Faulty RAM, reccomendations for upgrade/replace please?

By bwefc1878
Mar 14, 2011
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  1. Basically I got a new PC with faulty RAM and after I asked them to replace it, they told me it was fine.
    I've decided to just replace it myself, any suggestions on what sort of thing I should look for(price range upto about £120)
    I'll post my computer spec later.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Give us your make and model of your motherboard. Link us and we will help.

    As a side note, never buy from them again. You and I both know it is faulty RAM or that they didn't set the voltage correctly in the BIOS.

    Did you ever run Memtest per stick?
  3. bwefc1878

    bwefc1878 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Nope I never ran a memtest per stick
    I'll have to post the PC spec in about 30 mins as I've been busy all day

    CPUID CPU Name AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
    graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6950
    RAM: (faulty) cant remember exact spec but something pretty similar to 4GB Mushkin Radioactive #996983 (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 6-9-7-24
    sound card: none
    PSU: 750W
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Give us your make and model of your motherboard. Link us and we will help.
  5. bwefc1878

    bwefc1878 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    That RAM won't work because it is tri-channel and only Intel boards are designed for trichannel memory. You have an AMD board.

    By the way, your PSU is more than sufficient.
  7. bwefc1878

    bwefc1878 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so what do you suggest?
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

  9. bwefc1878

    bwefc1878 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Well I do know that the 2 gig series of the same product is on the Qualified Vendors List with same timings and voltage.
  11. bwefc1878

    bwefc1878 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ah good so I should go for that then?
     


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