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Greg
03-09-06, 05:38 AM
A friend is having stability issues with his Asus A8V Delux (939 + AGP) and 2x 1gb RAM. The ram is fine in single pieces and MemTest never shows errors at all, but between 10mins and 2 days of running, Windows crashes, reboots etc.

Has anyone else had memory compatability issues with this board, or know of such issues?

System:
Athlon64 3800+ (Venice)
Asus A8V Delux
nVidia 6800
2x 1gb Team Xtreem PC 3200 BE CL2-3-3-5 RAM
480w PSU (just changed, no help)
WinXP Pro SP2
(No OCing.)

PaiN
03-09-06, 05:51 AM
I had a close issue with my A8V.....it would not stabilize with 2x1gb in 1T if I got the FSB above 220. Had to drop the mem. back to 2T... so I dropped the board ;)

Superfly
03-09-06, 06:51 AM
A friend is having stability issues with his Asus A8V Delux (939 + AGP) and 2x 1gb RAM. The ram is fine in single pieces and MemTest never shows errors at all, but between 10mins and 2 days of running, Windows crashes, reboots etc.

Has anyone else had memory compatability issues with this board, or know of such issues?

System:
Athlon64 3800+ (Venice)
Asus A8V Delux
nVidia 6800
2x 1gb Team Xtreem PC 3200 BE CL2-3-3-5 RAM
480w PSU (just changed, no help)
WinXP Pro SP2
(No OCing.)

The A8V from current experience is total POS, well maybe not that bad but its certainly got some issues:

1. The CPU voltage can waver by 1v up and down every few seconds (google it its a common issue and not PSU related)

2. The PCI lock sometimes does'nt work on boards/Bios's which kills your O.C hopes.

3. The system will sometimes (maybe 1 in 20 boots) not post all it just spins the fans up and thats it - no error no beep no nothing.

No-boot/ severe startup problems:
Recently, quite a few new members have reported No-POST problems. The symptoms ranging from loss of power immediately after turning on and no video. After the usual round of basic troubleshooting measures viz., taking out the Motherboard to eliminate shorting with the case, reseating components etc...., these problems persisted. In one case reseating the CPU worked and in another case, changinng the Keyboard jumper settings worked momentarily. Both members have since RMA'd their boards. The relevent threads can be found HERE, and HERE.


4. The Bios will sometimes report "overclocking failed press F1 for setup" even when running at stock clocks.

All the above are common examples of issues users have had (i personnly have only suffered from issue's 1, 3 & 4.

Oh - TCCD memory modules are a bad idea as stated by a G-Skill rep, I'll try and dig up his post.

EDIT: - found the link: http://www.ocforums.com/showpost.php?p=3265278&postcount=2

Jack (GSkill Rep)
If Your motherboard is asus a8v,I suggset that you do not buy the TCCD memory.If you can not reach DDR550 or above,You will be unhappy.
You can look the what chip it is.

-TCCD is easy DDR550 2.5-4-4-8 or ddr600 above.
-Hynix-d5 is ddr500 ~580 in the 3-4-4-8. hynix-(bt-d43 or dt-d43)it is DDR400 CHIP,But it has more probability to DDR500 3-4-4-8.
TCC5 has less probability DDR400 2-2-2-5 , more probability ddr500 above.
TCCC has more probability ddr500 .(3-4-4-8)vdimm=2.85v.256mbx2 has good performcnce than 512mbx2.
Micron-5b-mt...(very Special chip .it can ddr500 2.5-2-2-5).
winbond BH-5 easy ddr400 2-2-2-5.ddr500~550 2-2-2-5.But it need high voltage.
winbond ch-5 or ch-6(DDR400 2-3-2-5 OR ..)ddr500~550 2-3-2-5.But it need high voltage. This is more special IC in the market.
The hUNIX-"BT"-D43 is cheaper memory than others. It can easy reach ddr500 or above.
You can search www.google.com
key in "Hynix d43 ddr500" ,I think that it will appear many testing reports.
If you still have any problem,please contact with me as fast as possible.
or e-mail to me or msn me.
best regards
jack

Me:
Jack,
Thanks for the reply.
So, there is no chance of reaching DDR500+ with TCCD on this motherboard.
That is very sad because I wanted to get the PC4400 LE's sad.gif
What other GSkill RAM can you suggest? I want to run my RAM at 250MHz FSB.

Another question:
What is the recommended voltage for TCCD chips?
I would like to run 3-4-4-8-1T DDR550.

Jack:
Dear sUPER Nade
If you still use the asus a8v,you just about ~ddr500.
This speed is finished by HYNIX-D5 or BT-D43 or TCCC(2.85v).
These ic can do DDR500 3-4-4-8.
If you want to buy the 4400LE,I have a opinion that strong recommand DFI_NF4 Series or MSI_sERIES(NF4).
It is easy DDR600 1T~DDR700~DDR740(XS DFI_Release ddr740)
msi_nf4 and DFI_NF4 is easy DDR600 1T Command.
and DFI is easy DDR700~740.
If you use the "LE" spec,you will realize the powerful overclocking ability.
NEO2~US100~120
Gigabyte K8NSNXP~US 100~120.
DFI OR MSI(NF4 Lower price is~137~150)
http://www.gskill.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=239
This is my privated-opinion.
Help your friend to setup computer.
And you have DFI_NFI(Ultra-d).
DFI_NFI(Ultra-d).+ ddr4400LE,I think that it is easy ddr600 1t ~ddr700~above.

To help others
TCCD VOLTAGE~2.65~2.85V
0431 0425 has more porbability DDR500 CAS 2-3-3-6 (HIGH VOLTAGE) in th xs.
0434 0437 0440 ,I have no looked the testing report .
This is reference information

From preliminary testing by rdrash, a member here, the TCCD hating seems to be true. You can find his results HERE

Superfly
03-09-06, 06:54 AM
another thing, The ASUS forums and the more common tech support forums have all sorts of threads about issues with this board.

My advice would be ditch the board.

Roll on Conroe.

Greg
03-10-06, 03:51 AM
Okay, thanks for your excellent information folks. I'll pass this on. I posted here because my forums search showed a number of regular posters using this board.

Superfly
03-10-06, 03:57 AM
See also this thread: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66078