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soyo mobo ram question... need help

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I've been getting blue screens everyday, frequently for the past month. I STRONGLY believe it's the ram, but this also might have something to do with the ram problem. I dont really know what it means... but maybe someone here does.
I have sdram installed in my computer and a soyo p4vga mobo.

http://img5.exs.cx/img5/6474/helpplease.jpg

I'm thinking it has something to do with that red dram... but i have no clue on how to lower it.
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by:AshuraKnight
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Try to turn on DRAM Thermal Management on your BIOS
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by:nobus
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if you doubt it, test it ! with memtest86+ at :

http://www.memtest.org/

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by:AshuraKnight
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even if the memory passed the test it doesn't means that the memory is ok :)
just my 2 cents
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by:Callandor
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If it's supposed to be 2.5v and it's 3.23v and you are experiencing blue screens, you may have a setting in your BIOS that is wrong.  Reset the BIOS and see if that changes anything.  If it doesn't, I would try different RAM, because the ones you have are not behaving normally.
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by:nobus
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if it passes the test there is little doubt that it's not ok !

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by:Callandor
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nobus,

I, and other experts would agree with AshuraKnight's statement - memtest86 can give you false positives.  If it fails the test, you can be pretty sure it's bad, but if it passes, there is still a chance the RAM could be bad.  Only the expensive testing equipment that manufacturers and dedicated repair shops have can guarantee that it is good or bad.
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by:nobus
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yeah, and how much percentage of tested memory would be bad?
I have no figures on that one and never saw a bad one after testing, but iknow it is possible.

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by:tosh9iii
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What do you mean "blue screen"?  Are talking about one of those IRQ or less...blue screens?

Go to Device Manager and tell us if any of the hardware has a yellow mark
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by:Dynamic1
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You are overvolting the hell out of the ram. Thats the problem go into the bios and change it to at least 2.8V.
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by:Dynamic1
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Also your VCore is way too low. If it is a P4 Vcore should be at least 1.55. I would try raising the vcore and lowering the memory voltage that should work. If that does not work the mobo is shot not the ram those voltages are really off.
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Sorry for so many posts I am looking at that screenshot. ALL of your rails look ok. Just Memory needs to be between 2.6-2.8V set it in bios. Chip or vcore should be 1.55 for a P4 also in bios. If you have a problem after that it is the motherboard mabye a bad resistor or cap giving wrong voltages. Small chance you burned up your ram also but if it still works after all that voltage I would guess its ok.
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by:coolcatisphat
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Yes, i mean irql errors, and i can't find a way to change the voltage. I went into the bios and no where does it give me the option to do so.
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by:Dynamic1
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It has to be there mabye you have to set voltage to manual.
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by:Dynamic1
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That voltage is way to high. Enough to burn up the ram if kept there. IF you cannot change the voltage look in manual or I will look up how to do it for you.
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CPU FSB, core voltage & multiplier could be adjusted via BIOS setup
 SOYO Wizard On Hand II function : CPU FSB frequency can be setup by 1MHz increment
 Supports on-board Hardware Monitoring and includes Hardware Health Utility to streamline your PC system management
This is from soyo website I have to find you a link to manual it can be set.
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by:Dynamic1
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http://www.soyousa.com/downloads/selectresults.php?language=&col1=Proc_Intel+Pentium+4&col2=217&col3=Manual
Here is the manual. It will tell you how to adjust voltages in the bios.
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by:tosh9iii
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If using that manual doesn't work, you can update (download newer driver) the bios on the motherboard:
http://www.soyousa.com/search/index.php?searchtype=3&query=SY-P4VGA&submit.x=19&submit.y=5
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by:Dynamic1
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Tosh I would not even attempt to Flash bios with those voltages and memory errors. He has Ram overvolted by 75%. Memory errors and BIOS FLASH=DEAD BOARD. The new bios file sits in memory before it is flashed one single error and the mobo is done for.
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by:Callandor
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Yup - gotta perform triage before subjecting the patient to more trauma.
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by:tosh9iii
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Thanx for the tip guys (Dynamic1  & Callandor), I didn't know about that.
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by:coolcatisphat
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Dynamic, thanks for all the tips, but I looked through the whole guide and it didn't tell me where to change the voltages or how... it just shows what the voltages are.
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by:Dynamic1
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Give me a few I will look through the guide.
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by:Dynamic1
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http://forums.viaarena.com/messageview.cfm?catid=18&threadid=53943
Read this I have just come across a few of these seems that board has some serious issues that cannot be resolved. Sam as what you are saying right from the chipset manufacturer. One thing I can tell you to try if board stays stable for long enough is update to the newest Hyperion drivers they seem to fix some issues with that crappy chipset I will look some more on how to manually set the voltages.
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by:Dynamic1
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http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=300  Try these drivers do not get them from mobo manufacturer get them here.
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by:Dynamic1
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Here is a Deal for a Free Mobo Same one notice they are not even taking up on the deal. Seems like alot of people having issues with that board and I cannot find anything except corrupted bios send back so soyo for $20 plus very high. shipping
http://forums.invisionpower.com/lofiversion/index.php/t122406.html
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