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XMS PC3200 - Problem from new - man i am stoopid!


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Heya Guys,


Hope that you can help me, about a year ago now i bought a new pc (components) and built it. When i installed win xp i had a couple of CRC errors, but i managed to get around these. Recently i re-built my pc and i kept getting crc errors again (i also always go this with downloads), and my friend said i should try taking out one of the RAM modules.


Eventually i managed to work out that it was one stick of RAM.


I just did a mem test on that one stick and the amount of errors after 5 mins was well over 1000.


I was hoping that someone from here could help point me in the right direction as i am from the UK and don't know how to go about this, could you help me please. The supplier i got the memory from are useless.


My system specs are



Radeon 9800pro (256mb)

512mb Corsair XMS memory (dual channel)

Sata hdd






Please help





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The package won't be a problem.

If the RAM is faulty you'll get a RMA # to send it back.

Not sure how long it takes considering where you live.

I did it before and I overnighted it and it took like 2 days to get it back.

Unless you have some spare RAM to use in the mean time it might take a little

more time then usual for obvious reasons.

Good Luck!!

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This is about the best that i can give you as i am not that clued up on fsb etc!


All is standard, i updated the bios about a month ago, the processor is a 2.8ghz p4 (the old socket type apparently).


I haven't changed anything in the bios except turning the on-board sound off!

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Please go to the bios setup and load setup defaults and set the timings and Frequency manually to whats listed bellow.

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 400DDR

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

Then please test them again with wwww.memtest.org, and if you still get errors with one module lets get them replaced. 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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Thanks for the prompt help!


I proceeded to check and change the bios settings to no avail though!


I still had over 2000 errors after 2 runs through the memtest.


Am in the process of filling out an RMA.





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