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Ram with bad sector, still use?

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March 11, 2004 6:51:22 AM

I have a stick of 512MB DDR 2700 that, when I ran a test on it, came up with a bad sector. Just 1 sectore came up bad around 434MB. Just wondering if I should leave that stick out and just run with 512MB (should let you know, i'm a gamer) or go ahead and use the second 512 stick, with bad sector, to talk 1GB.

I plan to upgrade to a new system within the next half-year, so I don't really want to go and buy 512MB of new RAM that I'll just toss aside in a few months.

Another possibility is to put in a stick of 256MB 2100 to total up to 768MBs. Not sure if I can aquire that 256 stick yet or not, let me know what you all think, and thank you.

Mobo: Epox 8K7A+
CPU: AMD Athlon XP2200+
OS: Windows XP pro SP1
HD: WD 80GB
HD: WD 180GB SE
RAM: 2x512MB DDR 2100

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