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Seemingly faulty VS1GBKIT400


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I have two 512MB PC3200 DDR sticks from the VS1GBKIT400 set. I believe both sticks are faulty.


I am using an ASUS A7V880 motherboard (VIA KT880/VT8237) with an AMD Athlon XP 3200+.


I have run memtest86 on either stick, both together and individually, in various slots on my motherboard, and I get the same number of failures on either stick no matter where I place it (16 on one, 86 on the other at various addresses of RAM that are not constant between the two), whether it is individual or not, et cetera. All my BIOS settings are set to autodetect memory settings.


I have used memtest86 with the same motherboard on an older stick of 512MB PC2100 DDR RAM which yielded no failures. So unless my motherboard is having troubles accessing higher speed RAM (doubtful) or something along those lines, I'm pretty sure both sticks of my VS1GBKIT400 are having problems.


Any suggestions before I request an RMA?



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Please try and set the following timings first and then test them one at a time with http://www.memtest.org to be sure. But it would be unlikely that you have 2 bad modules from us, in fact almost impossible.

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%/1-1

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8T

Then please test them and if you do find one is failing please follow the instructions bellow. But if you still get errors with both modules I would suggest testing them in another system.


Please send us a email with a copy of the form or all of your info name address and phone# and the Module part# and copy the link to this post and email it to Warranty@corsairmemory.com. Or you can also use the On Line RMA Request Form as well.

If after 1 day or 24 hours excluding weekends you do not get the rma please email the same to rma@corsairmemory.com and we will help to resolve it.

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