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shoktroopa

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After having flawless system performanace for about 18 months, I suddenly experienced a system crash while gaming. After restarting, I got a blue screen and although i eventually got the system to boot, whenever I am doing anything that requires alot of system resources (like installing applications or gaming) i get referenced memory errors, MD5 errors, or corrupt file notifications. These also appear randomly when I download files, as they become corrupt. I can usually get around this by simply re-downloading the same file. The system also crashes to the desktop with no notifications at somewhat random intervals, but not during all applications. I have wiped my hard drive and re-installed windows, but the problem persists. I even had a file error while installing the fresh copy of windows. I am pretty sure this is a memory issue and if it is I will get the memory and system specs when I go home after work. Any help or advice you can offer is greatly appreciated.
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What I know off hand:

 

Memory:

VS1GBKIT400

 

Motherboard:

SOLTEK SL-K8TPro-939 Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD

 

Processor:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Newcastle 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500AWBOX - Retail

 

I'll have to get back to you on the BIOS settings, although they should be whatever the default is...

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  • Corsair Employees
Please set the Dim Voltage to 2.7X volts (+.2 Volts W/Giga-Byte) and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, XMS2700C2 Cass 2-3-3-6 for example or if you have Value Select "BY SPD" and then test the module/'s 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.
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  • 2 weeks later...
I have been operating the system using just one of the modules, which appears to be working correctly (I have successfully reinstalled several large files that had yielded errors previously, when using both modules). When I swap out this seemingly functional module for the bad one, the system crashes within minutes of booting to desktop. Also, I have finally gotten around to testing each module separately with memtest. Memtest found one error in the module that I have been using, and essentially found the other module to be almost entirely faulty.
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Let's get them replaced. Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part! Or *New* Tech Support Express” and we will be happy to replace them or it, please note that you are posting from the forum!
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