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I bought some Crucial Ballistix DDR 2x 512MB
I got a memory error when installing Windows. So, after Memtesting, I found errors on one of the sticks.

After contacting Crucial, they recommended me to RMA my ram. However, while on the phone with the rep, I realized I wasn't running the voltage high enough. Default was 2.6V and these sticks require 2.8. So I changed the voltage and now I have no errors.

So should I bother getting some "fresh ram" as he put it, and go through paying to ship the ram back. Also, I thought I saw something on the Crucial website about a restocking fee.

Does anyone have any experience like this? Please share!
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post #2 of 13
I'd probably keep them if they're fine at the rated volts. I assume this isn't in your sig rig... lol 2.8v DDR2...
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post #3 of 13
I would keep the RAM if it runs fine at the given Voltage spec.... No sense in wasting your money unless you have a real problem.... just a bit more voltage is all
    
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post #4 of 13
Are those the DDR500 sticks or the DDR400? I would just keep them. They are great sticks of RAM.
post #5 of 13
No, the errors would of been caused by not having enough voltage...

But 2.8v? That doesn't seem right... I've never seen DDR2 go over 2.3? Surely you mean 1.8v?
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post #6 of 13
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lol.
no, I'm building a rig for my g/f. just seeing what others know about this.

sorry if I was confusing.... I'm talking about DDR SDRAM. not DDR2.
The Crucial rep said the default voltage for DDR = 2.8V for Ballistix
For DDR2 Ballistix, the voltage = 2.2V
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schroedinger View Post
I'd probably keep them if they're fine at the rated volts. I assume this isn't in your sig rig... lol 2.8v DDR2...
His sig is PC8500 RAM... DDR2 is PC28500....

EDIT:

Meaning hes using original DDR Ram
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
His sig is PC8500 RAM... DDR2 is PC28500....

EDIT:

Meaning hes using original DDR Ram
There's no such thing as DDR ram that is as fast as PC8500, or anywhere close to that.
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post #9 of 13
FreeRoller, you realize what you just said??


Any who, if they work at the given vdimm spec then no need for RMA, why bother.
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post #10 of 13
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exactly.... waste time and money just to get FRESH RAM that is no longer being sold on Crucial's website anymore.


Freeroller: I edited my comments to correct my lack of detail on a previous post.
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