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ECS Elitegroup G31T-M Ram voltage issue

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February 20, 2010 6:45:14 AM

Hello, I have a problem with my current system.
I have
Q8200 processor
ECS Elitegroup G31T-M
2x2GB PC6400 crucial ballistix ram DDR2
Radeon HD 4650 video card
Hitachi 1TB hard drive

I've had this computer about 3 yrs, after the 1st yr ive started having stability issues. Constant BSOD's with Memory_management, IRQL not equal or less etc.... errors that point towards the ram. I finally got around to running memtest86+ to find errors
by test 3 i had 20 errors
by test 4 i had 183 errors
by test 5 i had 197 errors
test6 i had 230
test 7 306 errors.

I believe the problem might be that the RAM requires 2.0 volts to run at 4-4-4-12

The problem with my G315-M motherboard is that it DOES NOT allow the changing of voltage so it automatically sends 1.87 volts to the ram. I've RMA'd the ram and the new ram received 0 errors in memtest86+ but i worry my original problem will recur, and if the ram really did originally go bad by being fed subpar voltage. Btw I updated the bios fairly recently and still unable to change the voltage

Is there a solution where I can either forcefully change the voltage? or can anyone recommend a very cheap cost effective motherboard replacement. It is also worth noting that I did contact ECS regarding the issue, their tech support is rather.... lacking.


Under CPU-Z
SPD
Frequency, Cas# latency, RAS# to CAS#, RAS#PRECHARGE,tRAS, tRC, voltage
JEDEC#1 = 333Mhz, 4, 5, 5, 15, 20 1.8V
JEDEC#2 = 400Mhz, 5, 5, 5, 18, 23 1.8V
EPP #1= 400Mhz, 4, 4, 4, 12, 24 2.0V
EPP #2 = 500Mhz, 5, 5, 5, 15, 30

should i just change it to the JDEC #1 timings? will that resolve my issues?
because it seems i cant change the RAS# activate to prec to anything above 15
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June 6, 2010 12:05:33 PM

Your main-board is not suitable for a stable quad core system.
Its power stage can not afford quads and after some time wears out.
Go for asus G31 Pro with 8 power stages
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June 11, 2010 3:13:55 AM

Quote:
Your main-board is not suitable for a stable quad core system.
Its power stage can not afford quads and after some time wears out.
Go for asus G31 Pro with 8 power stages


What do you mean by this?
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