View Full Version : my Corsair PC3500 sucks but why?
01-03-03, 06:29 PM
ive pinpointed my Corsair PC3500 ram as the reason for my 200FSB wall ive had a 200FSB limit on 3 motherboards the KX7-333R/A7N8X and now my 8RDA+ now i know its the ram that cant do high FSB because on my 8RDA+ and set the FSB to 170 and ram ratio to 133% for about 225MHZ on the ram and it still would not post or be stable now i also did the opposite i set the FSB to 225 and ram ratio to 83$ for something like 170MHZ on RAM and guess what it booted and was stable so that means its not the 8RDA+ NB or anything causing me trouble
so right now the max my Corsair PC3500 XMS can do is 200FSB SYNCH @ 4-2-2-2
also any FSB above 200 on the ram and any mem timings is not stable even 210@ 9-5-5-3 is not stable
so whats up with my ram it should be able to do an easy 234MHZ so WTF is going ondo i just have a bad stick of PC3500?
01-03-03, 06:43 PM
how long ago did u buy it?? if it doesnt hit what was advertised i would say send that sucker bak and get one that can. but at 200+ fsb dont mobos usually get wacky?? just a thought because i dont have a system with a 200+ fsb.
Top Hat Theater
01-03-03, 06:49 PM
Have you tried raising your Vdimm to 2.8? If all else fails, RMA it directly to Corsair...the turnaround time to get a new stick is very very short.
01-03-03, 08:33 PM
How long of a period of time is very short? A couple days ? A couple weeks?
I've considered sending mine back as well.
01-03-03, 08:46 PM
i got it way back in august and i dont even remember were i got it from
Top Hat Theater
01-03-03, 08:51 PM
Send it directly to Corsair. The stick is covered by a lifetime warranty. By a short time, I mean one day of processing after they get the RAM and three days in transit back to you; Corsair ships replacement sticks via UPS 3 Day Select. I sent my RAM in and got it back in about 8 business days.
01-03-03, 11:20 PM
Don't feel bad.
My 512MB stick of XMS3500 CAS2 can't even do PC-2700 speeds stable @ CAS2. It causes freakish system instability- random crashing, restarts, and strange colors on the screen when @ CAS2, while at the crappiest settings available on my board it runs fine.
No matter what voltage I try it STILL is incapable of running @ PC-2700 CAS2- no matter what voltage - and this is a PC-3500, CAS2 stick of memory! :mad:
On the RMA form I asked if they could send me a Rev 2.1 stick, since my stick is Rev 1.1- and seem to have a lot of problems with strict timings from what I've read.
Hopefully the Rev 2.1 stuff will help me out.
01-03-03, 11:25 PM
I'm curious to see how that new 2.1 stick will work.
01-10-03, 02:55 AM
That is my problem then. My system was running fine for almost a month with this V1.1 XMS stick and all of a sudden it starts acting up on me. I've had different ram in and no problems. This baby is going back to Corsair.
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