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bad xms3200 cl2, need rma


dymas

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My system worked for month without any problem but some weeks ago random bluescreens in games appeared.

 

I just tested the ram (2xTwinmos 256mb cl2 and 1x 512mb XMS3202v1.2, dualchannel) on my a7n8xe-deluxe with burnintest from http://www.passmark.com and it fails to verify the data in ram every cycle. the two twinmosmodules work just fine alone but the xms does not :(

 

the ram is set to 166mhz fsb, 2-3-3-8, 2,7v

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Can you tell me the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the exact bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?

Should be something like this:

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

Then please run http://www.memtest.org on the system with the modules in slots 2-3.

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Can you tell me the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the exact bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?

Should be something like this:

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

Then please run http://www.memtest.org on the system with the modules in slots 2-3.

 

cpu is 166 x 9,5 (xp1800+ overclocked, worked for 1 year now)

cl is 2, it is a CL2-stick, if it cannot handle cl2, it is bad i think or what have i paid my money for?

 

will try memtest now if i can get it to work from my usbstick (no floppy/cd-r available...)

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Please test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org and I am sorry you will need to use a CD or floppy only as it may show errors that are not from the memory with legacy USB in use and or enabled. But getting errors with both modules would suggest some other problem and I would maybe try and set the CPU to its default and set the Freq to DDR333 and test them one at a time to make sure it’s not some other issue.
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I am sorry but if it will pass memtest I would not trust any other application that runs in DOS. Try testing the modules one at a time, especially if its a DOS application as it may not see more than 512 Meg properly.
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My point is, if this application runs in Dos or Windows, especially it would not be reliable, with the way Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer works. And simply going from 512 Meg to 1.0 Gig of memory may make it fail in a DOS based test.
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cpu is 166 x 9,5 (xp1800+ overclocked, worked for 1 year now)

cl is 2, it is a CL2-stick, if it cannot handle cl2, it is bad i think or what have i paid my money for?

 

They are rated and guaranteed @ CAS 2.0 on Intel systems, CAS 2.5 on AMD systems.

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i reinstalled my winxp and with only the xmsstick, the installation fails because of errors copying a file. i have tried 3 times with the xms, everytime the same.

 

with the twinmos 256mbsticks it worked.

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I think there is a good chance it's just a setting, but lets try replacing your modules.

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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