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Old 11-27-2004, 09:44 PM
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Default Nf7-s Rev 2.0 | Corsair Pc3200 Xl Cmx-2x512

I recently purchased corsair xms pc3200 XL 1 gig dual kit, The memory was unstable at default settings, bsod's, games hard locked or rebooted pc.
I ram memtest86 v 3.2 and was greeted with red screen with the word failure all over. I rma'ed the ram back to newegg and reveived the new ram back. I imediatly installed and ram memtest again and it ran for a few minutes and again greeted with failures

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Antec sl350 smartpower
abit nf7-s rev 2.0
amd 2500 + @ 1.7 v
ddr @ 2.8 v @ 400 fsb @ 5 2 2 2.0 optimal
fx 5900 xt @ 1.7 v
wd raptor sata drive
Am I missing some thing

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Old 11-28-2004, 09:17 AM
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Default pc3200 xl 1024

Ya I baught a gig of corsair memory over a month ago and sent it back twice and and now the ram still fails memtest on multiple motherboards.

even after 1 month and over 450 dollars because of shipping and loss from taking time off work and I still do not have a working set of ddr, this is VERY DISAPOINTING

I can not recomend using newegg ever again,
I ordered 1 gig 2x512 of corsair xms pc3200 XL and two fx 5900 xt video cards and every part was blown/ bad/fried/failed

Then they give me the run around and treat me like I did something wrong, very disapointed.

I have left multiple messages with corsair and left emails and no one has called me or replied to my emails,

I have to say this is the worst service I have ever delt with in my life, I spent over 800 dollars and I feel totaly ripped off, but maybe i am imagining the whole thing, ya right

online nightmare ......................
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Old 11-28-2004, 09:46 AM
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Default here are my system specs

abit nf7-s rev 2.0 bios 2.6 newest
Antec sl350 smartpower psu
corsair XMS pc 3200 XL 2x512 but unusable @ 2.8 v @ 400 fsb @ 5 2 2 2.0
2500 + cpu @ 1.7 v
fx 5900 xt finnaly got a working one from newegg
now using 3 2x256 1x512 512 in slot 3 lol mixed chips @ 333 @ 11 2 2 2.5 @ 2.8 v memtest passed on them no errors
raptor hard disk
no other devices in pc no pata disks no cd drives no flopies

xp pro sp2

all usb disabled
bios and video caching disabled

trust me I build water cooled Enthusiast pc's for $$$ since i have been laid off ( outsourced ) from my feild in Information technology 3 times is last 3 years.
yes I am a bush hater but what can you do except vote against someone that gives tax breaks to the wealthy and ganks the middle class. 20 % 12%

If you think I have missed something please let me know.

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Old 11-28-2004, 12:28 PM
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The 2500+ only has a FSB of 333 Mhz.
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Running that CPU with that mem would either require you to OC the CPU to have a FSB of 400 Mhz, or to underclock the memory to 333 Mhz. If you run the FSB and memory asynchronously, then it can and will cause problems.
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:33 PM
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Default fsb

I know the difference between fsb 333 and 400 and yes the 2500 + is a pre week 34 and is fully unocked and runs on air stable @ 2.5 ghz @ 1.875 v

I will also asume you read my statement, tested on multiple motherboards.

I also ran memtest86 3.2 on that cpu @ 2.5 ghz while i had OCZ 2x256 pc 3500 overnight and zero issues. I can accept that the cpu is is fine at any speed.
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:46 PM
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Default i just need a RMA

Can u assist me in getting a rma from corsair ?

I know enough not to run AMD systems async

and yes the cpu is over clocked but @ 3200 + or 2200 mhz just by changing the multiplier to 11

which is not realy a overclock at all, these chips run perfect @ 400 and everyone knows it. plus my brothers cpu is a true 3200 + and the ram failed on it with in 2-3 minutes so I know for a fact the ram is failing because he has 2x512 Kingston pc3500 with ramsinks and runs 440 fsb and ran memtest86 3.2 over a entire weekend zero failures,

I do have a question. If I get the next pair directly from corsair will they test them before shipping to me ?

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