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This is the 2nd time I discover that my corsair RAM is faulty!


I started to notice instability and constant crashes/reboots in my system

and I noticed some corruption in some system files.


I tested my the RAM with Prime95 and memtest+ (v1.30) and the RAM failed the test after a few minutes. I tested the each RAM module separately, one of them failed after a few test runs while the other module passed 14 hours of testing.



MotherBoard: Asus P4C800-Deluxe

RAM: Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200LLPT TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2

CPU: Intel P4 3.2 GHz "Northwood"

Gfx Card: Hercules ATI 9800 pro 128MB


I'm using the recommended settings I got from the RAM Guy's posts on this forum. I have never done any overclocking to my system.


Unfortunatly, since I bought this RAM from Overclockers.co.uk more than 12 months ago, they refused to replace it and said I should go back to Corsair directly. Does that mean I have to send it all the way to the US? Doesn't corsair have an office in the UK that can help me resolve this issue?

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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: 2.75 Volts

System performance: Auto

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


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: 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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