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I recently got some new ram to go with my new system

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)

Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT

 

And I got everything setup and I ran Memtest86+ before I did anything and the memory keeps getting errors right away fresh out of the package, It took about 3 passes to get errors so i figured it might not matter and I went ahead and installed windows and such, the about a day later i had horrid data corruption on my drive and lost everything, more than likely it was the memory that had caused it. Anything I can do or can I just RMA it for some new stuff?

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Please set the memory voltage to 2.75 Volts and test the modules with http://www.memtest.org.

Options I have are 2.6,.7,.8 +, i dont have the half options for the memory, what should i pick? Isnt the stock voltage 2.6? And yeah, I've been using Memtest86+ to test it, in which it failed

 

EDIT: I saw on one of the stickys that the memory is tested and good for up to 2.9V, should i just go for 2.8 instead of 2.75 then? Since i dont have the 2.75?

 

Well i tried 2.8V, and i still got errors on the 2nd pass of memtest @ test 5

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Getting errors in test 5 would suggest some other problem, and yes I would use 2.8 Volts. What bios version do you have installed?

 

6-23-05

 

But..., i was running dual channel in slots 1-3 and for no reason i moved the sticks to 2-4 and i ran memtest for 8 hours no problems.....weird, guess the memory is ok

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Ok then I assume the system is up and running then right?

 

Yes, one question though, when i start to overclock my processor, if i keep my ram on a divider so that it's at 200mhz (400mhz ddr) while i raise my FSB, the memory isnt being stressed any more than normal is it?

 

Also can i ask what settings would be best for the ram for Max Async Latancy and Read Preamble? I heard 9 MAL and 7 Read Preamble from someone, is this correct?

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Yes and no, I mean that as your CPU performance increases the latency may need to be relaxed to make or keep the system stable because the CPU cache will read and write faster causing more loading on the memory controller.
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