lordkermit Posted September 24, 2010 Share Posted September 24, 2010 I just built a new system whose parts I got from newegg. So after a couple weeks of testing and retesting it has come to my attention that I have not one but two bad stick of this memory of the CMP4GX3M2B1600C8 variety (Dominator 2x2GB pc1600 8-8-8-24 1.65v) . Funny though... as I've read on your forums it is currently so new that it is "unsupported". Admittedly I didn't have as much time to test it out as I would have liked so it took a bit longer, and the problem was elusive. Specifically, once I figured out all the timing/voltage/o.c. stuff in the bios, I only had issues upon cold booting the system. If windows 7 was put into sleep mode or the computer was already warm then the ram performed perfectly in all the stress tests I could throw at it. However upon cold booting (after being off for several hours/all day) windows will consistantly crash and bluescreen until the sticks warm up. As of about 20 minutes ago I ran memtest86 v4.1 immediatly upon cold bootup (as opposed to warm like last night which passed perfectly) and both sticks failed... One at around 2 minutes in and the other about 1.5 minutes in. However, like I said they both perform perfectly once warmed both in stress tests and in games. I read a forum post somewhere from a gentlemen who had the exact model ram I do and he mentioned something about a manufacturing problem which caused the ram to manifest its errors for him exactly as I described. As such I would like to request a replacement however I cannot do so through the automated website function as it does not list this model. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Cheers P.S. I plan on purchasing another set of exactly this type if I can find it locally so if substitution of my bad sticks for a similar model is going to happen please notify me asap so I know what to get. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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