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Corsair CMX512-3200XLPRO memtest failed


dendob

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Hi,

 

this night I ran all night long a series of tests with memtest, this morning and 9 hours later it found 64 errors where the memory stored gave ffff-ff00 pages instead of ffff-ffff ... if its any help all those failures came up in test 8. Now is there a possibility to find out which of the 2 rams is probably the faulty one? is there a windows based memory program which lists a decent report of what and where the faults are?

 

Sys Specs:

 

Asus a7n8x-e deluxe

AMD xp-m2600

2 * CMX512-3200XLPRO dual channel (standard clocks n speed)

ati 9800se

300w standard power supply

60 GB maxtor 5600rpm

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CPU settings run at 11 * 200 mhz no spread spectrum ( 10 and 10,5 multiplier wont boot somehow) vsettings: 1.625

 

ram settings: the standard SPD settings but i set the settings manually 2 - 2 - 2 - 5 vsettings lowest (im not at home but i guess thats 2,6v) and at 200 mhz

 

hope thats what ur looking for

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The suggested voltage for this module would 2.75 Volts, so I would set the Dim Voltage at 2.8 Volts and with the CPU you have you might try and set it to default settings or as follows and see if the problem is still present.

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.8 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5T

Then please test the system with http://www.memtest.org, but what you have posted might suggest you may be running the frequency too high for the CPU you have.

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well my memory itself says CMX512-3200XLPRO but the package says extreme pro DDR dual channel ... ill post the complete numbers on top:

 

CMX512-3200XLPRO XMS3208v1.1

0436131 - 1

XMS 3200 512 MB 400MHZ 225

 

shoudl i RMA as TWINX instead then?

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now im a bit confused ... the twinx sets also have CMX-3200 XLPRO on the modules themselves? they are visually the same but only corsair has tested them before hand as dual channel (twinX) compatible? i havent received any response on my rma request so I cant reply that its different then yet
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Please follow the last link in my signature and Twinx sets are comprised of 2 single modules so they will have the single module part# on them but will both have the same lot code and should have another small sticker that says Twinx.
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they do have the same lot code but lack the small sticker which means the package fooled me or the sticker didnt make it on the module? if so just ask for rma as twinx or not?

 

ps atm my whole pc doesnt boot anymore :/ so cant even test anymore

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If you had RMA'ed these before let customer service know that, and we will take care of the freight both ways. But it will depend more on how you send them in, but with some parts that are in high demand there are shortages from time to time. At any Rate you can email Customer Service and get the RMA status.
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  • 1 year later...

This no thread necromancy this applies to the same ram modules as I used before. The systems specs have changed a little bit but this is on the same

 

motherboard:

asus A7N8X-deluxe

TwinX1024-3200XLPro (same ram, the RMAed one is still on the board)

Gainward 7800 Bliss GS+

same XP-M barton 2600 (clock settings are lower tho)

The diamondmax 60GB now has 500GB sata 500GHFO in addition to it

the PSU is now a generic 550W

 

system has worked with almost no errors since the RMA in 2004 so thats about 2 years non faulty work.

 

I recently start running into troubles with XP games crashing unexpectedly (mostly errors about memory that could not be read or video driver errors)

Having replaced the vid card. I still ran into troubles so I thought clean install to patch up the work and get it together to no avail... games like Mechwarrior 4, Warcraft III, X2 and even Heroes of MIght and Magic V all crash on me from time to time.

 

So i tried windows vista, what could it hurt, trying never killed anyone (except if you are trying to get killed of course) and the install went smoothly. But as i completed the install I noticed a memory checking tool with the install ran it ... and yes it said I am in trouble DAMN. So i went looking for my memtest disk, booted ran the test again and it came up faulty again. This ram has been RMAed before and now has let me down again after some decent work. standard procedure for RMA or is there anything else i should try?

 

Greetings

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Please set these settings and then test the system with http://www.memtest.org

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

Memory Timings: Manual/User Define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5T

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