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post #1 of 18
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I took my pc (in my signature) into my local cpmputer shop b/c it has not been posting. I thought it was either my CPU or MB. Well turns out it was my memory that is bad.

Now this memory is supped to run at 800, it's like $300.00 bucks for 2 gigs. It was running at 533 so I went into BIOS at put it on 915 and apparently it got screwed up.

Anyway he told me that I wasted my money and that buying DDR2800 is stupid. He told me I would be better off with DDR2533. But everyone on this site (Who I know knows more about PC's) recomend my memory or at least DDR2800 for coreduo CPU's. Specially if you want to overclock..

So my question is now this. I have not had it for a year, Newegg should send me replacement memory for free. But should I take his advice and just buy the regular 533 ddr2 memory? I mean CPUz said this expensive memory I had was only running at 605 anyway at 5-6-6-18 timings.
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post #2 of 18
No. DDR2-533 is only good if you want to run your Conroe at stock. You see, it's already at its max specifications at the lowest ratio, and if you want to overclock, you will not get far. Honestly, don't listen to those in your local computer store. Most of them got a 3-hour training course and think they know everything. Did he test your memory?
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post #3 of 18
that guy at the store is full of crap

get more DDR2 800 FTW!
    
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post #4 of 18
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ya my memory was bad. They slapped their memory into my MB and it booted up fine.

But this is why I'm pissed at G-Skill. I spent 300 dollard for 2 gigs of memory. For almost a year it worked. I went into CPUz the other day though and noticed it only registered at 300 with timings of 5-6-6-18. That is pathetic! I went into the bios to jump it up to what it should be and it just fried it I guess.

I dont know whar I did wrong this is so annoying, almost every single PC part i've had lately has not done anything like it was supposed to.
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post #5 of 18
Ya that guy is full of it faster ram better slower ram bad. And if you got a new cpu the higher fsb ones im not even sure 533 would work.
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post #6 of 18
That guy is a grade A moron.

$300 for 2gbs of G.Skill? Are they a special model or something?
    
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post #7 of 18
Did you try clearing your CMOS in order to get your PC to boot? I am guessing you cranked the memory up to high and that everytime you turned your computer on it tried to boot at those settings. The speed that your memory runs at is directly correlated to your FSB. So how exactly did you tell your memory to run at the "proper speed"?
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post #8 of 18
Did you ever Clear the CMOS to see if you burned up the ran to return it to stock clocks? Maybe Both of you overlooked this
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post #9 of 18
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Yeah he tried 533 and it would post. But mine just would not.

The reason it was 300 bucks was b/c I bought it back in October of last year. I just went to Newegg typed in the exact same product # and its only arround $120 now! Boy was I shafted lol.

Anyway as far as how I tried to tell it what to do everything memory wise was set to "auto" and I was able to increase my frontside bus I think it was by alittle to get my cpu from 2.4 to 2.8 ghz. When I was told i needed to take it off auto I went into the BIOS and changed the memory from a 600 MGHZ setting to a 915 MGHZ setting. After that nothing worked when I shut down and tried to reboot.

I just called newegg they are sending me brand new ones. Although I'll still probably be clueless as to what to do lol
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post #10 of 18
yeah I doubt the memory is dead, you probably just jumped it way to much. clear the CMOS and slowly up your OC, starting with your CPU. The only thing putting another set of mem in your pc proved is that the mobo's not fried. It probably just doesn't want to run at the settings you have on the ram.
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