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A couple bad sets of DDR Ram....


yaners01

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It's sad, but true. I honestly don't even know what happened, but I've got two sets of TWINX1024 3200C2PT (2x512), and they're giving me blue screens, and crashes like crazy. I've found that only one module out of the 4 will actually let me run windows xp stably. I'm guessing this is the place to request RMA's, so here's my request!
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Well, I've been having a bunch of memory problems, actually. I've tried the memory in two different motherboards, the Asus A8N SLI Premium, and a K8 nforce4 msi board. One set will not boot on either system, and out of this one, I've been able to load windows with one module. I've swapped my cpu into a friend's computer, along with every other component of my build (hard drive, cpu, disk drive, video card, and power supply). Even this single module seems to be a little bit buggy; windows runs fine, but if I try and load up a game (such as counter strike source), the computer runs exremely slow, and the only way to get anywhere is simply to reboot. I've got the single module timed at 2.5-3-3-6 on the msi board; at 2.6 volts. I've tried various other voltages, and timings of 3-3-3-6, to no avail. Pretty much everything seems like it SHOULD be okay, but some programs simply will not run properly. I honestly can't think of anything else to do, but move to a whole new platform, because I can't figure out what can possibly still be wrong. :confused: This has all been a two-month process as well, just to top things off.
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No I am sorry 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 (Cas 2-3-3-6), 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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You have to disable the usb with the asus, or the msi? I'm currently using the msi. The system seems to run fine (this is an amd setup btw, wouldn't the memory timings be 2.5-3-3-6?), except when I run programs that may be hard on hardware, such as a game, the system hangs, and locks up. I did test the stick of ram in a different system, and it seemed to run fine. Confusing as I'll get out... I've bought a new motherboard (the MSI) to test in, have rmaed the asus motherboard once, and bought the second pair of this RAM to test with (the pair that now does not work). Buying an LGA 775 motherboard and ddr2 ram is sounding pretty tempting right about now...

 

I also did try the voltage at 2.75 for the ram, and nothing changed.

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