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2 CMX1024-3200C2 modules defective


JustinSmith

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I have 2 CMX1024-3200C2 1 GB modules that have just recently become corrupted and defective.

 

It seemed to happen all of a sudden... first I just started getting blue screens in Windows and then ultimately Windows wouldn't boot at all. I ran 3 memory testing programs (such as "MEMtest"), and all came up with massive memory errors. That motherboard was an Asus A8R32-MVP deluxe.

 

To make sure it wasn't my system itself, I tried the modules in another computer with a Asus A8V motherboard. Windows crashed on this system as well, and when I ran memory testing programs on this system, they all again came up with massive memory errors.

 

I then put in 2 old 512 MB memory sticks I had in my first system (A8R32-MVP Deluxe MB), and Windows booted up perfectly with no errors or crashes, so I'm positive my 2 CMX1024-3200C2 modules have become defective and corrupted.

 

Please look over this information and provide info so I can fill out an RMA form. Thanks!

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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 tested both modules seperately (single channel) with the BIOS settings you said, and each module still gave errors with the memtest.org program. In addition, I know it's not my BIOS settings since I have two 512 MB Corsair dimms running perfectly now since my pair of 1 GB dimms went dead.

 

Lastly, I tested them both in two different computers, so again, I'm sure the dimms are just dead.

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Well, as I posted in an RMA requested, I did buy them as a pair together (TWINX2048-3200C2) and they both died at the same time.

 

I never tested the two 1 GB modules TOGETHER with my 512 MB corsair modules... I just took them out of another PC I own so I could get the PC with the faulty Ram to boot in the mean time.

 

So no, I never tested them together with any other RAM. I tested each 1 GB module one at a time and seperatelly.

 

Would you like me to take a screenshot of the monitor running memtest?

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If both modules failed at the same time would suspect some problem with the MB and you will likely have the same issue again in the next few months. I would suggest testing the modules in another system if you can to be sure!
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I tested it on my Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard and I've tested it on my Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Motherboard, so I'm sure that they're defective. If you recieve them and you don't find them defective, you can sure send them back and I'll pay for shipping.

 

As for them failing at the SAME time, it wasn't the EXACT same time... I just kept getting a few blue screens in Windows and over the course of the next 2 months I started not being able to boot my PC. Then I tested each DIMM seperately, and they both came up with errors. So they didn't go faulty at the "exact" same time.

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That's not needed we will be happy to replace them and its not a problem at all, I was just injecting some things I felt you should know. But if you have this problem again in the next few months I would suggest checking the MB or PSU!
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