Compatible RAM for Asus P5Q SE2 motherboard (BSOD)


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Hi all,

I've got a new mobo, Asus P5Q SE2 (with the latest BIOS version 0801). I've been getting blue screens on startup, even before the login screen appears. If I press the reset button, I get the normal "Windows did not start correctly...." and select "Start Windows Normally" and it loads into Windows fine and don't have anymore issues. These blue screens don't happen every boot up and not on a warm boot, just on a cold boot.

The two blue screens have been (i) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and (ii) PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

My memory is Crucial Ballistix, DDR2 PC2-6400 2x1GB kit (BL2KIT12864AA80A).

Cheers in advance.


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Have you run any memory test diagnostics to see if it is the ram? Have you run any drive diagnostics? Is the system overclocked?


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The system is not overclocked.
Ran MemTest on the memory with the following results:

Original Setup (2x 1GB) in slots A1 + B1: [multiple errors found in tests 3 + 4]



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I've now changed:

DRAM Frequency to Manual (DDR2-800MHz)
DRAM Timing Control to Manual (5-5-5-18)

N.b. the DRAM voltage is left on 'Auto'.

Now I don't get any MemTest errors with both sticks in :)