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Thread: Can I still find PC 3500 DDR SDRAM?

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    Default Can I still find PC 3500 DDR SDRAM?

    I have an older desktop computer (specs below). I am constantly getting blue screens with nvatabus.sys error. I've tried multiple things but have not found a solution yet. I don't think it is overheating as temps are fine. It happens randomly. Sometimes just sitting idle, sometimes doing windows update or burning a dvd, etc.

    Anyway, I thought maybe my memory was going bad. I currently have 4 gig (4 x 1gig)CORSAIR XMS 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Desktop Memory. I tried searching a little, but other than ebay, I haven't found this memory for sale. Is it still possible to buy new replacment memory modules that are compatible with this computer?

    Thank you.



    Operating System: Windows XP Professional w/ SP 3
    Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLi Deluxe
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
    Power Supply: 750 WATT SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM ATX12V
    Liquid Cooling System: Liquid cooling for processor, video cards & motherboard chipset
    Memory: 4 GIG Corsair TwinX PC3500 DDR-SDRAM
    1st Optical Drive: LiteOn 16-48 DVD / CD Reader
    2nd Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-109 Dual Layer 16X DVD±RW
    1st Hard Drive: Dual 74 GiG Raptors SATA 10000 RPM (Raid 0)
    2nd Hard Drive: 1TB Seagate ST31000340AS Barracuda Sata 7200
    3rd Hard Drive: 1TB Seagate ST31000340AS Barracuda Sata 7200
    Video Card: Dual nVidia Geforce 7800 GTX (SLi X 2)
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    Here's new ram for that motherboard.
    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartsp...8EB578A5CA7304

    Before you spend money on new ram, try running with just 2 sticks of ram. If you get a blue screen, try the other 2 sticks. Keep trying different combinations of ram to eliminate a possible single bad stick.

    Also take a look at this.
    http://www.sysfiles-download.com/sys...taBus.sys.html
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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I could test the memory first. Just not sure I have the time or patience to keep trying different configurations and waiting to see if a blue screen happens. But maybe I will. Also, the link to the memory you gave says PC3200 but my ram is PC3500. So is the ram you posted slower than the ram I have? This is the full spec on my memory:

    CORSAIR XMS 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Desktop Memory
    Memory Speed: 433MHz PC3500
    CMX-1024-3500LLPRO / XMS3502v1.2 / 438 MHz (this was printed on the memory stick)


    Regarding the link you gave, I downloaded the nvatabus.sys file. It's not an install file, just a system file so I guess I would just replace my nvatabus file with that one? Thing is I checked the properties and the version from the website seems older than my version. Properties for website file is version 5.10.2600.0446. Properties of my file in the windoes/system32/drivers folder is version 5.10.2600.0666. So not sure I should replace this with an older version?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by MagicAnt; 06-23-2011 at 03:59 PM.

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