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I bought the Twinx1024-3200XL ram. It worked fine for about 6 months but then one day I was palying Half life 2 and the computer shut down and reboot in the middle of the game. On reboot I got the blue screen, saying bad ram location. I tried to use the windows recovery concole with the windows xp install cd I have with my computer. It said I had a bad boot sector but every time I tried to fix it, it would not fix. Finally I took out the one stick of ram and left the other one, I could not even install windows because the blue screen came up and gave me the bad ram location. I switched the chips around again and I was able to get windows running and running well. I have not had any problems but I have a bad Corsair memory stick laying around. Do I really have to do the memory tester and reinstall the chip on to my mobo to return the chip?

My specs

AMD 64 3500+

Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939

Nvidia 6800 GT

everything else is onboard

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Test one stick at a time in each slot using memtest.org


CAS Latency: 2

RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2

Row Precharge (tRP): 2

Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5

voltage: 2.7x volts


May also want to try tRCD: 3 as well.

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