Pretty sure If you look at reviews on different retailers websites they have different sets where people will say "one bad stick" and if several people are stating this then it must be a actual problem. So you wont cry anymore Ill separate them by cost. I will still will not put certain sets of ram up bc of there inconsistency.
OCZ Ram not running specs
OCZ Ram instability
OCZ + G.Skill Problems
Anyone can find a great stick of RAM, then! Just go to Newegg and sort by the most reviewed item!
The off chance of getting a DOA item is a risk that happens with damn near every PC component. I've had DOA PSU's, GPU's, RAM, Mobo's, HDD's, fans, mice, keyboards... I even had a case arrive with the power leads blown and had to RMA it... I was unaware that when a few people get something that's DOA, it's marked a "bad" or "inconsistent" product. Read the reviews for the Corsair 750TX, most notably the 1 star reviews. Loads of em, 98% of them because it was dead when it arrived. Does that make it a bad PSU? No, it's one of the best (basing this off of personal use, testing, reliability, benchmarks, noise, efficiency. Not reading a few customer reviews), but as with all things in this world, sometimes its life can be cut short. Does that mean that, unfortunately, the user had a bad experience with a good product? Yes, indeed it does.
Actually, in the midst of this comment I got sidetracked reading through your posts. They all seem to say things like "umm I am putting my foot down and will not be getting any gskill bc of its inconsistencies..." or "G-Skill has always seemed like "Budget" ram to me and sometimes is not always reliable..."
Where are you getting your information? These fabled customer reviews from the God's at the retailer sites?
We'll stop crying now.
Edited by donutpirate - 2/3/10 at 2:16am