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Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB PC4000 kit gone bad (merged)

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I recived new sticks from crucial with batchnumber CL11167.M3

i have run memtest over night 300MHz 3.3.3.8 @2.85volt without errors=)

I just hope they dont die on me

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did you try with only one stick?

 

for RMA, goto Newegg if you still can. Crucial won't replace Tracers anymore. They'll downgrade you to Z503, regular ballistix. DDR500 1GB tracers have been discontinued. I didn't find out until they shipped it back to me last week. it's the last time i'll deal with them.

 

That's pretty sad a "quality" company as such won't suck it up if they cannot produce a product that "can't keep up". I would fully expect a refund or a replacement of something of higher quality....Now the only thing on users minds is how they can get away from the memory and manufacturer. I say this because it is happening to a lot of people. Too many sellouts these days *sigh*

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2x80mm since day one. 2.8v at 280mhz 3-3-3-8

 

Dead after 2 months

 

2 sets died exactly the same way.

 

I'm wondering if that new batch has gaps between the IC and heatspreader, causing it to heat up more than it should on certain IC's

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My new sticks are cold running 273MHz 3.3.3.8 @2.75v

They are extremly cold compared to the ones that died on me before

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My new sticks are cold running 273MHz 3.3.3.8 @2.75v

They are extremly cold compared to the ones that died on me before

Mine also run very cool, without a 92mm on them they burn up though...

 

I assume you are running actively cooled. Let them heat up a bit without a fan and see if they get hot, just trying to see if there are gaps between your heatspreader and IC's =0

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Mine also run very cool, without a 92mm on them they burn up though...

 

I assume you are running actively cooled. Let them heat up a bit without a fan and see if they get hot, just trying to see if there are gaps between your heatspreader and IC's =0

 

 

Yes i also run a 92mm on my sticks

will try to turn that of tonight and se if its getting hot

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I'm wondering if that new batch has gaps between the IC and heatspreader, causing it to heat up more than it should on certain IC's

 

My first set I took the heatspreaders off right away :P

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Finally, I was waiting for someone to say that, did those sticks fail? Did you have ramsinks on them? Fan?

 

Yes, that was my first set. They failed after about 3 months. I did have 2x80mm over them at all times. Got them up to about 292mhz at stock voltage. Never went over stock voltage. No ramsinks.

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