Jump to content
Corsair Community

Apparently Faulty Module - Corsair XMS Twinx2048-3200c2pt


Recommended Posts

I have been using Corsair memory almost exclusively in my PC's for several years now and I find it to be some of the best memory on the market today. However, I regret to say that it appears that I may have a faulty module.

 

About a year ago, I purchased components and built a new PC. Needless to say, I put Corsair memory in - I purchased a 2x1GB memory pair of XMS Twinx2048-3200c2pt. My PC had been running error-free since then until just recently when I started experiencing a number of memory errors, crashing applications and operating system, etc. Through a number of tests, including removing my sound cards and resetting my BIOS to the defaults, I finally brought in my Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) so that I could run some lower-level tests.

 

In my tests, most all of my hardware came back without error, but I started seeing errors when testing my memory with MemTest86+. With these results, I started trying to simply move the memory modules to different slots (to see if I might have a bad slot on my motherboard). This didn't help. I took out one memory stick at a time (I *had* a total of three modules in there, including another 1GB stick of Corsair XMS, although I can't remember the model number at this time). When I stopped getting errors with only one module left on my board, I ran some tests and it all appeared to be working normally. I put the other module (the one that my tests hadn't specifically identified as problematic), and my PC is still running normally on 2GB of Corsair memory.

 

At this time, I still have the module that is apparently bad. I would like to get my system back to "full strength" with 3GB of memory by RMA'ing and replacing the faulty module. Maybe one of these days I'll replace that "3rd-wheel" with another twin-pack of memory, but for now we'll leave it at that. Please let me know if there is any additional information you require. Thank you for your time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Hello again. I just wanted to thank you for your assistance with this matter. I have shipped the faulty module, along with its pair back for replacement. Unfortunately, I'm in the process of moving to a new address. Because of this, my e-mail account with my ISP (along with my connection) is temporarily disabled, so I haven't been able to receive updates on the RMA. If any e-mail to me has been rejected, this is why, and I apologize.

 

I should have my Inet connection back today, and hopefully my e-mail address was not totally disabled in the meantime. If there is any way I could receive an update to my RMA status via these forums today, however, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...