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Kit of CMX1024-3200C2 failing in dual channel


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I have an odd issue here, I have two sticks of CMX1024-3200C2 (CL2, PC-3200, 400Mhz, 2.75V paired)... I placed one in Slot 1 and the other in Slot 3 (for Dual Channel support) on an ABit NF7-S2G motherboard with latest BIOS... I get Memtest 86 errors on Test 7, and if I place the two sticks in Slot 1 and Slot 2 (Single channel) I get no Errors on two passes... If I test the sticks individually in Slot 1 or Slot 2, I get no Errors on two passes... However, if I place either stick individually in Slot 3 I get thousands of errors on Test 7.

 

Here is where it gets weird... I have two sticks of Elixr 512MB DDR400 and if I place them in Slot 1 & Slot 3 (Dual Channel) I get no errors on two passes...

 

Most of the errors with the CMX1024-3200C2 pair seem to occour after 512MBs (although I get a few at 21.xMBs)... All on Test #7...

 

I have set the DDR Voltages in the BIOS to 2.8V (BIOS only has increments of 0.1)... I tried everything between 2-3-3-6 to 3-3-3-8 and I still get errors on Test #7 in dual channel... Individually in Slot 1 & Slot 2 I can run them easily at 2-3-3-6 with no errors on two passes.

 

I'm not sure if it's dodgy RAM Modules, a dodgy Chipset, dodgy CPU, or dodgy Motherboard RAM slot... I'm pulling my hair out on this... :confused: Any ideas? Thanks.

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Sounds like the memory controller on the motherboard has an issue with large ICs in dual channel mode. I'd suggest testing the memory in a different system to be safe.

 

Even in single channel mode with one stick installed (As long as the stick is in slot 3) I get errors on Test #7, both sticks fail...

 

But if I put one of the 512MB Elixir sticks in slot 3 (farthest from CPU) I get zero errors on two passes...

 

So it's not exactly about Dual Channel mode, but that one slot doesn't seem to like my CMX1024-3200C2 modules, and since that one slot is required for Dual Channel support, you cannot get both sticks working in Dual Channel.

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