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Dimm(s) checksum error

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December 11, 2012 5:23:39 PM

Hi, i have an asus m3a32-mvp deluxe MB with a Phenom 9600 and 4 x 1gb 1066 DDR2.
a while back I started to get on boot "dimm checksum error" press f1 etc. Windows however hasn't complained, or at least not until recently.
I had one issue which revolved around firefox and 'something stuck in a cache' which caused repeated bsod's every time i opened firefox. but i found what that was, deleted it & all was well again.
Then i get myself a shiny new HTC phone. all is well for a day or two, then when i press various buttons in the HTC software i get bsod. slightly miffed i removed (i beleve) all traces of the HTC software and just transferred files to it manually. that was fine until today, i plug the phone in, the 'what do you want to do with' window popped up, followed immediately by a 0x0000007f bsod (all other parameters were just zeros).

I just ran memtest86 and all 4gb checks of fine? no errors??
naturally i have done a whole suite of tests on the OS & hdd all are fine

I know an easy thing to do would be to bin the mem & buy some more but this system has been running now a number of years just fine, even with the bios error. so any ideas appreciated.

The only thing i haven't mentioned is that this error 1st occurred after a water cooling power failure incident, whereby it over heated and reset itself. If i remember correctly the memory controller is embedded in the Phenom CPU so, maybe i fricassee'd my cpu? but why does memtest work?
also, The Mem is 1066 but the MB has never clocked it over 800 (memtest was running at 667)
in desperation today i even flashed the bios - always a last resort. no change

Asus m3a32-mvp deluxe MB
Phenum 9600 black - not overclocked
Corsair (i think, need to check) 4 x 1Gb 1066 ddr2 (not listed on asus mem compatability chart)
boot hdd ocz vertex 2, plus 3 x Wd 500Gb. no swap file
2x radion 4850's
xp Pro sp3, Avast free v.latest

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a c 133 } Memory
December 11, 2012 5:58:03 PM

So you get the errors only with the HTC software?
December 11, 2012 7:06:40 PM

"So you get the errors only with the HTC software?"

Well, strictly speaking no as i have un-installed it now (or at least believe i have), the most recent occurrence i just plugged the phone in to the usb without having any software installed. (or driver or passthruservice)
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a c 133 } Memory
December 11, 2012 7:15:24 PM

So still related to the phone and probably to the driver.
December 11, 2012 7:22:33 PM

the driver would be on my list of prime suspects, it's just annoying that i can't get a 100% repeatable symptoms. i plugged the phone in twice today, but only got a bsod once.
December 11, 2012 7:29:12 PM

yes, it still lists itself as a special folder in explorer like my zen - the blasted driver's still in there!!