I have no idea how it happened. The only thing I can think of is that the fit for ram in my MB is really tight and requires a bit more force than typical motherboards. I always disconnect the power before doing anything in the case so I don't think that it is a spark.
I'm at work right now so I can't take another look at the stick, but I believe that there is actually a piece of the connector missing. I'll try and get another picture up tomorrow.
I'll start an RMA; to be honest I'm not sure what the problem was here, I'm sort of confused why it happened.
Looking to upgrade my rig in sig with 12GB of RAM for gaming and video editing. For the record, I overclock my i7 930 to 4.1GHz. With that said, would 6 2GB sticks or 3 4GB sticks be better, and what model should I get?
I was looking at the 998798 model. Any pricing for these?
Should be some more 4GB sticks shortly, every time we introduce a 4GB stick it sells out crazy fast.
3 sticks is always easier on the system than 6.
If you can't wait then get 2 kits of the 998679 kit or the Redlines