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memory tits-up

By Tedster
Sep 26, 2005
  1. just had a couple of sticks go bad in my computer ( I presume 2 out of 3)

    I have a stick of crucial pc3200

    1 stick of kingston value

    and another kingston - unknown, but perhaps hyper-x


    after running for a long time, computer crashed.

    Ran mem test, found bad blocks in the kingston sticks...... noticed one kingston was rather hot. crucial stick was fine after 3 passes.. Kingston sticks both failed individually between 1 and 3 passes.
     
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    All things said then, a pretty good thread title :)

    Sorry to here about the problems. The good news is that normal DDR memory is cheap as hell these days :)
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    turned out both the kingstons went bad. Only the crucial was fine after an overnight test.
    I ordered more crucials.
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    both turned out to be kingston value select. I have RMA'd them for lifetime warranty. I'll see if they stand behind their warranty.

    In the meantime they'll be replaced by crucials.

    If the RMA goes through, I'll sell the new replacements on Ebay.
     
  5. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Or let me know ...always need more RAM.

    patio. :cool:
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    no problem. Kingston has not yet replied to my warranty request.


    BTW- do you have kids named lawn chair & BBQ grill? haha just joking......
     
  7. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    You guessed it ! !

    patio. :cool:
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    looks like they are honoring the RMA.... I'll let you know when I put the replacement RAMS up for bid.
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

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