sledgehammer70 Posted January 31, 2006 Share Posted January 31, 2006 Hi, I have a pretty good idea that I have one of 4 sticks that went bad on me. I have had it running without a problem for about 3 1/2 months now; I have a pair of CMXP512-3200C2. I have also been running a pair of Corsair XMS TWINX1024-3200C2PT. The Problem: I have been running BF2 and other games for sometime without an issue, now all the sudden games started to freeze and crash the system in the middle of the game. I thought it was a driver issue, so I started to look around at NVIDIA’s drives, the AMD Nforce 4 drivers and made sure I was up to date, I started to play a bit more and it was still happening... not even thinking it was a ram issue, i jumped to check my page file setup, as I was doing this I realized my computer was only seeing 1.5Gigs of Ram, so I peered into the side of my case and notice the LED wasn't working on one of my sticks of CMXP512-3200C2... so I shut the comp and checked it out. First thing I thought the LED was toasted or something. So I swapped the LED’s from each stick and turned the comp on, and now the other LED wasn't working but the one that I thought was broke was working on the other ram chip... so than I thought dead Ram slot on the mobo, so I switched the slots the ram chips were in, and turned the system back on, and now that ram chip wasn't working in the other slot... hmm I wondered, now I turned everything off and pulled all the ram chips out. so I put the one chip I suspected to be broken in slot A1 and turned the comp on.... nothing no lights no nothing on the ram LED... so I turned it all off and moved it to A2 than B1 and to B2 and still nothing on all 4 attempts. So I did the same with the other ram chips, the comp turned on each time on all slots. So I now know for sure I have a bad stick of ram on my hands. I bought these ram sticks from Newegg.com and I have all the original paper work. So I think I have isolated the issue to the one ram chip. Now these chips were bought in a pair. If the one is indeed not working will you replace both chips so I will have a matching pair once again? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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