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Hey guys, I have been frustrated for about a year with this problem, and -finally- tonight, I ran memtest86 and discovered an error on one of my VS1GB400C3 modules. I run them in a pair, and I tested them independently with memtest, and only one shows up bad. This has been causing the following symptoms:

 

* Battlefield 2 installation process yields MD5 errors

* Battlefield 2 patches never install properly ("patching failed")

* CRC errors copying stuff off of optical drive

* Filesystem corruption when copying data to/from system across network

* VMware acts quirky from time to time with network access and file storage

* All other games have always worked fine!!!

* Memtest86 shows error

 

Please RMA this! :-) Thank you! I am filling out a form and will include this post ID.

 

Thanks a lot in advance,

 

Trevor

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Please load setup defaults and then set the Dim Voltage to 2.75 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 some MB's you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.
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My system isn't overclocked, if that's what you're indicating. I am running mostly stock settings in the BIOS, and only one of my sticks tests bad. Nevertheless ... I will test it if you so desire. In the same slot, one stick tests good, one stick tests bad. All the issues I was having disappeared as soon as I removed the bad stick and left the good one in. I suppose I can test using your settings tomorrow though and see what happens ........
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Hello RamGuy,

 

I had a chance to test the memory this morning before going to work. I set my voltage to 2.79, and I didn't see an option to Disable Legay USB (my mobo is listed under my specs); There was an option for what version of USB to run, and it's set to 1.1+2.0. My voltage was set by default to 2.63v, and the only 2 options around 2.75v were 2.71v and 2.79v, so I went with the higher one hoping for better stability. Anyway, memtest is still showing an error at address 0003205b20c - 800.6MB. This stick is running alone in the same slot that the good stick tests fine in, at default voltage.

 

I would appreciate a replacement, thanks! Do I need to fill out the form a 2nd time?

 

Trevor

 

Edit: Also, take note that my timings were, and still are, set to Auto/Auto.

 

Edit2: I also meant to note that my PSU is a Thermaltake Toughpower 650W ... which should be providing pretty steady, clean power to the system. It's certainly not a cheapie.

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Hello,

 

I have sent my single bad RAM stick to the RMA address via USPS in a padded envelope this afternoon; It should only take a couple days to arrive. Do you have direct contact with the RMA department to verify the receipt of the package?

 

Thanks,

 

Trevor

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