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Bad stick, need RMA (CMX512-3200C2)

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Hey guys,


After being PLAGUED with the wonderous BSOD over and over and over again, even after fresh installations of both Linux and Windows...I decided to start swapping parts in and out of my computer to determine the cause. Once I had swapped out the memory, all problems seemed to have disappeared. So, I replaced each of my two sticks of XMS 3200 (CMX512-3200C2) separately, and tested using the memtest86 boot CD. One of the sticks got zero errors, and the other got over 500,000 errors during a 6-hour test cycle. So, now I am down to half of what I started with, but at least it works.


Please miracle worker of Corsair, please grant me an RMA for my failing stick of memory.


Thanks in advance.



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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Thanks for the quick response:


MSI 875p Neo Fis2-R

Intel P4 3.2ghz


FSB is set to 200mhz (800mhz effective), RAM is set to all defaults @ 400mhz and the motherboard has no performance options enabled. The bios is the latest released by MSI on LiveUpdate (2.4).


Thanks again.


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Please make sure you have the latest BIOS installed in your MB and load optimized/optimal default settings, and try the following BIOS settings;

Cell Menu/Memory Timing

DDR/Memory Frequency: 200

DRAM Timing: Manual

Bank Interleaving: 4/Enabled

Burst Length: 8

Command Rate: 1T

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T (2.5T AMD CPU)

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

Spread Spectrum: Enabled

Frequency Voltage Control:

CPU FSB Clock: 200

DDR Voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI (9200 or 9600) or NVIDIA (5200 or 5700) then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

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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