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Hello,

 

I have got two XMS3200 and two mainboards with an nForce2 chipset.

Module #1 does work alone (single channel mode) in both mainboards without problems at 400MHz CL2.

Module #2 works for some time and then the computer crashes on both machines at 400MHz CL2.

Memtest86 shows errors after about 20 minutes on module #2.

Both Modules doesn't work together in dual channel mode on both mainboards, the system crashes while

booting the system.

I tried from 2-3-3-8 to 3-4-4-10 all combinations, Optimized, manual or standard system settings in the BIOS,

nothing changes the behavior I described above.

Module #2 showed the fault even on an KT400 and KT600 chipset.

I think both must be replaced to work together in my nForce2 board with CL2 (as they should).

 

Module #1: CMX512-3200C2 XMS3202v1.1 024308

Module #2: CMX512-3200C2 XMS3202v2.2 0319092

 

Thank you,

 

Michael

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IIRC, those are all AMD chipsets. The 3200C2s are guaranteed @ 2.5 CL, not 2.0 on AMD systems. Also, it is never recommended to mix modules of different revisions.

 

Just to clarify, when doing the tests ranging from 2-3-3-8 to 3-4-4-10, was that with both sticks, or just one stick? What is your memory voltage set to?

 

What CPU / FSB do you have?

 

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Hello,

 

your fast ... faster than my editing ...

 

I tried CL2 CL2.5 and CL3, but module #2 still shows the described fault.

Module #2 works with 3-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz.

I tried it with both modules @2.5 and @2.7 @200 MHz.

Yes I know it is not the best to mix two different modules, but if I

use both within there specification (2.5-3-3-6) I can expect they

should work together, even I purchase expensive modules like

Corsair and not cheap no-name modules.

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There's more than just timings to deal with when using memory. The memory controllers nowadays don't play well with different ICs. If the memory controllers didn't mind, then there'd be no reason to have revisions.
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sure, but I bought one module about two years ago and one year later I bought the other one to use dual channel.

If I had to sell the old one, I would loose some money because nobody pays more than 60% of the new price.

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Ram Guy, what ICs are those?

 

Module #1: CMX512-3200C2 XMS3202v1.1 024308

Module #2: CMX512-3200C2 XMS3202v2.2 0319092

 

BIOSMAN: Reason I'm asking is because if they're the old Windbond ICs, you could actually sell them and make a profit :) Of course, whomever bought them wouldn't have a warranty on them, but they'd be overclocking them anyway and probably wouldn't care.

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Module #1: CMX512-3200C2 XMS3202v1.1 024308 Winbond -6 Rev B

Module #2: CMX512-3200C2 XMS3202v2.2 0319092 Winbond -5 Rev C

 

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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