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Failing TwinX1024-3200XL


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Hi, I'm having trouble with my corsair twinx set of the above model number.

I'm been receiving spontaneous restarts, BSODs (with varing stop error messges) and crashes to the desktop in Half-Life 2. I have tried many things, and believe I have a bad part. Perhaps there is more I could try before requesting an RMA.

Here's what I've done so far:


1. Tried removing 1 module, so I am running at 512MB single channel. The system appears completely stable. I receive no BSODS, and no crashes in either HL2 or F.E.A.R.


2. Tried swapping modules (ie. switching their postions in the mainboard, and running one at a time). One module gives errors in memtest86+ at run times of over an hour while the other does not.


3. Tried applying the following memory related setting in the bios manually, as SPD does not give correct timings:

-DRAM voltage: 2.8V (default is 2.7V)

-SDRAM CAS Latency: 2.0T

-SDRAM RAS to CAS delay (tRCD): 2T

-SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

-SDRAM active to precharge delay (TRAS): 5T

-SDRAM Bank interleave: Enable (there is no option in this bios for 4 Bank interleave)

note-My Bios version is 1009 for the ASUS A8V Deluxe


no matter what I try the problems return when using both memory modules in dual channel mode. Memtest gives well over 150,000 errors for a run time of just 20 minutes!


Perhaps the memory times are simply too agressive for my mobo?

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  • 2 weeks later...
I received my new modules on Friday, and tested them with memtest86+ for several hours today. I found no errors with 14 passes, at which point the old modules would have many thousands. It appears the problems I was having while playing HL2 and Counter-Strike have cleared up. Thanks for all the help guys, I'm really pleased with the customer service!:biggrin:
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