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Hi, one of my TwinX sticks fails on memtest. It is a 512MB XMS3205v1.2 part. The other 3 sticks of 512MB are the same spec and work fine without errors. I had assumed the psu was to blame for the occasional random reboots, but after replacing it the problem continued so I tried running memtest on each stick of RAM individually. My system is not overclocked and the memory is set to run from SPD.

 

System Spec:

Asus P4C800 with 1018 bios

P4 3.0Ghz Northwood

2048MB RAM, 2*TWINX CMX512-3200LLPT sets (4 DDR DIMMS)

Enermax 475w PSU (brand new, stable rails)

 

Can you sugest how I can get this to work? or do I need to RMA?

 

Cheers

 

Matt

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Please make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your MB and load Setup/optimized default settings, and try the following BIOS settings;

TwinX1024 or TwinX512-3200LL

Advanced/Jumper Free

AI over clocking: Manual

CPU Freq: 200

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.85 Volts

System performance: Standard

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI 9200 or 9600 then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

Advanced/Chipset

Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

Performance Acceleration Mode: Auto or Enabled

USB Legacy Support: Disabled

All other settings should be set to default settings!

Then please test them one at a time with http://www.memtest.org and let’s make sure it's not some other issue! I would run the test for at least 2-3 passes to be sure!

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Hi, I have run memtest 5 times after having configured the system as you sugested, however I still get lots of errors from this one memory module. How do I get a replacement? I am in the UK, will I have to return both parts of the TwinX pair, or just the faulty one?

 

Cheers

 

Matt

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Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! I would suggest you send them as a pair or TwinX set, since we can not guarantee that the replacement module will be the same version as the other stick that you have.
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