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Luminouscow

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I recently built my first computer (yay for me), and I ordered the Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 2 GB (2 x 1 GB stick). Only ONE of the sticks works. The other one just causes my computer to crash horribly. I already know I need to put in an RMA, but here's my question: Can I send in only the one bad stick, so I can keep using my wonderful new computer? I would HATE to have to wait that much longer to use my computer, after having already played my games at full detail :biggrin:

 

Thanks in advance.

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CM2X1024-6400

XMS6405V5.1

 

Motherboard is Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe.

Cpu is AMD Athlon 64X2 4600+ 2.4 GhZ Socket AM2. I don't really know what the FSB is. Where can I find this?

 

As far as BIOS settings go, I left them at default. I tried setting my RAM to 5-5-5-12, but it only caused many problems and crashes until I set it to auto. Then, tried switching out sticks one at a time. One of them won't even let me boot to Windows XP Home Edition. The other works flawlessly, and quickly, too. Can't wait to see what it'll be like with two sticks.

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Please make sure that you have the latest bios and then load setup defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.1 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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