What is wrong with my Corsair mem :-/

n45w73

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Hi :)

I have mobo NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (V5.1)
And 2gig of Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-5400C4PT

When I run memtest86+-1.70 I got read write, bit error
at 2 or 3 memory address.

I tried at 533 mhz and 667 mhz same error in the same region of mem.
I also try to increase voltage from 1.8 to 2.0v by increment.
I also tried to swap stick slot, that was way worst, 10 and more mem error ...

Mem are 2 weeks old and didn't really had time to fully test it before ...

so what do you thing, mobo and mem not working together, or busted mem ?

Is Corsair good mem anyway ? better than OCz ?


Thanks :)
 

horstmann

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Everything I have heard is that if you get even 1 error in memtest, the memory is bad. It can cause restarts, hangs, freezes, and the like. You might wait for more peoples opinions on whether or not your memory is bad, but I would RMA it.

Corsair is among the best memory you can buy. I don't know how it compares to OCZ.
 

XMSYellowbeard

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Could you also please list your complete system specifications including the brand name and model number of your motherboard, your power supply, and all bios settings relating to voltages, CPU, and memory.
 

n45w73

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Could you also please list your complete system specifications including the brand name and model number of your motherboard, your power supply, and all bios settings relating to voltages, CPU, and memory.


That's what I did in the first message ...
Computer store will exchange my ram and I will have replacement, in the beginning of next week ...

Thanks all :)

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PSU Ultra 600watts

ECS EliteGroup
NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (V5.1)
E6600 fsb 1066
(running fine with Ultra dual channel 667mhz at 1.8v)

I tried 2gig of Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-5400C4PT
at 667mhz and 1.8v got err
tried also at 533mhz err
so I swapped, reinstalled etc ... same err
tried them one at a time got 1 err from one an alot for the other
tried them at 667mhz an 1.85v, 1.9v, 1.95 and 2.0v got err ...

What is the min voltage needed ?
I didn't find than on Corsair web site ?
 

Mondoman

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According to the spec sheet, this RAM should run at CL4 at DDR2-675 at 1.9V, so it does seem that the sticks are bad. One thing to keep in mind is that ECS MBs tend to be low-end MBs, as do Ultra PSs (especially the V-series), so while it looks like the RAM is the problem, there is a possibility it's the MB or PS.
 

n45w73

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I got my new ram yesterday and it running fine at SPD setting
5-5-5-15-19-2t

I pushed it to it recommanded performance
at 667 Mhz
with timing 4-4-4-12-19 (Trc default value but it it good? I think I should try 15) - 2T
at 1.9v
It just finished a 6 passes memtest test without any problem.


That's better ! : -)