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I have been running Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT 1GB DDR400 in my Abit IC7-G for the past two years now without issue. I turned on the computer the other day and it powered on but nothing happened. At first thought I thought that it may have been my video card and tried swapping that out. Still it would power on, but the computer would not boot. I tried resetting the CMOS and booting with default BIOS settings. I tried booting from each module seperately. All with the same power on, but no boot result. I do not have another machine that can handle these modules, but I am certain that it is the modules.
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If this is happening with either module testing them one at a time I would suspect some other problem, as it would be really hard for two modules to fail in the same way at the same time. I would see if a friend can maybe help you test the modules in another MB to be sure.
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That was my thoughts exactly. I am looking into the issue of the motherboard as well, the only other componant that I couldn't test yet. I am doing my best to find someone that has a machine that I can test my modules in. I will get back to you when/if I can find someplace to test them.
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I tried to find a machine that could take my ram to test it in, but by the time I actually get one to test them in they could have already been shipped out there to you and tested. I already went through the steps and got an RMA, they will be shipped out soon. Thanks for all the assistance
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Sorry this post took so long. I am going to school not too close to my house, so I wasn't able to get the ram into the machine until I came home for Christmas break. I installed it and everything booted. I re-installed Windows and was having issues. So I wiped my harddrive clean with G-Disk from Norton and re-installed again. I was still having issues with locking up and installations that included file varification. I play World of Warcraft, and was having extreme issues playing the game (after the huge chore of getting it to install properly). I kept getting memory exception errors when I was playing and/or blue screen errors from Windows. (Other programs also causing blue screen shutdown). I tried then to run the machine with only one stick at a time. I took out the second piece and ran the computer that way. Things have been running fine, they have been running like there is only 512MB in the computer, but I have yet to get a blue screen or a WoW memory exception. I tried it running with just the chip that I took out and saw blue screens and memory exceptions again at a greater frequencey. I downloaded and ran Memtest, but have only run it through the standard test which it passes (even booting with only the "bad" ram stick). I was wondering how to run Memtest to test the memory properly and what we could do from there.
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Am I going to have to send both sticks back seeing that I bought it as a pair and they are supposed to be matched? Or do I just send the bad stick back and get a single one replaced? I am 99% sure it is just one of them and I have identified the bad stick, but do I send just that back or both?
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I followed the link "I think I have a bad part what do I do.And submitted an RMA just as before immeadiately after I read you post on Monday 12/19. It said I would be contacted within 24 hours, just as I had been last time. It is now well over 48 hours later and I have not heard any word back. I generally would be more patient, but I would like to make sure that the ram gets here before I leave to go back to school. I was wondering if ther was some reason for the delay in response.
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I am beginning to think that I am cursed. I recieved my two new modules and installed them. It took Windows almost no time at all to crash. So, hoping that there was just an issue with my Windows installing given that it was installed with the last pair I inserted the unlabeled disk that I had just burned, that I thought was Gdisk, to wipe the harddrive clean. The disk I ended up putting in ironically was memtest. I took not more than 2 minutes for memtest to pick up errors. I let Memtest run through its 10 tests. It showed 883 errors:

 

Test 0 : 0 Errors

Test 1 : 0 Errors

Test 2 : 4 Errors

Test 3 : 97 Errors

Test 4 : 236 Errors

Test 5 : 428 Errors

Test 6 : 105 Errors

Test 7 : 13 Errors

Test 8 : 0 Errors

Test 9 : 0 Errors

 

I am kind of at a loss of what to do. I really need to get this machine up and running. It is crippling me not having it working here at school. If you think that it could possibly the rambus I will try and find a friend on campus that I can test the ram in to make sure that I am not wasting all of our time by sending these modules back again. Thanks in advance for a response.

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I can check and let you know when I get back to school. They should be the factory defaults though, because after the first replacement sticks came I sent my motherboard back for recall thinking maybe it was an issue with the motherboard instead. This is a brand new motherboard(same model newer rev.) and the thing that bothers me is that I am predominantly having issues with just one of the two sticks in the matched pair. I tested the sticks I currently have seperately after testing them together with memtest. One stick passes on all accounts the other came up with 10 errors on test 5. Together they came up with the 883 errors that I previously posted. I will let you know the settings as soon as I can, but I was just wondering if there was a reason that I would be seeing these apparent anomalies in sticks of memory that are supposed to be matched.
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I changed the setting in the BIOS and ran memtest with no errors. I hope that was all that needed to be done to fix this problem and if it is the case appologize for the misunderstanding leading to the first replacement set being re-RMA'ed. I will re-install Windows cleanly to ensure that errors weren't a result of a bad copy (it was installed with the old ram). I thank you again for your help and hopefully my next post will be more of an update on how things are back to normal
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