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Right now I have 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix (older double-sided RAM) and it's been great so far.

I just bought another pair from the Fry's deal last night and I'm hearing some bad stuff about some recent batches, namely the 97432 batch. These are single-sided and I was wondering if I would run into any major issues running these with the double-sided ones I have right now?

Should I just cancel my order?

Sad to see a company like Crucial go down like this.
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Not at all. Sure you might not be able to get the sticks past 1100Mhz like the double sided, but if your not overclocking them anywhere near that then they will run fine with your current pair of double sided ballistix.

I have exactly the same setup - 2 Single and 2 Double sided sticks

They will also run cooler, too. So less heat to deal with.
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Appreciate your input.

Is your RAM from the 97432 batch? How long have you had them?

Is there a major difference when overclocking RAM? I think I'll leave mine stock.
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Where can i find what batch they are?
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It's on the sticker on the modules.
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Aw man, that means i'll have to take them out. Oh well, Anything for an OCN member!

I'll Brb.

Okay. I have the 97432 Batch. I've had them for around 2 months now and they've been working fine with no errors running along side my double sided. So you should be OK.
Edited by Outcasst - 5/28/08 at 1:49pm
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I did this with a set of older 6400 and a set of (NEW)8500 NOT GOOD then did 8500 only and it kept failing, put the 6400 backand all's good
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Quote:
Originally Posted by m3th0d View Post
Appreciate your input.

Is your RAM from the 97432 batch? How long have you had them?

Is there a major difference when overclocking RAM? I think I'll leave mine stock.
There have been instances of single sided ballistix failing more frequently than the double sided. If yours fail, when RMA'ing just beg them to give you a double-sided set. Although there are many, many people overclocking the single sided RAM successfully. Just see what they are like when they arrive.
post #9 of 17
I have 6 sticks of the 97432 batch.
4 are in a machine that has been folding for a month non stop with no issues, the other 2 are in my kids which only gets light use.

Some have said you can just call Crucial and ask for an RMA for double sided ones and they have been doing it no questions asked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
There have been instances of single sided ballistix failing more frequently than the double sided. If yours fail, when RMA'ing just beg them to give you a double-sided set. Although there are many, many people overclocking the single sided RAM successfully. Just see what they are like when they arrive.
No need to beg, just tell them you have a set of the double-sided sticks and want to run the exact same RAM to avoid conflicts. I did just this and they were more than happy to send me a new set of dbl sided sticks that I received a few weeks ago. Crucials RMA is top notch.
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