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One faulty module -- TWINX512-3200LLPT


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I bought the dual channel memory package, TWINX512-3200LLPT that comes with two identical CMX256A-3200LLPT modules. It seems that one of the two modules is faulty or bad.

 

I bought the TWINX512-3200LLPT to put in the computer I was building. Half way through the installation of Windows XP, installation failed and I recieved a memory error.

 

I checked Microsoft's online support knowledge base and found the exact error I was recieving:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315335#kb2

 

One of the trouble shooting tips said to switch out a memory module. I did this and tried installing again. Installation was successful this time. After I installed Windows I put the module that I had taken out back in with the other. Everything worked fine for about an hour or so, but then I would get a memory error and Windows would crash. So I removed the module again and it did not crash after that.

 

I ran a test on both of the modules with the recommended program MemTest86+ and found hundreds of errors in the stick that was causing the trouble.

 

My hardware configuration:

Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-Deluxe

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 120 Gig

Video Card: ATI Radeon 9700 128 MB

CD-ROM: Plextor Plexwriter Premium CD-RW

 

However, I believe that this is NOT a problem involving my computer configuration.

 

I have since bought and installed the Kingston HyperX twin module set and have had no problems at all with them.

 

I wish to have a RMA.

 

Thank you for your time.

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Please try these settings after you load setup defaults.

AI Over Clock Tuner: Manual

CPU Freq: 200 MHz

Memory Frequency: 100%/DDR400

Dim Voltage to 2.75 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 200MHz/400DDR

Legacy USB: Disabled

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 2T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 5T

Then test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org.

If the suspect module is still failing 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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No luck.

 

I get a huge amount of errors still, even when changing the settings.

 

I fdisked my hard drive last week (Why I'm kind of late replying) and tried installing Windows with the settings you posted, but I still got the errors.

 

It is something wrong with the RAM. The REASON I bought this memory was because Corsair was supposely made good memory for gaming. Atleast from the ratings I read. Sigh.

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No luck.

 

I get a huge amount of errors still, even when changing the settings.

 

I fdisked my hard drive last week (Why I'm kind of late replying) and tried installing Windows with the settings you posted, but I still got the errors.

 

It is something wrong with the RAM. The REASON I bought this memory was because Corsair was supposely made good memory for gaming. Atleast from the ratings I read. Sigh.

I am very sorry about the trouble you are having, let's try replacing the modules for you. Please follow the link in my sig named: I Think I Have a Bad Part. What Do I Do?

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