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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Two out of four sets had bad DIMMs. Ones that work are working well.
By John Villalovos
I have a motherboard with a Q67 chipset. First set of DIMMs appears to be working fine and I have 16GB in my computer. Ordered a second set to increase memory to 32GB. Computer kept crashing within a few minutes of starting Ubuntu Linux 14.04 though 48 hours of memtest86+ found zero errors :( Took new DIMMS out and everything worked fine. Took old DIMMs out and replaced with new DIMMs and system crashed again. I did not try to figure out which single DIMM was the bad one. My mistake. Put the old DIMMs back in and the system ran for over three days before I powered it off.
So I did a return with a replacement. Installed new set today and system crashed fast. This time I did some testing and figured out which DIMM was bad. System consistently crashed with bad DIMM within a minute of boot. Did another return with replacement. Final replacement set worked.
So out of four sets I received, two had at least one bad DIMM. But now I have a system up and running without any issues for over a month now.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Works Well, Great Warranty
By Thorne Melcher
I work as a software engineer and wanted to put more RAM in my workstation at work, but the motherboard is a cheaper one that only has two DIMMs, each of which already had a 2GB stick in it. This enabled me to get a substantial amount of RAM by current standards within a budget the company was happy to cover.
My machine had no problem detecting the new RAM, and within minutes I was back up and running with noticeably less slowdown during my heavy use of IDEs (programming environments) and Photoshop, both of which are substantial memory hogs.
It's worth noting that you should check the highest speed of memory your rig supports. Many newer CPUs support 1600 MHz RAM, which allows for faster communication with the computer, but many are still limited to 1333 MHz. Some fairly recent computers are even limited lower, at 1066 MHz.
In laymans terms, putting this in some machines might not get you that machine's full potential memory-wise, and putting it in some might limit the performance of the memory itself. Since faster memory can usually be clocked down, there's nothing wrong with getting memory that's faster than you can support if you plan on upgrading your CPU later, but, generally, the lower the speed, the cheaper the memory, all else being equal.
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By Ray Dillinger
Yes, DDR3 memory is a commodity. But in January 2012, getting 16Gbyte kits for $75 each is a breakthrough price.
So, I ordered four kits, installed them all in the same mobo, and the software world looks ever so different from the perspective of the first and only 64Gbyte machine I've used. This is what the future feels like.
In the 8 DIMMs I got, there are no flaws or defects. All were manufactured in the same week, and they are perfectly matched in timing etc as far as my motherboard can tell.
It often happens that when you mount eight DIMMs together you have to use a speed lower than rated or lengthened timings due to subtle mismatches that are usually not noticeable in installations of two or four, but I'm not seeing that here. These are solidly in spec and work perfectly together. I'm not an overclocking gamer with requirements that exceed the factory specs for the hardware, but I'm completely satisfied.