I was in maple story today and suddenly I got a white screen with the sound looping. And the screen 'turned' off and on, almost as if VPU recover tried to kick in. Suspecting the video card, for obvious reasons, I turned off the computer and replaced the X1950xtx with a PCI video card...NO POST.
Then I remembered what happened with my G.skill memory back in March, so I took the memory out and used a 1 gb stick of Corsair xms....POSTED fine.
I tested BOTH sticks of the g.skill. BOTH sticks are as DEAD as a DOORNAIL.
Using 2 GB of corsair now.
Can someone explain WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?
How do TWO STICKS of memory die at the EXACT SAME TIME?? Simultaneously?
(note computer was rebooted about 3 days ago).
The system was COMPLETELY at stock. 2.93 ghz C2D X6800, 266 fsb, memory voltage at stock (2.0v--this is stock), timings cas 3-3-3-8. Asus P5WDH. I have run the system very occasionally (not for more than a few hours over the last few months, and no longer than a couple of days total) at 3.6 ghz with memory @ 2.2v cas 3-3-3-8.
So what the hell happened here?
This is my SECOND RMA of G.skill. The first two sticks died (also suspiciously) back in April...