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Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB PC4000 kit gone bad (merged)

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have 2x 1gb sticks - actually, after recommendation of Eclipse. I think mine have died

EPoX 9NPA+SLi MB

 

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Ok i think youve seen enough now :)

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It's an epidemic for crucial here man :(

 

 

Very true i just wish people arnt so damn stubborn, telling me about it being

a problem relating to abit and dfi then using more excuses that its heat then

something else...

 

Not related to heat - Proven

Not related to incorrect settings - Proven

Not related to certain brands of board - Proven

 

Im waiting on the next excuse :)

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The other excuse is "Bad Batch" lol.

 

But all the ballistix sticks that went bad had different batch numbers/week...

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I got a reply from Crucial about this problem and I got this:

 

Hello,

 

All of your timings look good, how big is your power supply and also have you

fluctuated the voltages between 2.6v to 2.9v to find the sweet spot. By the way

I am the Jim in the DFI-Street forums. I too have noticed the memory becoming

hot to the touch but have not found any ill effects by running the memory for

days. The motherboard I was running the memory on is the Lan Party NF4 Ultra-D.

Have you tried the 704 beta BIOS?

 

 

JIM BRUMBAUGH

Technical Support Analyst

Tel: (800) 336-8896

Tel: (208) 363-5790 (outside US & Canada)

Fax: (208) 363-5501

mailto:[email protected]

 

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They think its my power supply and did not answer my question completely.

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I got a reply from Crucial about this problem and I got this:

 

Hello,

 

All of your timings look good, how big is your power supply and also have you

fluctuated the voltages between 2.6v to 2.9v to find the sweet spot. By the way

I am the Jim in the DFI-Street forums. I too have noticed the memory becoming

hot to the touch but have not found any ill effects by running the memory for

days. The motherboard I was running the memory on is the Lan Party NF4 Ultra-D.

Have you tried the 704 beta BIOS?

 

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They think its my power supply and did not answer my question completely.

 

lol my power supply is a Hyper Type R 600 watt :D

Also my board doesnt have 2.9 volts, i run my ram just fine at 2.7 volts

for a month before it died , it was running at timings of a respective

11 4 4 3.0 at 232mhz WAY under the default of 250mhz and the damn things

still died. :mad:

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Very true i just wish people arnt so damn stubborn, telling me about it being

a problem relating to abit and dfi then using more excuses that its heat then

something else...

 

Not related to heat - Proven

Not related to incorrect settings - Proven

Not related to certain brands of board - Proven

 

Im waiting on the next excuse :)

No MSI K8N Neo4 yet. Batch No.CL1115N.2W

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I have the crucial ballistix tracer 2 gb kit cl1115s.dt and it is running perfectly fine at 3 4 4 8 2t @ 250mhz @ 2.75v on my EVGA 133 k8 nf41 stock bios motherboard. I was having alot of problems trying to overclock this ram at 3 3 3 8 1t. There were errors in memory test 1.65v and super pi mod 1.4 @ 32m.

 

I then changed it to the stock timings as mentioned above and instead of having my HTT set on auto, I changed it to 600mhz and have been passing memory test 1.65 and super pi @ 32m without and errors. Mem test ran for about 6 hours and I had 7 pass and 0 errors. I do have one 80mm fan blowing on the ram just because I feel more comfortable.

 

One time I had the ram up to 295 mhz played games but when I booted up the system again I got black screen. In everest the latency read about 42 -44 ns right now I just tested it at 47.6 ns.

 

Memory read is 6498 mb/s

memory write is 2396 mb/s.

 

I love these sticks, in my opinion I don't think there isn't anything out there in the 2mb sector that can really compare. You can't blame crucial if you guys are overclocking past recommended specs. They have great tech support and I am talking the someone who really speaks english. I have no complaints thus far. I had the ram for about 2-3 weeks. When I touch mine they have a slight warm feel to them, my computer has been on about 6 hours.

 

Any opinions?

:D

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:rolleyes:

 

Good excuse :) :shake:

At least it is running in mine. :nod:

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Guest ElAguila

We can blame crucial when it doesn't run at the advertised speeds using the required voltage. Read the whole thread. Not everyone who is having problems with this memory is overclocking it.

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We can blame crucial when it doesn't run at the advertised speeds using the required voltage. Read the whole thread. Not everyone who is having problems with this memory is overclocking it.

 

Agreed...

 

i dont think people are reading the thread correctly :confused:

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