jsteelm2 Posted February 8, 2013 Share Posted February 8, 2013 I would think my frustrations are caused by QC issues, but it's getting infuriating, so I thought I should check on compatibility. I'm not thrilled with the compatibility tool offered by Corsair. It only shows two models as compatible with a Dell Precision T3500. Is that right? Should I expect any other memory will have issues? This system was bought in June of 2011. I bought two kits of TR3X6G1333C9 at the same time, and swapped out the original memory that came with the Dell for the 6 sticks of Corsair memory. I had issues (can't remember now, it was a year and a half ago, but probably was showing memtest errors), so I RMA'ed one of the kits then. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I'd been having issues whenever I got in the 8 - 10 GB range. Computer slowing and freezing up temporarily, sometimes crashing programs. I ran memtest and got loads of errors. Checked each of the sticks individually, and the system wouldn't even POST with one of the sticks. RMA'ed the kit with the offending stick. I just recently got a replacement kit, put all the memory in the system, and let it run memtest overnight with the full 12 GB. I got one error in pass #2 out of a total of 5. I've gone back through all the sticks, and the last stick in the new kit has had one error, in the first pass out of a total of 6 completed at the time I'm writing this. This seems like a small error, but I shouldn't have any errors, right?! I spent about half the cost of a new kit to buy packaging and ship the previous kit back, so even if I send this new kit back, I'll be spending the same as if I just bought new RAM, and considering that I'm sending back memory that was JUST SHIPPED to me to replace previous faulty memory, it seems like I don't have much hope of getting better results next time. Is this a compatibility issue with the T3500? Is the memory very sensitive to timings? Memtest shows the frequency as 533 MHz (which I think means that it's actually running at 1067 MHz, instead of 1333 MHz as advertized), and CAS 8-8-8-20 instead of 9-9-9-24. I don't think I can control these, since this is a Dell system, and the BIOS only lets me see what is detected, but not change settings. Is there something else that I'm missing? Or, should I just learn my lesson and not buy any more Corsair memory? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.