Haywire: > Ordered two 1GB sticks of Kingston HyperX PC3200 CAS 2 stuff from newegg.
SKU: N82E16820134039 ?
Did you read the user reviews, particularly those at the
> I'm still not getting what the memory is rated at.
Welcome to the wacky underworld of enthusiast RAM.
There are the promotional claims.
Then there is what the SPD actually reports, which is
something the brand and the reseller rarely tell you.
And neither may represent actual stable performance.
> It's a bit of a let down.
Kingston may have an extra "r" in HyperX.
> I thought I was buying hoorah high end ram.
Sooner or later, this is going to happen to a class action lawyer's
kid, or a senator's son, and then the RAM exaggerators are either
going to get expensively sued, or get whacked with legislation.
I consider much of the enthusiast RAM on the market to be
fraudulently described. I buy stock speeds for this reason.
Meanwhile, because you were having trouble with the previous
RAM, you need to consider the possibility that this is not a DIMM
issue you are having, but a memory controller or northbridge
issue. And since it apparently developed over time, it might be
as simple as a socket connection issue (tin wiskers, dissimilar
Have you tried re-seating the original RAM?
Have you tried re-seating the CPU?
Leave the cooler on for this experiment.
When you don't get what you want,
you are getting experience.
It can be expensive.