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One of two Corsair modules are bad.


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I first started noticing issues when I attempted to patch a video game that was installed on my system. The issues cam in the form of checksum errors when patching, then later when attempting to re-install the software. I received further errors when attempting to install some other software at a later date.


I started off by attempting to defrag my hard drive, which did not work.

I then formatted and re-installed Windows XP and the problems persisted.


I decided to try running Memtest, even though my Alienware PC is still fairly new and received 375+ errors on the first pass. I have two Corsair VS512MB400 modules, so removed one and ran Memtest once again and got 0 errors on 4 back to back passes.


It appears that one of the two modules has gone bad. What steps must I take before filling out an RMA form? If I'm allowed a replacement, is it possible to get the exact same chip so that I can continue to use the remaining good one in dual channel mode?


- Joe Faulstick

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Please set the Dim Voltage to 2.7X volts (+.2 Volts W/Giga-Byte) and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, XMS2700C2 Cass 2-3-3-6 for example or if you have Value Select "BY SPD" and then test the module/'s one at a time with www.memtest.org! If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure.
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