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Possible Bad Ram. Corsair CMX512-3200XLPRO


Ed George

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Hi,

 

I have a pair of CMX512-3200XLPRO sticks running in my PC based on a soltek motherboard SL-K8AN2-GR/SL-K8AN2E-GR with AMD socket 754 Athlon 64 3000+ processor. It's been great for two years but has recently been crashing, rebooting, refusing to reboot...all sorts. I've checked each bit of hardware without solving the problem. Finally, I have found what I think to the problem - a stick of the ram.

 

I have run Memtest but not found any errors. I have swapped Ram over in the sockets on the board but still no change. As a last resort I've been testing it with only one stick at a time. The first stick caused the same problems. Swapping for the other has now given me a stable (but slower!) PC. So, I'm sure I've removed the possibilty of it being a bad slot on the Motherboard and fairly confident that it is the Ram that is causing the trouble.

 

What do I do next? Please can you advise?

 

Many thanks,

 

Ed George

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I have no problem replacing your modules, but what you have posted might suggest some other problem. Can you tell me the bios settings you had set for the CPU and memory? And can you tell me the make and model of your PSU?
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Okay,

 

I have a win power atx 400W supply

 

The stuff for the ram was all set at auto in the bios. Dimm voltage was at 2.6V.

 

Have now changed it to 2.2.2.5. Have seen other posts where it has been suggested to change Dimm voltage to 2.8V. Should I put the other (suspected faulty) stick in and up the voltage on the Dimm?

 

Ed

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Replaced the suspected faulty module into the PC and within 2 minutes the PC had crashed and then refused to turn on again. Pulled it out and the PC is back to normal working once more.

 

I'd be grateful for any other suggestions from you.

 

Incidentally, as I am UK based, will sending both modules back mean that I am without my PC for a couple of weeks while it's posted to the states?

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