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So I was playing Test Drive: Unlimited and all of a sudden my system just froze and I had to hard reset. Then I went into BIOS to check if everything's alright, but after I saved and exit, it restarted and POST code is stuck to C1 which indicates memory error. I then took both sticks out and tested them one by one and only one successfully booted. Does this mean the other stick is dead?

If so, I'm gonna use this excuse to upgrade to 4GB, I would go ahead and order a new pair of G.Skill off of Newegg and RMA this pack. Tell me what you guys think.
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Have you tried a CMOS clear? And yes I think one is dead but not too sure.
    
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Have you tried a CMOS clear? And yes I think one is dead but not too sure.
Of course, I cleared CMOS for each trial.
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Hmmm well how high were the voltages?
    
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Hmmm well how high were the voltages?
2.2V @ DDR2-1000, I don't see what's wrong though as the DDR2-1000 HZ's run the same voltage.
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What are your current voltages? What did you have your voltage set at? Were you using uguru to control anything?

Just wondering.
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What are your current voltages? What did you have your voltage set at? Were you using uguru to control anything?

Just wondering.
I'm running everything stock now with only the working stick. Had it at 2.2V. Maybe I shouldn't have done it seeing that many reviewers on Newegg had their DDR2-1000 HZ's RMA'd a lot.
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2.2V @ DDR2-1000, I don\\\\\\'t see what\\\\\\'s wrong though as the DDR2-1000 HZ\\\\\\'s run the same voltage.
Well theres a reason why one is rated 1000 and one is 800 but yea you should have been fine. Sounds like bad luck.

EDIT: I would recommend the ballistix over the Hzs.
    
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Well theres a reason why one is rated 1000 and one is 800 but yea you should have been fine. Sounds like bad luck.
Yeah so they can charge more for the 1000. To maintain the speeds for the faster ram they used more volts to achieve those clocks stable and thus warranty higher volts. They are more then likely the same ram chips or they could be d9gkx.

I ran mine at 2.3 for a very long time so I doubt that the voltage is what killed them unless the mobo was overvolting as compared to what you had set in bios but I had no problems with the quadgt doing that. I do know that the uguru had a problem of overvolting when using it to oc with because it Fup the voltage setting for the ram.

Everyonce in a while ram is going to do. Bummer it had to happen to you. Good luck with your new sets when you get them.
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If you have the same HZs that I have, they are out of the box rated at 2.2~2.4V. If so, you did not over volt them. I have had mine up to 2.5 when running suicides at ~1200mhz without a problem.
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