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I started smelling a burnt smell in my computer when i powered up and turned it off. My computer wouldn't turn on after this. I put all 4 GB's of RAM in another computer to check it and the computer turned on. After about a minute, the computer restarted itself and continuously restarted itself after that.

 

I turned off the computer and began checking the RAM one at a time until I found the culprit. The computer wouldn't boot at all when this one bad chip was installed. I believe a voice, if my memory is correct, came through my speakers stating something about a CPU OVERCLOCKING malfunction or something. The 2nd computer works fine with the other 3 sticks installed

 

The RAM is VALUESELECT DDR2 PC2-4200 SDRAM. The part number on the stick is VS1GB533D2. I'm positive the stick is bad, but any help or advice will be greatly appreciated

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Please load setup/optimized defaults and then set the Dim Voltage to 2.0 volts and then leave the timings set to Auto or By "BY SPD" and then test the module/'s one at a time with www.memtest.org! If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure.
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