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Verifying a bad Dimm

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I recently built this computer. I ran into no problems during build it ran great for about two months, then i started to get random restarts and blue screen memory dumps. It persistently got worse and worse. until it wouldn't boot at all. I got the post error "couldn't do memory read/write" I decided to test the ram one stick at a time to see which was bad. Both in it failed, one stick didnt work, but the other did work. So i norrowed it down to the bad stick.


The ram the i was using was 1Gb (2 512 sticks) or corsair twinx cmx512-3200C2



Im very sure that the stick just went bad, but if there is anything that has been overseen and i should try let me know. I would like to get it resolved or rma'ed as soon as possible


Thanks Scott

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im using the following:


CPU Name Intel Pentium 4

Name Intel Pentium 4

Code Name Prescott

Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz

Family / Model / Stepping F 3 3

Extended Family / Model 0 0

Package mPGA-478

Core Stepping C0

Technology 0.09 µ

Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3

CPU Clock Speed 2798.8 MHz

Clock multiplier x 14.0

Front Side Bus Frequency 199.9 MHz

Bus Speed 799.6 MHz

Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Motherboard model P4P800SE, Rev 2.xx

BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.

BIOS revision 080009

BIOS release date 03/26/2004

Chipset Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2

Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 2

Sensor chip Winbond W83627THF

FSB Select 800 MHz


Memory at 2.65 volts 2-3-3-6 stock

stock speed of 200Mhz


I've tried in every slot duel and single channel, it wont work with it in. It was fine a month ago.



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Please try and set the Dim Voltage to 2.75 Volts and I would test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org. And please disable legacy USB when running http://www.memtest.org. If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!
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