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difference between TWINX2048-3200 and 3200C2


neonarcade

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I've been running a TWINX2048-3200 on my Asus A8N SLI Premium board for over two months with no problems, and tonight i started receving lots of blue screens and corrupt data from file and network activity.

 

I switched the memory down to an old pair of 512 ValueSelects I had lying around, and the problems stopped.

 

After reading the forums a bit I see that the 3200C2 is recommended for my mobo, but never the 3200. What is the difference?

 

If the 3200 works fine, should I setup an RMA for the chips?

 

I also tested the chips 1 at a time running at 1024 single channel, and the system was still unstable, although made it a bit longer without errors.

 

I'm currently running a burn-in test on the ValueSelect pair with Sandra 2007. To see if maybe any other parts fail.

 

Thanks!

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Test one stick at a time in each slot using Memtest86+.

 

Try these settings:

 

CAS Latency (tCL): 3

RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3

Row Precharge (tRP): 3

Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 8

 

Memory Voltage: 2.7-2.8 Volts (Warrantied up to, but not over, 2.90 volts)

All other settings to defaults.

 

Source: Corsair XMS Qualification and Testing Information

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Ok! I tested each stick, and one of them is definately bad, it gives nothing but red errors while its installed.

 

Now, since the memory is only 2 months old, I need to request an RMA?

 

I can run on this ValueSelect ram until the unit is replaced.

 

Also, do I RMA just the bad one, or the pair, since they are paired?

 

Thanks for all your help!

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