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I think one of my CMX256A - 3500C2 memory modules is bad.

I wanted to sell them (because of upgrading to 1Gb) but they are returned to me because they are defect.

The buyer had replaced his 2 x CMX512-3500C2 XMS3502v1.1 with my modules and got errors with 200mhz

His system Mainboard: MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum, CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90n.


I did not recognize this before because they worked fine in my board with 200MHz. I never clocked them over 200 MHz.

I checked it with Memtest in my system with several settings including default fail-safe settings.

My results are:

One of the modules does not work above 200MHz. The other runs fine with 214MHz.


If i have to return them, i must do it with both modules because of dual-channel Memory.


The memory :

2 single modules XMS3500


CMX256A - 3500C2 (XMS3502v1.1 0320020)


My system:

Abit IC7, P4C 2.4 GHz.

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I would suggest we replace them both if you will run them in the same system. 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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