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CMX512-35002PT (512MB x 2) RMA request


Crom451

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I recently experienced a system crash. The system would not boot - it simply stalled during the boot process. I opened another system and replaced components one-at-a-time, hoping to find the device causing the problem. I found that when I substituted in my XMS3500, the good machine failed to boot. I tried both sticks and then each, individually - receiving failures all three times. I replaced the original stick of DDR into the good machine and it booted fine. None of my other components caused any trouble with the new machine.
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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Motherboard = Gigabyte 8IK1100 ver. 2

CPU = Intel Pentium 4 3.0c

FSB = 800Mhz

Memory = 512MB DDR3500

OS = Windows XP Pro

 

I dabbled a little with the BIOS settings about a year ago, but I prefer stability - as the overclocking seemed to unsettle the whole system, and thus I never overclock anything. I am running everything stock - as it came right out of the box. The Gigabyte board also has performance enhancements by way of another BIOS utility, I do not use that either.

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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;

CMX512-3500

Advanced Chipset Features (Ctrl + F1)

DRAM Clock: 400 MHz

Configure Dram timing by SPD: Disabled/User define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 7T

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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The system will not POST at all. Please re-read my original message. The Corsair RAM brings the good system down so hard that will not even wake and cry out loud.

 

I'm not trying to be a pain here, but I have most assuredly verified that the RAM is bad. I'm a network engineer/pc tech. I do this for a living.

 

Thanks.

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