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Bad 512 XMS Module


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My fourth piece of XMS - No problems till now

Started to randomly get Stop errors (BSOD) like 0X0000005

NTFS.SYS

Found some references on web that said possible Bad RAM

(I thought no way, not XMS )

Ran Memtest 3.2 overnite - 32 runs - 4 failed

System was running at 6-3-3-2

did some searching - found this forum

Found posts on this forum that suggested 6-3-3-2.5 for AMD and voltage of 2.7

Made changes, ran Memtest - failed on third test

Pulled RAM, tried in my DELL Dimension 2400 - Celeron 2.0 P4

No POST - only beeps

Don't have another DDR system to try in.

Would Like RMA

Sticker numbers :

CMX5123200CPT XMS3202v4.2

0446123-3

XMS3200 512MB 400 MHz CL2

 

If replaced with same - should I still use 6-3-2.5 and 2.7v?

Thank You

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Please set these settings and test the modules one at a time with http://www.memtest.org to be sure.

CPU Freq: 133 MHz

System Performance: User Define

Memory Frequency: 100%

Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts

Resulting Frequency: 133MHz

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): 6T

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Memtest 1.65 also shows errors with 2.5-3-3-6 @2.7volts

Didn't mean to confuse - I only have one module that has failed.

 

Is memtest86 1.65 more reliable than memtest3.2 ?

 

Will the replacement RAM need to be set at 2.5-3-3-6 @ 2.7

I have a pair in a ASUS A7N8-Deluxe at 2-3-3-6 @ 2.7

The replacement will probably go back in the A7N8-X

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There's 2 memtests out there:

 

Memtest86+ (http://www.memtest.org/) (this is the one Corsair recommends)

Latest Version: 1.65 (October 1, 2005)

 

Based on the well-known original memtest86 written by Chris Brady, memtest86+ is a port by some members of the x86-secret team. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date and completly reliable version of this software tool aimed at memory failures detection.

 

Memtest86 (http://www.memtest86.com/)

Latest Version: 3.2 (November 11, 2004)

 

Memtest86 is thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86.
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