Faulty New Memory

  Ballie 16:54 30 Dec 2007

Faulty New Memory?

I just bought some new DDR Ram from dabs (corsair xms Twinx 2048 – 3200C2PT) I fitted it to my pc and had a couple of crashes but after manually resetting the LAT to 2.5 3 3 6 it seems to have stabled now.

However before I went to bed I thought I would leave it running the latest version of Memtest 86+ it has run for 15 hours 34 minutes and it has a big red line saying 1 error. (I have got all the info that was on the Memtest screen because I took a photo of the screen)

Does this mean my new memory is faulty? and should I send it back to dabs?

  DieSse 17:58 30 Dec 2007

It may mean your motherboard is not fully compatible with that RAM / it may mean you have other RAM that is mismatched with that RAM.

Tell us some more details first, before you return it. Such as / other RAM fitted (if any) - motherboard model and type.

It would be odd for RAM to need latency setting changes to function correctly - normally you would have the BIOS set to pick up the SPD settings.

  Fingees 18:50 30 Dec 2007

Try using crucial scan, to tell you what memory is compatible.

click here

If you buy from them, it has lifetime warranty, and if it doesn't work, your mone3y back

  Ballie 21:28 30 Dec 2007

Guys, some more info for you.

My ps spec is as follows -

Mobo – MSI MS-6570E (v1.x) K7N2 Delta2 Plat

CPU - AMD BARTON 3200+ (400mhz)[email protected]

Ram - Corsair 2GB DDR 400 (2x1024 Corsair TwinX2048-3200C2PT G)

Graphics - BFG Nvida Gforce 6600GT o/c 128mb

Sound - on board AC97
PSU - Tagan TG480-u01 +12v 28A, +5v 48A, +3.3v 2

The ram I have been using for the last 3 years is Corsair 1024mb DDR 400mhz (2x512 Corsair XMS3200XL TwinX) @2-2-2-5 and this was the ram I just removed to fit the new Corsair 2GB. The reason I went for Corsair again was because the 2x512 mods have run very well so I thought it best to stick with Corsair.

A corsiar scan confirms that this new ram is ok.

The reason I set the timings on my new 2GB ram manually is because when I set it to SDP it sets them at 3.0 3 3 8 and it just kept crashing, I then looked at the corsair web site click here and it says here click here to set the timings manually on AMD boards to 2.5 3 3 6 which I have done and it seems to run ok, however if you try 2.0 3 3 6 it will crash.

  Ballie 21:32 30 Dec 2007

Sorry forgot to say that the only ram I have in the machine is the new 2GB Corsair Twinx fitted in slot 1 and 3 this gives me dual channel memory

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