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Dear Sirs:


I purchased a match set of Corsair memory for my newly built computer approx. 2 years ago.

I am running a P4-3.2 on an Intel D875 motherboard, the memory is a set of matched modules from Corsair - CMX512-3200LL, 512MB, 400MHz, XMS3200.


When first built 2 years ago, the RAM worked perfectly and my computer ran flawlessly until approximately 6 weeks ago, I began having all kinds of minor glitches...programs would not install or would not install properly....I was unable to have certain programs open at the same time...certain websites would close as soon as I visited them....etc. I completely re-loaded all software after re-formatting my harddrive and the problem was still present(actually it seemed worse). I then removed one of the memory sticks and all problems ceased...my computer once again ran OK. I have not changed any part of my computer since I built it 2 years ago.This tells me that the memory stick I removed is bad and that it was the problem.


Can you please advise me as to my next step? I would like to return these memory sticks for replacement.


Thanks for your help.


T Blain Newman

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Please load setup/optimized defaults and then 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, XMS3200LL Cass 2-3-2-6 with the Ras to Cas set to "3" 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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