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I've got an RMA started on this, but i wanted to come here just to make sure that i'm not totaly loosing my mind. I've got a set of TwinX2048-3200C2 that refuses to work in a dual-channel configuration. The memory works great on any of the below motherboards, if you only run one stick at a time. EITHER one. But, put them together for dual channel, and things quickly get bad. If the system posts at all, Windows will not be stable - Crash to Desktop in program that you (try to) run or the most common issue was frequent reboots.

 

In all these motherboards, a set of TwinX2048-4400PRO was used to test for system operability. The 4400Pro sets worked as advertised in dual channel. Go back to the 3200C2 and the system is unstable.

 

Motherboards tested:

Gigabyte: GA-K8N-SLI

Asus: A8N32-SLI Deluxe - A8N5X

 

The system was run in a standard CPU 200FSB and Memory:200FSB - in short. NO Overclocking was attempted with this set. I just wanted stabilty first. After not getting it, I submitted an RMA here. I tried to do AUTO SPD detect in BIOS and setting the latency values manually per the product spec page here at Corsair.

 

In short: WTF?

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and then load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.75 volts and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, and then test the module/modules one at a time with http://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. In addition, with this MB you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.
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I have ran memtest on the followings boards:

 

Gigabyte: GA-K8N-SLI

Asus: A8N32-SLI Deluxe -

Asus: A8N5X

MSI K8N-Neo (single channel only)

 

NONE of those tests resulted in errors. And the only system that would remain stable was the MSI-K8N-NEO, and its a sinlge channel only board.

The other 3 boards run the ram in dual channel, and THEY refuse to hold a stable windows system.

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Well that is like trying to use a sledge hammer to drive a nail! And it will complicate the testing to know if it’s the memory that’s the cause will be impossible to know for sure.

I would suggest you select the MB you want to use and then simplify the testing and let me know the complete system configuration along with the make and model of PSU and then test the modules with http://www.memtest.org and go from there!

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