TLM3180 Posted April 30, 2007 Share Posted April 30, 2007 RamGuy, I've been through this all before (2 yrs ago). Had some bad memory replaced by Corsair and it worked great. Now the same problem is happening again. The first time Corsair replaced two sticks of CMX512-3200XL, XMS 3208v1.1. It worked great so I bought another TWINX1024-3200XL so as to have 2g of memory. It is CMX512-3200XL, XMS 3208v1.2. I understand Corsair no longer makes this memory, right!? Well lately I've been having random reboots, visions of the past. My case number is #143049. I have also sent an email to tech support at Corsair with explanation. I used Memtest 86 v3.3 to test the sticks and found all four to be riddled with errors. The 3208v1.1 had a total of 245 errors and failed test #'s 3 and 4. The 3208v1.2 was horrible with 448 errors and failed test #'s 3,4,5,6,7 and 8. No need to test each stick separately as they are tested by Corsair as a pair and then sold that way, right!? So, I suspect this memory's life is short. The advertised latency on this RAM is 2-2-2-5, memtest shows 2.5-2-2-5. Either memtest is wrong or Corsair is wrong. Asus P4C800E-Dlx, PC Power&Cooling 510w, Intel P4 3.0G (no over clocking), ATI X800XL 256M, SoundBlaster Audigy EX. After installing the second set of sticks the computer ran ok for about two weeks then the tell-tell signs so I just took out the second pair, haven't used them for over a year. The machine runs ok with 1G but I paid for 2. Doesn't make any difference as they have "lifetime warranty" right!? Need to figure a way to replace these four bad sticks with two good one ok. RMA please. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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