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Hey Ramguy,


I have a pair of Corsair Platinum Series TwinX 400MHz DDR 512MB sticks that I bought from Fry's last year that I'm pretty certain have gone bad. With them installed, I get consistent reproducible hangups in Windows XP SP1 right on the desktop, in Internet Explorer 6, Windows Media Player 10, Cakewalk SONAR 3, Half-Life 2, and Star Wars: Battlefront so far. Upon removal, 100% of all system hangs and lockups are gone. It's a matched pair, XMS 3200, part number CMX512-3200LLPT. Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-8IK1100.


Let me know how to proceed with an RMA for warranty exchange.



Ed Lima


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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 TwinX512-3200XL

Advanced Chipset Features (Ctrl + F1)

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

SDRAM Bank Interleave: 4/Auto/Enabled

SDRAM Command Rate: 1T

Frequency Voltage Control

CPU Freq: 200

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts (+.2)

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI 9200 or 9600 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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