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I have two sets of these Crucial Ballistix 2x2GB sets

Since buying them - ALL sticks have now died. Im on my laptop untill new ones come. Progressively 1 stick at a time, I would find that one stick has died every few weeks... 3 months later 8GB of RAM DEAD!


Hoping to get a new revision... anyone else have this happen? Anyone having good luck?

Was running these things at 4-4-4-12; 2.2Volts
    
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that happened to talinid but he has 4x1 and and but one is alive and he has the single sided ones
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Well I was referring to the 2GB ones since they are new and all.... but meh Im not so happy ALL FOUR of my sticks died in 3 months
    
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****, i have mine @ 900MHz 4-4-4-12 2.2v... are they gon' die??????
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post #5 of 25
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Don't know.. but if you have the first revision from the original release.... Probably! I would let them die (it will be quite apparent) then just exchange them for a newer revision... They are certified to run at 1000mhz 2.2V so I cant see your settings being an issue.


I was running stock (EPP) and they died in 3 months so only time will tell.
    
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post #7 of 25
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Well like I said... Let it happen and pick up some new ones later. Should be fine afterwards... Unfortunate that they happened like this tho...

Or I was just unlucky
    
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i would like to bump to hear from others
    
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post #9 of 25
Well, I don't have the 2x2's, but believe I have the newer PC2-8500 Ballistix, the good old yellow/orange ones, not the tracers. They died on me, both at the same time, within 5 hours of trying to overclock. Right now i'm working ON those sticks, and i get a random BSOD every so often, maybe every couple hours. Memtest fails instantly. Planning to buy another set and RMA this set, for a total of 4x1's, but really I don't know if i want to spend money if the next sets are just going to die, and continue the trend. Read through some of the recent reviews on Newegg, you'll find almost every single post in the reviews is negative, saying people have been through 2-3, even 4 pairs of sticks before giving up. So, same boat here, and unsure of what to do next, I'd hate to waste 2gb of 8500 just because i don't want to get matching sticks.
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post #10 of 25
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they allow you to RMA more sticks than needed, just tell them you want to keep matched pairs and they will replace them for you.

But that sucks man, Im starting to consider selling my kit when it gets back, use this money to pick up a set of G.Skills and call it a day
    
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