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CM2X512-5400C4 failure


dj_corsair

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Hello,

I've got two CM2X512-5400C4 modules. I've been getting random program closures and errors in programs and windows when running both modules. The system is unstable, so I ran Prime95, using the high memory stress test. Within 5 secs it gives a hardware failure message, and the program closes down ('windows has encountered an error'). I tried this several times and get the same result.

 

I then took one memory module out, and tried booting the system and testing the system again using Prime95. It ran Prime95 flawlessly; no errors or system lockups (im using this module in my system now).

 

I then put the other module in the system, and would hardly boot windows. Once the desktop appears, windows crashes to the blue screen of death. I tried booting again and the same thing happens, sometimes crashing just after the system post (while windows is loading it comes up with a fatal hardware error, windows cannot start).

 

So it seems I have a faulty memory module. The other module is working fine, but this one can't even start my comp!

 

May I RMA the faulty module?

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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?
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Can you tell me the make and model of MB you have along with the CPU speed and it’s FSB as well? In addition, please tell me the bios settings you have set for both CPU and memory and any performance settings that you may have set?

 

I have a Gigabyte 8I965P-S3 and am running a P4 640 (3.2GHz). Everything is running on default settings, I have not changed anything from default BIOS settings.

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Please load setup/optimized defaults and then set the Dim Voltage to 2.1 volts (+.3 Volts W/Giga-Byte) and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, 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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