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CMX 1024-3200 - Possible Bad RAM

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I purchased 2 GB of CMX 1024-3200 from Newegg.com. I am pretty sure that one of the sticks is bad, but I wanted to post here and see if anyone can think of anything I am missing before I file an RMA.


My system is:


Athlon X2 4400

DFI LanParty UT nF4 SLI-D Motherboard



EVGA Nvidia 7900 GT video card

Running Windows XP x64 Professional



All components in the computer are brand new except for the 250 GB HD.


Here is what happened: I put the computer together and everything was running beautifully. Then twice, the computer suddenlyt froze in the middle of the program. No BSOD, no blank screen -- the screen just froze. It happened twice previously. The third time, this morning, it happened, and I restarted the computer, and it would not start. The power came on, and I would just get a blank screen with a "No Video" notice on the monitor. I changed the CMOS jumper and then got a "CMOS Checksum Error" when I tried to reboot. After messing with the computer for about 2 hours (no matter what I did, the BIOS would not save), I started removing components to find the problem. Sure enough, I took out the second stick of RAM, and the computer booted perfectly, and all issues were solved.


To ensure it was not a motherboard issue, I tried the bad stick of RAM by itself, and I got the same result as before: the computer would power on, but would just give me a blank screen. Oddly, I did not get any beeps or anything of that sort.


I could not try Memtest, because I can't even get the computer to boot when I have the bad RAM in.


Anyone have any ideas, or know of anything that I might be missing here? Any help is appreciated.

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