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Wallace
04-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Well, Either I did something stupid and fried it (very likely) or PNY just doesn't make good RAM.

Before you ask, I know it's bad because I've already ran 3 different diagnostic tests. It started with WoW crashing with memory issues. Also got a BSOD.. The problem wasn't hard to diagnose.

Anyway, on this plus side http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145345 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345) <- while this is the same amount of RAM, it's faster.. So, I'll go with it.

localretard
04-11-2012, 09:05 PM
PNY is a reputable company, but all manufacturers can ship bad products from time to time. I would contact Newegg (or the place your got it from), call it defective and see if you can get your money back then get that newer RAM.

caramelslice
04-11-2012, 09:12 PM
As far as your course of action, I agree with local. Although as someone not well-versed with the specifics on computers, I'm curious...how does RAM end up getting fried?

Kylethedarkn
04-11-2012, 09:32 PM
RAM is very easy to damage. Drop a screw on one of the chips and it's done. So combine that and shipping and possible manufacturing defects and you get the very common problem of non working RAM. I've had to RMA RAM like 3 different times. XD

Wallace
04-11-2012, 09:53 PM
PNY is a reputable company, but all manufacturers can ship bad products from time to time. I would contact Newegg (or the place your got it from), call it defective and see if you can get your money back then get that newer RAM.

Yeah, I've already ordered the new RAM, and also put in my RMA with Newegg. I'll wait till I get the new RAM to send in the old.. because for now at least I can play some games and brows the web.

kmmgreen5
04-11-2012, 10:20 PM
cant forget that static electricity fry all the things

Baltes
04-12-2012, 05:54 AM
Well dang, that sucks

Baltes
04-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Well dang, that sucks

Kylethedarkn
04-12-2012, 08:41 AM
See at first I thought that was a double post, but it's definitely an hour and 20 mins after the first.

Wallace
04-12-2012, 10:16 AM
LOL gotta love Baltes' cell phone posts.

kmmgreen5
04-12-2012, 10:36 AM
Well dang, that sucks

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Wallace
04-14-2012, 05:44 AM
New RAM isn't coming in till Monday :(

Wallace
04-16-2012, 07:14 PM
New RAM is working great