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I'm pretty sure I have a bad stick of RAM.


My system started to lock up randomly, and whenever I attempted to copy files from a network to my local drive. I could get it to lock up consistantly when the directory being copied had a large number of sub directories.


I have done the following troubleshooting steps to narrow the problem down to this specific peice of RAM.


  • Ran SCNDSK and Defragged the harddrives looking for bad sectors. - Problem persisted.
  • Replaced IDE cable to harddrives. - Problem persisted.
  • Replaced Harddrives (thought it might be a problem with the stripped drives) - Problem persisted.
  • Replaced Motherboard - Problem Persisted
  • Replaced Processor - Problem Persisted.
  • Removed my XXXXXXXXX Module - Problem persisted.
  • Removed the Corsair Module - Problem Resolved.


I'm willing to do any further testing required but I am pretty sure the problem is the Corsair memory module.

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With just our module installed please load setup/optimized defaults then please set the Dim Voltage to 2.7X volts and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, and then test the module/modules 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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Just wanted to thank you. After I posted here I poked around the site some more and found the correct settings in my bios. Looks like the problem has gone away for now.


I am a little concerned about making sure I got them right though. I have a stick of Corsair and another of that kingly kind. Can I get some advise on the best settings to make sure these two will play nicely together?

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