BankerBob Posted January 15, 2007 Share Posted January 15, 2007 I have purchased multiple sets of Corsair memory because of the quality and support. This is my first problem and first post. The PC that I built for my son locked up after about 6 months. The first problem was a bad PSU (squirrelly +5v rail); replaced. The second problem appears to be one of the Corsair CMX1024-3200C2PT pair. I’ve read many RAM GUY discussions and recommendations. FIRST MEMORY TEST: I used my own PC (see PC Specs pull-down) to run memtest86+ v1.65; made no change in memory timings for this test. I received a few hundred errors on Stick 1, but memtest tossed >100,000 errors on Stick 2 before test 6 of the first cycle was completed. PC SPECS: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Rev 1.02 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo New Enermax FMA II 460W (verified stable with Coolmax PS-224 tester) Corsair XMS CMX1024-3200C2PT pair, 2GB e-GeForce 6600GT 128MB WD Raptor 74 Sata WD Caviar SE16 WD250KS Sata FINAL MEMORY TEST: With the memory in my son’s PC (specs above), I followed the RAM GUY’s instructions for memory testing. Here are the settings and results: - BIOS - Has been running the latest v1016 - BIOS - Loaded setup defaults - BIOS - Set Dimm voltage to 2.7v - BIOS - Disabled legacy USB support - BIOS - Set memory timings to 2.5-3-3-6-2T (default was 3-3-3-8-2T) - Ran memtest86+ v1.65 for each stick separately using correct slot B1 - Stick 1 was perfect after 17 cycles (7 hours), so the errors in my first test were apparently related to timing. - Stick 2 would not even boot in the same B1 slot to allow memtest to run, so the 100,000+ errors in my first test appear valid. The system speaker throws continuous sets of 1-long-beep-2-short-beeps. The memory was purchased as a matched pair from newegg. If the one stick is bad, will the matched pair be replaced? Excellent support site! Thanks for your help in resolving this problem. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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