fudd30 Posted January 18, 2006 Share Posted January 18, 2006 I have had this current system which I built for about a year and a half, and for memory I have the Corsair XMS 1 GB TwinX Matched Memory Pair, on the Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard with an Athlon XP 3200+ Barton processor. The memory is running at 400 and in dual-channel mode. This past week, my computer started to crash at what seemed like random times. When I looked into it more, it was only crashing when it first began to use most of the memory I had in the system. I booted the system with a floppy into MemTest86 v3.2 and ran all tests twice on my memory, and both times it turned up errors on test #8 (Modulo 20, ones & zeros) on a variety of places (about 60 errors each time) anywhere from 777.5 MB to 1022.4 MB, with the "Good" being "ffffffff", and the "ERR-Bits" being "00ff0000". This verified my earlier discovery that only using large amounts of memory would cause problems, as it was this area where the errors were. I took out the second of the two memory modules, ran all tests in MemTest86 twice again, and came up with no errors. I have also tested using large quantities of memory in Windows with only one stick in, and have not been able to make any more crashes occur. My conclusion is that the second stick, which I took out of the system, has gone bad and should be replaced under the lifetime warrenty. My question is, because the memory was purchased as a matched pair, should I RMA both sticks and get in return a new matched pair, or should I only RMA the one bad stick? -Steve Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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