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Over a year ago


specifically on july 27 2003, i purchased 2 sticks of Corsair XMS ram

model #(Quantity of 2) CMX512-3200C2PT

on the box the LOT# 0329082


just recently, i have had a problem with my windows randomly crashing (usually when playing games or listening to music) giving me errors of memory read.


It said to run windows diagnostic memory test, and after running 1 pass of the Extended test, a few of them had failed.


im not sure what to do


im running latency times of 2.5-3-3-8 (i believe)


my BIOS is

6/28/04 13:50:06 Ver: 08.00.10


my computer specs are

Im on a Pentium 4 3.0ghz Northwood 800mhz FSB HT Technology

Intel D865 PERL K motherboard

2 512 meg Corsair XMS ddr400 pc3200 ram (platinum heat spreaders)

160 Gig 7200 rpm SATA Seagate

250 Gig 7200 rpm Maxxtor

120 Gig 7200 rpm WD SE

128mg ATI RAEDON 9800 PRO

Soudblaster audigy 2zs

48x12x48 Liteon cdrw

16x Pioneer dvd

Klipsch 5.1 promedia

250meg external Zip

17" Samsung LCD 172x

Logitech Mx500 mouse

Steelpad 4s Mousepad

Logitech Elite Keyboard Black

Plantronics Audio 90

Power Supply 480w Thermaltake Butterfly PSU




Ive ran windows diagnostic memory test and some of the items had failed on it


Also using memtest86 heres some stats that i compiled:

Chipset: Intel i845/i865

ECC: Disabled

FSB: 199mhz

PAT: Disabled

Settings: RAM: 199mhz (DDR398)

CAS: 2.5-3-3-8

Dual Channel 128bit

Errors: 1513


1513 Errors Picture Through Digital Camera

Error Picture #2


Wow please help


Please help me by responding to this thread


I'm not too sure if i need it replaced or now. please respond.

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Bumping within 24 hours is not allowed, and is useless on the weekend when Corsair is closed. Also as a side note, editing a post to bump it does nothing, so I removed the bump, as well as your email address so spammers don't get it.


Test the sticks one at a time with memtest.org with the following settings:


CAS Latency: 2

RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3

Row Precharge (tRP): 3

Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6


2.75 or 2.8 volts

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And if you do find you have a failing module?

Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!


Dear Ram guy, i had a question. i found out how to change the latency timings for my Ram from 2.5-3-3-8 to 2-3-3-6

now my question, where do i go to change the voltage settings on that?


i did not see that on my bios, however i was able to change the latency timings for my RAM on my bios.



is it on the program memtest86 and if so please guide me to the direction that it is located.



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just ran memort tests on both dimms (seperately 1 at a time) in each slot







and received well over 1,000 errors each time, specifically one of my ram with a large 263.5 meg error (several times)


I'm currently RMA'ing both of my sticks.

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