New Years Hi7 Resolution Competition - Winner announced!

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We foresee some serious gaming action going off in Wales!

With some seriously cool hardware up for grabs, the 'New Years Hi7 Resolution' competition came to a close yesterday. With 6,081 verified entries for the competition, one lucky member was going to have a very large grin on their face. This competition had the largest value prize of any competition that OC3D has run. Not only could you win a seriously specced, state of the art PC, but a case that was in itself a piece of artwork!


Tension was high as our membership waited with baited breath for the lucky number to be drawn, and the very lucky member to win was Aled (AKA a1651), and the prize will be winging it's way to you in Wales really soon. Commiserations to those who didn't win, and keep your eyes open for our next competition. Just to rub the salt in, here's what Aled has won:

Hardware
MSI X58 Platinum Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 Processor
MSI GTX280 1GB Water Cooled Graphics Card
Corsair Dominator XMS3 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 Kit
Zotac 9800GTX (Dedicated PhysX Acceleration)
Be-Quiet Dark Power Pro 850w Modular PSU

Case & Cooling
Lian Li A70 "Arora 2009" Modified by TTLCustoms.Com:
- Unique Kameleon Respray (worth £350!).
- Internal Black Powder Coating.
- Custom cut windowed sidepanel.
- Custom cut roof with triple 120mm radiator support.
- Mesh fronted with dual 120mm radiator support.
XSPC Delta V3 CPU Block
XSPC Razor GTX280 Water Block
XSPC RX240 Dual Radiator
Laing DDC Pump + Reservoir

We will follow up on this story when Aled has received the new uber system. You can catch up on the chat from our forums regarding this competition here.



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05-01-2009, 11:12:12

Youngie1337
I have been getting some annoying BSOD, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, and IRQL_NOT_LESS_NOR_EQUAL. These problems I have had on 2 computers, and it's been the memory in which caused this. I have just emailed the shop I brought asking for confirmation on how to replace the item. Do you think I have a chance of getting a replacement, considering the RAM is like 3-4weeks old, and hasn't even been loosened/oc'd.

I was pretty gutted when I started getting many errors, I'm turning off this computer for good now, hoping to get some new RAM and new PSU :).

Do I have my rights for new RAM with RMA considering I did naff all to the RAM.

06-01-2009, 09:39:18

fruityness
If you havent o/c anything, then thats a downer :( Come on you can tell us, you tried injecting 8 kilo watts into them, didnt you, huh huh :D

Only time I've seen those errors is with o/c. To get it without one is dire indeed. Which brand of memory and mobo are they out of curiosity?

06-01-2009, 10:21:33

Youngie1337

If you havent o/c anything, then thats a downer :( Come on you can tell us, you tried injecting 8 kilo watts into them, didnt you, huh huh :D

Only time I've seen those errors is with o/c. To get it without one is dire indeed. Which brand of memory and mobo are they out of curiosity?



Corsair XMS 4-4-4-12 - NOT OC'D :)
Asus P5Q-PRO NOT MODIFIED, latest BIOS.
Q6600@STOCK

and lol @ comment :D.

06-01-2009, 10:31:31

PV5150
Have you checked that the Corsair RAM is on the approved vendors list for that motherboard? I had some of that Corsair XMS2 RAM and my ASUS motherboard hated it.

06-01-2009, 10:54:30

Pyr0
of course you're entitled to a replacement
usually the first 12 months you just return them to the place of purchase.
after that, i just go straight to the manufacturers most of the time.

i've recently had to replace a couple of kits of the corsair xms stuff myself. a 2x1gb 6400 kit and a 2x2gb 6400 kit.
i just called scan, sent em in and approx a week later had the replacements up n running

[edit]
i know it's not from the shop you purchased, but:
Corsair's DRAM memory modules all carry a lifetime warranty.
http://www.corsairmemory.com/warranty/default.aspx

06-01-2009, 13:37:46

Youngie1337


i know it's not from the shop you purchased, but:
Corsair's DRAM memory modules all carry a lifetime warranty.
http://www.corsairmemory.com/warranty/default.aspx



:), some good news there then, but I got to send at my own expense lol :P, not like I mind or that, was just a bit snotty the way they sent the Email. The item should be 100% faulty, or the store charges hardware checking fee's and delivery.

Will be checking them each stick at a time, there shouldn't be 1 error should there?

06-01-2009, 13:53:30

Ham
Make sure you test with the advertised clock speeds, timmings and voltages. Dont leave anything on auto unless its not specified by the maker.

06-01-2009, 14:24:20

Youngie1337

Make sure you test with the advertised clock speeds, timmings and voltages. Dont leave anything on auto unless its not specified by the maker.



Anywhere I can find the timings? The BIOS reported it running @ auto, which is correct seeing as I haven't altered it. Anyone care to post a link to a site with information?:D.

Thank you.

06-01-2009, 19:26:42

fruityness

Corsair XMS 4-4-4-12 - NOT OC'D :)



So 4-4-4-12, from left to right;

CAS latency, tRCD(RAS to CAS delay), tRP(RAS precharge), tRAS(Active to Precharge delay).

If there is a CMD or 1T or 2T. This is referancing the command rate.

08-01-2009, 09:00:34

Youngie1337

You already know the timings for the memory;



So 4-4-4-12, from left to right;

CAS latency, tRCD(RAS to CAS delay), tRP(RAS precharge), tRAS(Active to Precharge delay).

If there is a CMD or 1T or 2T. This is referancing the command rate.



I know that lol, just thought since it was default that someone said it should be different. Have tried, 1 stick is brokdeded:(. Sending back tomorrow.
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