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    RAM Advice

    Need some advice please - I had 2 x 1GB Ballistix PC4000 in the setup below and was having problems - computer wouldn't boot. It worked initially on Auto Voltage (RAM) for a few days, then I had to manually change voltage to 2.8 and it worked for a few more hours and then stopped working altogether.

    Currently, I have 2 x 512MB Crucial PC2700 and 2 x 512MB G-Skill PC3200 sticks in the computer and these run without any issue.

    Asus A8N Sli Premium
    Seasonic Tornado 400W with 20pin ATX connector (reason I mention the 20 pin to find out if anyone thinks this may have caused issues)
    6600 256MB graphics card
    80GB Samsung Sata HD

    1. I have now received the replacement RAM from Crucial and am wondering if I should sell it and get some Value stuff as I don't overclock.

    2. Should I at least try the RAM to find out if there was an issue with the original RAM and not my computer?

    Thank you.

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    Re: RAM Advice

    Asus A8N Sli Premium doesn't seem to get along too well with Ballistix from my own experience. I had to RMA my sticks twice. Got some Corsairs in the end and game the Ballistix to my son - works in the Abit with no probs.

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      • Samsung T 160GB Sata in Scythe Quiet Box
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 6600 256MB + Cooling Mod
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    Re: RAM Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Asus A8N Sli Premium doesn't seem to get along too well with Ballistix from my own experience. I had to RMA my sticks twice. Got some Corsairs in the end and game the Ballistix to my son - works in the Abit with no probs.
    Good and not so good news - if you know what I mean

    Will have to sell it in that case.

    Thank you for your help.

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