Arkainium Posted November 8, 2004 Share Posted November 8, 2004 First, I have two pairs of TwinX XMS series memory - one TWINX512-3200C2 and one TWINX1024-3200C2. At first, I thought all modules were bad, but then I realized it was highly unlikely. I had them running in a Gigabyte GA-8SQ800 (SiS655) motherboard, and the system was just horribly unstable. Memtest86 would show thousands of errors each pass. Unfortunately, I couldn't set the Vdimm higher than 2.6 with this board, and even after loosening the timings and decreasing the clock I still couldn't get a stable setup. So, I figured the board was to blame here. Now, I have an Abit AI7 which seems to get the job done right. I set up my 4 modules for dual channel, reduced the memory clock to 333mhz (I have a P4 Northwood with only 533mhz fsb), set the timings as advertised (2-3-3-6), and set the Vdimm anywhere from 2.6 to 2.7, and began testing. Memtest seemed to be going well except for errors in test 3 and 4 in the same two addresses. So I took out all the modules, and began testing each one along with each memory slot on the motherboard. Though I only went through 5-10 passes for each module, only one of my 256MB modules consistently came up with errors, again at only two addresses. The reason I could only get 5-10 passes in Memtest is the motherboard has some weird quirck where it locks up after around an hour, even if idle with normal temps. So, I may have to look into yet another board. The exact model of the modules in the TwinX512 pair is CMX256A-3200C2, XMS3202v1.2, 0312799. If I'm able to get an RMA, there's one problem. I can't find the box for the TwinX512 pair. I still have the box from the TwinX1024 pair though. But then what would I do if one of the 512MB modules start giving me trouble? :laughing: I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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