HumanGumbo Posted October 31, 2004 Share Posted October 31, 2004 Hi RAM Guy and/or Wired, I actually bought this stick of RAM from New Egg about a year ago. CMX512--3200C2 XMS3202v1.2 0331107 XMS3200 512MB 400MHz CL2 (Those are all the markings on your nifty spiffy holographic sicker). I think it was actually DOA. I got my PC, put it all together and pressed power. No monitor, just Long beep. Pause. Long Beep. Changed the video card out. Same thing. Pulled everything out except for the video card, CPU, powersupply, and RAM. Changed RAM slots: BIOS Checksum Error Insert Your System Disk & Press Enter Reset the BIOS. Checked my connecters, missing pins, touching capaciters. I was frustrated. I had no replacements for the mobo, CPU or RAM to test. In my experiance, all three can cause wierd crazy errors. On top of that I just moved to an area where I had no computer savvy friends to hook me up with test products. I forgot about it for 2 months, until I found out my mom has a friend in the area who knows things about computers. He saw what it was doing. "Memory," says he. Pops a different stick in, and the computer boots like a dream without a GUI. Eager to get the thing running I ran over to Fry's and got a stick of Corsair XMS 512 PC3200 Platinum. It's still running wonderfully. Haven't thought about the old stick until recently. I'm doing more and more on my computer and am noticing that one stick of 512 is having a hard time keeping up with it all. A dual channeled gig is looking pretty good about now. I picked the old stick back up, put it back in the system to make sure it was as bad as the day I got it. Pleastently put it back in it's shiney undamaged package. Pulled the recept out of my file. Now I'm here, wondering what I need to do next to take advantage of that life time warrenty thing everyone talks about. Thanks for any help you can give me. FYI: P4 2.4ghz HT Abit IC7-G Max II Advanced Saphire Radeon 9500Pro 128Mb Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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