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Been using 2 CMX512-3200C2 for awhile now and they have been rock solid, successfully survived many upgrades (AMD or Intel). But, yes there is always a but...


My latest upgrade consisted of moving to an Abit KN8 with AMD 64 x2 4200+. Things went okay during Windows install but after that it went all down hill with random crashes that made no sense, which to me means faulty memory.


My method of testing was to use 3DMark03 as the crashes happened much faster in DirectX apps versus normal desktop stuff.


I found by trying each stick of memory separately in either DIMM 1 or 3 (the only supported slots when using 1 stick on the motherboard) that it was one particular stick that would cause the system to crash.


Since this is a new build I have not gotten to even think about overclocking, so everything (cpu + memory) is at the auto detected speeds. Memory is show as Cas 2.5 (which it should since its an AMD system).


Is there anything else I need to try or can I RMA this? The memory is easily 1-2 years old. I believe I bought it from ZipZoomFly.com but can not find the order that shows I did.


Thanks for any help,



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Ran MemTest no problems at 2.5-4-4-9 so set BIOS to 2.5-3-3-6 (which is what the memory is rated for). Ran MemTest again and no problems.


So, tried to boot to Windows, nothing. Computer gets through to where Windows is suppose to start loading then it reboots. Take the suspected bad memory out and everything works fine.

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Yes had already tried each stick individually but that is all a mute issue now. Went into BIOS, DRAM Volt was set to 2.6. Increased it to 2.7 and now everything is running fine. Can't believe I missed that, thanks for pointing it out :)
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