WTF, Newegg sent me fried RAM, Should i buy the same RAM or different brand?

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    So i ordered a stick of 512mb Mushkin DDR3200 RAM, after 2 months of troubleshooting and eventually taking it to a tech place where they discovered that the memory was fried, i now have to purchase memory AGAIN, because its past their 30day return policy. Anyways, i was wondering, should i go with the same stick of ram? or go to a different brand? Does Mushkin work good with Gigabyte boards? thanks
     
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    I like Kingston. It may be a little more expensive but I have put Kingston RAM in 3 computers I have built for other people and no problems whatsoever.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Can't your RMA it to Mushkin? If this is your only computer (or one you can't be without) I'd get another 512 and send back the defective one to Mushkin once. When you get the RMA back, you get 1GB. woo hoo!
     
  4. Jeff Merr

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    I was actually thinking about doing that, ordering a stick of the same exact ram, then putting the fried one in a returning it and saying that they sent me a fried stick. But are there serial #'s on each indivisual stick of RAM so they know if you changed the stick?
     
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    they'll know if you swap it. Mushkin should have a lifetime warranty -- just RMA it.

    And Corsair is > kingston. Much better than, in fact.
     
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    If he wants to pay for Corsair. The fact that he bought Mushkin in the first place leads me to believe that he is looking for something a little cheaper :dunno:
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I wasn't suggesting that you defraud anyone. Just that you get another 512 to keep the system running while you send the bad one back to the manufacturer.
     
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    Mushkin = lifetime warranty.
     
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    I think all RAM manufacturers offer lifetime warranties.
     
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    Cool, i didnt realize they had a lifetime warranty, do i need the packaging for it to be valid? all i have is the stick of ram, thanks for the help guys.
     
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    What about PNY Memory ?
     
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    nevermind, contacted Mushkin, they gave me RMA number, she also said to set my voltage setting(DIMM Overvolt) in the bios to +.2 or +.3, is this safe to do? i dont want to put to much voltage to the memory and fry it that way either.
     
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    PNY is pretty crappy. Stick with Corsair because it's not expensive at all (at least not the ValueSelect). In fact, Corsair is almost always cheaper than Kingston.
     
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    OCZ, PQI, PAtriot are really the only memory i consider in a best bag for buck situation. Corsair is good but often overpriced and only allows mediocra overclocks. Mushkin i have was the 512MB PC3200 2.5-3-3-6 defaults. I was able to tkae it to 230MHZ 2.5-3-3-5 2.85v on my gf's rig just fine. I suggest returning it to Mushkin, there customer support is pretty good and they should swap you free of questions.
     

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