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hey guys..

i was wondering if you have any info about the kingston ram that is called "plug and play ram" i'm not going to buy it or anything i'm just curious do they exactly mean with "pnp". i found a site that has some info but still kinda doesn't make sense. Isn't pnp for things like flash memory, external hard drives, monitors.. etc.. so how come the ram is plug and play?? o.O i'm sure they don't mean hot plug because i doubt this technology exists in regular computers.

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The memory is programmed with faster frequencies and when ‘plugged’ into a system using the Sandy Bridge chipset, will automatically ‘play’ at either 1600MHz or 1866MHz in both desktop and notebook PCs
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Meh, they're just trying to have some fun with this terminology in hopes of increasing their sales.
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post #3 of 23
NEVER insert a stick of RAM while a system is on. What it means is that you just insert it and youll be ready to use it(every RAM typy is like that, this is probably market propaganda). Maybe it has detection system to detect what speed would be best so that you dont have adjust its speed manually in the BIOS.
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yeah i wouldn't insert a ram while the system is on. so the detection system for the best speed in this case is called plug and play? how dumb is that! What if people actually thought to insert it and remove it while the system is on?! Jeez i wouldn't wanna imagine what would happen!
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Yeah, it's sad what some companies will do for the possibility of increasing their sales. I hope that they get customers complaining about problems because they treated it like a true Plug 'n' Play device. That would teach them a good lesson (it would teach Kingston, not the customer).
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post #6 of 23
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yeah i wouldn't insert a ram while the system is on. so the detection system for the best speed in this case is called plug and play? how dumb is that! What if people actually thought to insert it and remove it while the system is on?! Jeez i wouldn't wanna imagine what would happen!
You burn the RAM stick and the slot where you tried to insert it, I did it once(I was bored)
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Yeah, it's sad what some companies will do for the possibility of increasing their sales. I hope that they get customers complaining about problems because they treated it like a true Plug 'n' Play device. That would teach them a good lesson (it would teach Kingston, not the customer).
And such a bummer for customers with fried components

Maybe someone should make a sticky thread warning people here? or is it not necessary?
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And such a bummer for customers with fried components

Maybe someone should make a sticky thread warning people here? or is it not necessary?
I dont think so because people here know about this stuff and would not do it
post #9 of 23
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And such a bummer for customers with fried components

Maybe someone should make a sticky thread warning people here? or is it not necessary?
It would be missed by nearly 99% of those who would need such a warning.

I say let Kingston deal with it.
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You burn the RAM stick and the slot where you tried to insert it, I did it once(I was bored)
This is so sig material!
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