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Late 2003 my uncle brought a present for me (the Netherlands) when he was on vacation in the US. It was the Corsair Platinum Series CMX256A-3200C2PT 2 modules of 256MB.


Unfortunately I was using an ASUS P4S800 which doesn't support Dual Channel. I decided to sell it and will be replacing it with a MSI 865PE Neo2-P.


I have been using these memory modules with this MSI since December and a year with the ASUS. But now one of the modules has gone bad: XMS3202v1.1 0302031. My computer just didn't want to boot. I thought it was the BIOS. So I cleared the CMOS with the pin on the motherboard. With no results. After that I checked the modules one by one and it came out one of the modules is bad. I have also checked the faulty module on a Nforce2 Epox motherboard and it was not booting as well.


My conclusion is that the module is defective. Can I ask for support even though I live in the Netherlands? Hopefully someone can help me out as I 'm very fond of my Corsair memory and my red MSI. Thanks for reading.



I have tested in different slots, but unfortunately same results. More data with my good module (I can't get into POST/BIOS with my bad module) from the BIOS V3.A:


Frequency: 200MHz

CAS# Latency: 2.5 clocks

RAS# to CAS#Delay: 4 clocks

RAS# Precharge: 4 clocks

Cycle Time (Tras): 8 clocks

Dim Voltage: 2.7 Volts


I have read 2.8 for dim is also good, but I can't modify to 2.8 in the BIOS with my bad module because it won't POST.

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Any support/suggestions for me too?


I have P4 2.6 with HT on a MSI 865PE Neo2-P latest BIOS Version3.A

The bad module also didn't work on a XP2500+ on a EPOX 8RDA3+.


On both systems it won't POST.


Help please.

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