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Hey guys

Yep had the 2x2gb kit for about 2 months now and 1 stick is faulty . BSOD (Memory Check error)

Checked the memory on Memtest and yea 1 stick is faulty mass errors.

Problem is i bought the sticks directly from crucial so i dont know if they accept RMA from Australia . Plus gonna cost me atleast 20 dollars to ship them back to Crucial.

No more Ballistix for me
post #2 of 15
Is it because something is wrong with Crucial?
Or is becasue so many people use them that I keep seeing Cruial dying threads?
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Yeah, I've had my 2x1GB Cruial ballistix for about 4 months until they went bad. It was before I read that many people had troubles overclocking the single-sided chips. It was weird though because it was just at random times I'd get BSOD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
Problem is i bought the sticks directly from crucial so i dont know if they accept RMA from Australia . Plus gonna cost me atleast 20 dollars to ship them back to Crucial.
They don't have an australian branch?

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Originally Posted by lsclincoln View Post
Is it because something is wrong with Crucial?
Or is becasue so many people use them that I keep seeing Cruial dying threads?
A little bit of both. All of my Ballistix OCed rather well, but none of it lasted as long as it should.

My main complaints regarding Crucial Ballistix:

1. Crucial overstates the voltage that can be safely used on it's memory.

2. Ballistix heatspreaders have what is possibly the worst thermal interface material ever. I've torn it apart and I doubt it's as good a thermal conductor as plain doublesided tape (which is pretty bad).
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Yea i was running them at 1111mhz at 5-5-5-15 for about 2 months.

Funny thing is 1 stick died other not haha

Anyways do they Accept RMA from Australia i would think they do.

Maybe try G.SKILL as my next ram.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
Yea i was running them at 1111mhz at 5-5-5-15 for about 2 months.

Funny thing is 1 stick died other not haha

Anyways do they Accept RMA from Australia i would think they do.

Maybe try G.SKILL as my next ram.
Yeah, I just used G.SKILL 2x1gb PQs and they're rock solid in a system I built for a friend.

I think Crucial started using one-sided RAM...shame.
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Yeah, I just used G.SKILL 2x1gb PQs and they're rock solid in a system I built for a friend.

I think Crucial started using one-sided RAM...shame.


And unfortunately the newer 2x 2GB kits are just single sided sticks with another side of the crap memory units on them.

I personally have two sticks of single sided Ballistix and 2 sticks of Patriot RAM. If I pull the Ballistix out I can go about another 125Mhz without a voltage increase.
Edited by mrtn400 - 5/26/08 at 12:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
Yea i was running them at 1111mhz at 5-5-5-15 for about 2 months.

Funny thing is 1 stick died other not haha

Anyways do they Accept RMA from Australia i would think they do.

Maybe try G.SKILL as my next ram.
Why not OCZ, check out these Reaper

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...GB/index.shtml
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Yea mite take a look at G.SKILLs 4gig kit.
post #10 of 15
I've been thinking about getting a set of these Mushkin modules. I'm guessing they can overclock pretty far because they apparently hit a 5-4-4-12 800Mhz with only 1.8v.

Plus they come with 3DMark08.
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