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I'm posting here because I have a Corsair VS512MB333. It was working fine for a few years, and then one day my computer won't boot into Windows, not even into Safe Mode.


I dusted off my computer, inside and out, did several resets and checked the BIOS. That's when I realized my 1 gig of total ram had become 512MB. So I started removing RAM and rebooting.


Removing 1 of the 2 memory sticks I have solved the problem. If I leave the Corsair in the ASUS MB by itself, the computer will freeze when booting Windows.


If I leave the Corsair in with my Kingston (other memory card of a famous brand; don't know why it's a censored word here. Competition must be fierce), Windows will also freeze and not boot up.


If I remove the Corsair and only leave the Kingston in the MB, then everything functions normally.


There are three memory slots in my MB. I have ran all possible combination with memory sticks and slots. No matter which slot the Corsair sits in, the computer will not boot into Windows.

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First thing, other memory makers are removed as many did not have user forums in the day and users were coming here to get help with other memory.

Second, you cannot mix memory with many MB's today, 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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