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Any way to fix random read/write errors?

Last response: in Memory
October 25, 2010 3:07:12 PM

I just purchased a stick of 2 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 MHz RAM. Memtest86+ found almost 150 broken addresses in test #7 (random read/write IIRC). The company agreed to send me a new stick without me having to return it.

So since I still have the broken stick, is there any way to fix it? Disable the broken addresses or something?

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October 25, 2010 6:53:29 PM

^No. Don't use it; it's not like a HDD/HHD/SSD {flash} where bad sectors are avoided - REMAPPING mark the sectors unusable.
October 25, 2010 6:54:28 PM

I don't think so. Since even Corsair themselves feel that RMA is not necessary, which leads to a conclusion of a non-repairable product. :( 
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October 25, 2010 7:29:35 PM

Not advisable. If you REALLY want to do something with it - you warp it in bacon - connect some alligator clips from a car battery to the ram stick and watch it cook bacon in about 2 seconds (then burn it in 3 :lol: ).


just sell it on eBay as-is for someone who wants to do the bacon experiment xD
October 25, 2010 10:42:15 PM

Haha. Thanks for the answer :)  I'll just save the heat spreader and throw it away.
October 26, 2010 12:21:33 AM

Lol maybe make it into a keychain? (and wrap that in bacon xDD)