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-_-

Wintec DDR-400. Used with my A64 3000+. Died. Had to RMA twice before I got a good set.
Buffalo DDR2-800. Used with my Biostar 965PT board. Went through 3 sets before I swapped to Geil.
GeIL DDR2-800. Used on my 965PT and my P5N-E. The max OC headroom went from DDR2-1050 to about 965Mhz over night...RMAed for Crucial Ballisitix Tracers.
Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800. Died just now.
Now one stick is dead -- won't allow me to boot most of the time, and the time it does it hangs while POSTing or at the Windows loading screen. One stick works fine. Hangs even after CMOS is cleared, at settings it used to be fine with.

I cool them fine. (120MM fan...caseless.)
I don't go over 3.2v with DDR and these didn't go over 2.35v.
>_<


I was sleeping, my rig was supposed to be folding.
Woke up, computer was at the Asus logo screen saying something about hardware error. Start up, keep doing what I gotta do as normal.

I do some things, come back to my computer, go to play CS:S.
Down in the 10-30FPS range, jumpy, and just would hang randomly. Restarted and it was better, but not the way it was. Still was "OK." Didn't think much about it.

Quit, go to play Colin McRae DiRT. Instead of the high 20's/low 30's I usually get, I was setting 9-15FPS, and hanging randomly just like CS:S was. Since DiRT hates me for some reason and won't let me alt tab out of it, and cltr + alt + del just makes DiRT hang (Always did that), and I couldn't just quit "normally" because it would've take a good hour since it was hanging so bad. >_<

Flip the switch on the back of my PSU, try it start. Nothing. Won't POST.
Change slots. (Two yellow -> Two black.) Won't POST.
Take out one stick. POSTs fine.
Put both sticks back in, clear CMOS. Won't POST.
Take out the other stick. Won't POST.
Put other stick back in. POSTs.
>_____<
I "trick" it, have it boot to the Windows loading screen, flip the switch on the PSU, put other stick back in, try to start my rig. Gets to Windows loading screen, locks up for about 2-3 minutes before giving a BSOD. (Flashes too fast to see what it says.)


So, RAM is shot, no?
-_-
I rate RAM.
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Have you run memtest86?
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I can't.

Well, with the stick that works fine, I can.

With the other stick, it'll hang at the Asus logo screen.
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Have you run memtest86?
Are you kidding? Yeah RAM is shot. RMA 'em, sorry
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Lucky me. I get to sit on a P3 450Mhz for ~2 weeks until it comes back.
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Lucky me. I get to sit on a P3 450Mhz for ~2 weeks until it comes back.
slot 1?
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
Are you kidding? Yeah RAM is shot. RMA 'em, sorry
It's been a long day...
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Crucial cross ships I believe. Have you (im sure you have) made sure that its not the slot?
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Crucial cross ships I believe. Have you (im sure you have) made sure that its not the slot?
Said that in first post. >.>
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that sux for you pook. have you smashed up some ramz in the past and now all your new ramz is on a quest to screw you over. <------------- random sorry it's late.

sucks that you got to roll with a p3? what did you do with your a64 rig?
    
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