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Got 1 maybe 2 bad modules


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Ok, just recently my windows started crashing at pure random points, at first I thougt it was a windows problem so I tried system restore to no avail, then I considered it could be a filled up hdd because of too much system restore points (350 mb free) also didn't help.

So I thougt it might be a ram issue and so I downloaded memtest86, and ran it, guess what, got errors, when I've got the time to take a closer look (latest will be this weekend) I will try to figure out wich of my modules is the bad one.

Now for the warranty part, I bought them from somebody I met up on a computer-forum, it's 2 valueselect corsair 512 mb ram sticks, I bought 3 from him, one was for a friend. Now my question is, what do I need to do to get the warranty for the bad stick(s).

I live in holland so plz don't tell me to send them to the usa or something unless there is no other way.

Oh, before I forget to mention it, they ran fine for about half a year untill now.

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It are 2 VS512MB400 sticks. My cpu is running at its standard speed of 1916mhz. Got no performance boost settings in the bios. Mem is running on standard latency's set up in the bios, CAS Latency: 2.5, RAS 2 CAS: 3, RAS Precharge 3, Cycle Time 8.
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With that CPU you would need to set the memory frequency and timings manually.

CPU Freq: 166 MHz

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 166MHz

Memory Timings: Manual/User Define

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.5T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 7T

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Thanks for the help, but I ruled out the possibility of the problem being the ram, now I am aiming for my gpu or the psu, maybe the psu is not putting out enough power to feed the whole system and just fails to feed either the hdd or the memory so windows crashes.


//edit. Turned out to be the psu not putting out enough power to feed my power hungry system...

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