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Hey folks. So, I recently got this asus motherboard and a couple of sticks of this memory to go in it. The short of that being I have a shiny new ASUS motherboard and 2x2gig of compatible ram.
I also, unfortunately, have a problem. The day I put the ram into the board, I ran memtest86+ for about 24 hours, not showing a single error. I was pretty pleased with that, and went about building the rest of the system. Then, the next morning I got some crashes, under any operating system I threw onto the thing. Clearly a hardware error, right?
Well, I ran memtest again and all of a sudden there are just a ton of errors. I think to myself, well I've got a fried stick of ram. Let's figure out which one it is and get an rma done. I test one stick, and then the other. Each one comes up rock solid on testing over night. So at this point, I put both sticks back in to test again. No errors. So I boot the machine back up, run it all day, turn it off and go to bed. The next morning, same issue, testing shows the ram is fried.
So, this is the issue. If my computer is ever off for more than, lets say 6 hours, on the next boot the ram just won't work properly. If I unhook the power supply from the wall, or flip the switch on the back for about ten seconds, bam, it runs like a dream until the next time it gets turned off for an extended duration.
The whole situation makes less than no sense to me. I'd think if the ram were bad, it would consistently test bad, and if the motherboard were shot, the machine just wouldn't post. In either case, I assume power cycling the machine should have no effect, and yet, it seems to fix my problem. Anyone have any idea what is going on?