DOA Memory stick, two options to choose from

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MC82, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. MC82

    MC82 Procrastinator

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    I recently bought 2 sticks of kingston 512MB PC3200 400MHz memory sticks.

    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3645865?site=sa:Homepage:Spot1

    I need to know what you guys think of this memory, I just found out one of the sticks are DOA and i am pass the return period. So now I have two options, buy two new memory sticks that you guys recommend and sell the one working stick on ebay, or I can just buy one more of this stick to replace the DOA one.

    Any advise would be great, thanks
     
  2. MC82

    MC82 Procrastinator

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    Another Question I have is, now that I have my new system running, for some reason when i drag windows around, it lags... its not as smooth as my old system. Is this due to the memory? the video card is the same.
     
  3. FastGame

    FastGame OSNN Junior Addict

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    How could that be, are you dead ?
    Get it replaced by Kingston, its good stuff :yowch:
     
  4. RickyC

    RickyC OSNN Addict

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    When did you buy it?

    If it's less than 30 days, according to the site, you can still apply for an RMA No. and return it.
     
  5. MC82

    MC82 Procrastinator

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    haha, no im not dead, i mean i am pass the return date.

    its way pass the 30 days, I bought it in october, but couldnt use it till now.
     
  6. Marcuslongridge

    Marcuslongridge OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have bought many Kingston sticks of memory and any that I have had problems with they have taken back and replaced. Even ones that are a couple YEARS old. Forget the site you bought them on. Get on https://www.ec.kingston.com/web_rma/default.asp and request an RMA. Then once they email you that, all you have to do is ship it back to them, and they will ship you a new stick in about 2 weeks. They are a great company and honor their warrenty no questions asked. Hope this helps.


    Mark Langridge
     
  7. LeeJend

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    Duh. You got it as a Christmas gift so it is not past the 30 days. Wink, wink. Christams gift trick always works.

    I've had no trouble with Kingston so I'd go for an exchange.
     
  8. MC82

    MC82 Procrastinator

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    Marcus, great advise, I did what you said but I actually called them on saturday, wow they have great service, I was impressed. But basically the CSR told me that the memory was meant for OCing so all I had to do was increase the voltage through the bios to 7.25V. Now everything works out great on one of the modules, the other one still getting erros with memtest86+ so they have offered for me to exchange it.

    thanks for the advice guys. and LeeJend, never thought that would work, hmmm I will have to try it on this game i received, lol.