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I didn’t see it mentioned for my motherboard

in the compatibitlity matrix. Anywho,

my system has been bulletproof until I

added a second identical stick.

It posts and all, but is unstable.

Tried second bank, no dice still unstable.

Runs flawless with just one stick however.

Using 5-5-5-15-2T cas settings.

Just what is CMSS memory? Is it

generic Corsair 667 memory?

Is it a rebadged dimm?

Will it work with an

EVGA nForce 680i LT SLI

122-CK-NF67 mobo?

Did I screw the pooch

when I built this puppy?:[pouts:

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No those should be fine please load setup defaults and then set the Dim Voltage to 2.0 volts (+.2 Volts W/Giga-Byte) 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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Oh my, no question about this new stick,

it generated nothing but errors in memtest.

Pretty much what I suspected, since you

said this ram should work fine.

Thanks for the help RamGuy I have already

requested an RMA. You guys have GREAT

customer service btw!


PS How much of a difference will I notice

if I get a matched pair of your XMS 800 type memory

compared to this 667? I do not overclock

either. If I did oc, it would be very conservative.

Also do you recommend using 2.0volts for

the CMSS ram or any ram type I might use in the

future? Thanks again.

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Max Voltage would be 2.1 Volts and I would only change the voltage if you see minor errors. The difference is hard to say as it will vary depending on the system configuration, but in theory its about 2-8% difference.
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