Discussion in 'Memory' started by Pulsedriver, 30 Apr 2006.
Its a goner RMA time
Take it Ballistix isn't the most reliable of memory then?
On the contrary its the most reliable stuff out there and more reliable than the royal mail for delivering on time.
At least crucial have good customer support though
My 2 gig kit just died too. Running stable for few months then suddenly BSODs and Photoshop crashing every time I run a filter. Bloody annoying. Guess it's RMA time here too.
It's quite amazing that nearly all the Ballistix RMA's are running on DFI boards.
Is this down to Crucial or DFI?
Ok then, try 4 sets on an Asus A8n-SLi Premium and two of the dividers won't even allow it to post, on all sets.
No, my last RMA for them was on my old MSI K8N NEO4 board.
I was also using an MSI board when mine failed.
3rd set with Asus A8N32 sli...
Been playing about with these Ballistix in memtest - changing slots etc. When I just have one 1gb stick in then there are no errors with either stick. When both are in then I get lots of errors. Odd.
my thoughts are get rid of them as quick as possible.
Errors in tests 1 -4 are usually VCore or HTT(FSB) related, maybe the warmer ambient temp is the cause of the instability?
hehe RMA request sent
Have tried tinkering around with all my settings. Dropped the CPU multi so it was at stock and also tried underclocking it. Have tried various HTT and divider settings. Have upped the vcore to over 1.6 (watercooled). Also have a great big 120mm fan aimed straight at the memory.
hmmmmm, looks like you tried everything possible, mind you I'm not surprised it is the memory that is failing, it's just a little strange that it fails at test 1 -4 and not test 5 or 8
Did you buy from Crucial direct? If so get a refund and get some new stuff, otherwise contact the place you got them from and say you want something different. The fail rate on this rubbish is ridiculous.
I contacted trading standards over it just in case I got grief and its within your rights as the goods basically arent up to the standard they should be.
Hmmmm. Hope it's not the CPU that's failing. Memory controller perhaps? When I ran memtest for longer today I did get errors that weren't in test 2. Funny thing is that all the errors seem to be at 1984.4MB.
Got the memory from OCUK at the end of last year. Would like to go for something different but not too sure what to go for. Quite fancy some OCZ.
Had mine since august last year and paid £270 for them. Still going strong and running them at 280 3-3-3-8 2.6v for 24/7 use and 310 3-3-3-8 2.7v for benching
I sent mine back to Crucial Tuesday, and I have just been told the replacement is arriving tommorow guaranteed.
I honestly cannot fault the service, its superb.
I will get my DDR2 ram from them when I get an M2 CPU next year.
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