this, except my AV is not running right now, hmm, I'll have to check that one out...

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Postby kenc51 » Sun May 06, 2007 5:52 am

Memtest has frozen for me before, it was always a bad OC.
What voltage are you using on the RAM? Try 2.2v and increase the misc timings a little (Trc to 15, TRFC to ~35)

USB emulation is usually in the "boot" section of the BIOS.
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Postby DMB2000uk » Thu May 10, 2007 9:17 am

Seem to have it narrowed down to the MCH voltage. i took the RAM back to 410Mhz (aka 820) and bumped up the MCH voltage to 1.6v (from 1.53v) and upped the CPU a notch.

Pretty sure its not the CPU voltage as it was stable for Orthos for 20 hours at a higher voltage. And the NB being the weak point makes sense because it was always failing on test 5, where it moves blocks of data around.

Will see where I can get the volts down to with it still being stable.

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