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possible bad ram: CMX512-3200C2


jeffro01

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I purchased this ram back in march of 04. Lately i have been having memory address errors within windows XP, the internet will stop working, the computer will lock up, or explorer will crash for no reason at all, and finally sometimes it takes 3 minutes to load my computer. After all that i figured something was wrong. So i ran memtest v1.4 and according to it, i have bad ram i have 2 512mb sticks and can not tell which according to the test but i know at least 1 stick is bad. I would like to rma both since i can not tell. What do i need to do? Thanks

 

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Can you tell me the exact model# of your memory module and please tell me if you purchased the module/s as a pair or set; also what is the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and its FSB as well? In addition, please tell me if you have the latest BIOS installed on your system and what BIOS settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Can you tell me the exact model# of your memory module and please tell me if you purchased the module/s as a pair or set; also what is the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and its FSB as well? In addition, please tell me if you have the latest BIOS installed on your system and what BIOS settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?

 

The model is: CMX512-3200C2 and i purchased 2 sticks at the same time, no they were not a pair or set. Just two individual modules. I have a Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP FSB 800 motherboard with an Athlon 64 3200+ CPU am running current bios with default settings, nothing overclocked or tweaked. Thanks

 

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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;

CMX512 or CMX256A-3200C2

Advanced Chipset Features (Ctrl + F1)

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

SDRAM Bank Interleave: 4/Auto/Enabled

SDRAM Command Rate: 1T

Frequency Voltage Control

CPU Freq: 200

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts (+.2)

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI 9200 or 9600 then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

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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Please make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your MB and load Setup/optimized default settings, and try the following BIOS settings;

CMX512 or CMX256A-3200C2

Advanced Chipset Features (Ctrl + F1)

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

SDRAM Burst Length: 8

SDRAM Bank Interleave: 4/Auto/Enabled

SDRAM Command Rate: 1T

Frequency Voltage Control

CPU Freq: 200

Memory or Dim Reference voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts (+.2)

AGP Voltage: Default *unless you have ATI 9200 or 9600 then 1.6 Volts suggested!*

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!

 

 

Tried your settings in my bios. Then tested each sticks seperatly with memtest 1.4 (the same test i used the first time) and BOTH sticks had multiple errors. I have used pc check to check standard motherboard functions and that all came out good. So what now?

 

Jeff

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If memtest86 found problems or errors on both memory modules, then I will suggest you to look at other hardware/peripherals installed on your system. I do not think the problem is coming from the memory modules! However if you have tested other peripherals/hardware and known to be good, then lets go ahead and get the module/s replace. 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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If memtest86 found problems or errors on both memory modules, then I will suggest you to look at other hardware/peripherals installed on your system. I do not think the problem is coming from the memory modules! However if you have tested other peripherals/hardware and known to be good, then lets go ahead and get the module/s replace. Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!

 

 

I have tested both of my hard drives with DFT, passed. Tested my video card again with pc check, passed. Ran all pc check MB tests and passed. The only thing that fails is my memory. So i will have them exchanged

 

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Lets try replacing them, but if you have the same problem again, I would maybe check your PSU and make sure that you have the latest bios and or the bios that is on your MB suppors the CPU you have installed.

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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