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Is this failing RAM, or am I doing something wrong that I don't know about?


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I purchased a 1gb Dual Channel ValueRAM kit during September of last year, and all was well for quite a while. About a month ago, I started having problems, such as random crashes in programs I was using, or just random system crashes all together.

 

I decided to run a memory test program overnight, and found a whopping 470,000 errors were reported. I seemed a bit skeptical that it might be the RAM itself, so I threw it in another computer that I have and ran the memory test on that computer. To no avail, the program reported around 450,000 errors, not far off from what I got the first time.

 

I'm at a loss for words on what it could be. I'm running everything at stock speeds (no overclocking) and my BIOS is up to date.

 

I'm running the RAM in slots 1 and 3 on my motherboard. I also tried them in 1 and 2, and also 2 and 3, but there was no luck there. Please help! :):

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Can you tell us what motherboard you're using, it's major components (like CPU, PSU, vid card ect...) & the voltage used for your memory? Also posting your complete memory part number will greatly help...

 

Running an ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard, with an Athlon XP 3200+ CPU, Thermaltake 480W PSU, and an ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro.

 

The voltage for my memory is currently set to 2.6volts.

 

Part number of the RAM is VS1GBKIT400C3.

 

Hope this helps a little bit :):

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and then load setup defaults and set the Dim Voiltage to 2.7 Volts and test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org to be sure one is not failing.

 

I upped the voltage to 2.7v, and so far, there haven't been any issues. Will post updates after I run memtest+.

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Please test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org and lets make sure one is not failing.

 

Well, I tested each individual stick, and determined that one of them is bad, and the other is coming up with zero errors.

 

With that said, I don't suppose there's a chance of me RMAing the bad stick, since they came as a 2-pack, is there?

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With Value Select, yes you can jst RMA the 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!

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With Value Select, yes you can jst RMA the 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!

 

Alright cool. I submitted the RMA request. Thank you so much for everything!

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