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Re: [opensuse] memtest86+ .. Recent bad memory for OCZ? Anyone else? [slightly ot]
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 22:49:52 -0500
  • Message-id: <200906272249.53427.drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 11 June 2009 08:11:30 pm Andrew Joakimsen wrote:
Another thing to check is the voltage. I have some OCZ RAM in my
system and the voltage is not the 1.8v DDR2 standard but instead it is
2.1v. The BIOS did not pick this up automatically. It would run ok as
1.8v but when I added a 2nd pair of RAM it would behave oddly, bumping
it up to the correct voltage fixed the problem. Some systems won't let
you adjust these "overclocking" settings.

And of course, if you have multiple pairs of bad RAM I would be
inclined to check the mainboard and CPU (recent AMDs have the memory
controller on the CPU -- I walked barefoot accross a carpet with a CPU
in my hand and it never worked in dual-channel mode again!)

Thanks,

This was confirmed bad RAM. I independently tested the sticks, and then
on
the 3rd RMA sent it to OCZ under warranty. It was bad. OCZ was great though,
and pulled the return and tested it before sending the replacements back.

I don't know how it gets packaged, or whether NewEgg had something to
do with
the problem, but there was one good stick and one bad stick in each of the
*three* RAM kits NewEgg sent me.


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