I recently bought a pair of Kingston memory modules for my Computer. I am running windows vista, and It would periodically and totally randomly freeze up on me. After Cursing windows vista for weeks, I finally ran a memory test, thinking maybe that was the cause, and sure enough, one of the modules came back with errors. What can I do? Can I get an exchange from bestbuy? Thanks for your help
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Re: Warranty or exchange??
as u have identified the problem, pls take the defective to point of purchase for replacement.
if still a problem than to kingston for replacement. kingston gives life time wty for memory and u are eligible for new replacment.
let me kow if still a problem
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I'm afraid it has to do with Apple's firmware on iMacs. A compatible 3rd party memory dealer is RAMJET. From their website, you can see: Apple Computers have proven too demanding for generic PC memory modules. Apple users have been forced to either pay Apple's high prices for upgrades, or buy 3rd party modules and be subjected to system crashes, boot failures, and sub-par performance. Worse still, most 3rd party vendors had no idea that Apple machines demanded a higher standard.
At Ramjet, we start with modules built 100% to Apple's original specifications, but we don't stop there. In our compatibility center, we have a comprehensive array of Apples, every platform built since 1996. Other memory companies try to test for Apple compatibility using generic RAM module testers, whereas we test our RAM in the same Mac you're upgrading.
A computer can be slow by many reasons - viruses, bad sectors on the harddrive, lack of empty space on the harddrive and ofcource, small amounth of random access memory (RAM). Only to mention, that the memory on the picture is not for laptops and you have written "usb", which is not memory for adding to the RAM space of the laptop. I will assume they sent you the right kind of memory. Installing it is easy. You will need a small x-screw driver to open a small cover on the bottom of the laptop. There re usualy 2 or 3 covers there. You may open all of them to see where is the memory connector. You may or may not already have memory there. Remove the old if there is no place for the new. To remove, pull two end latches to the side and the memory will tilt up. To insert the new, insert it the same way tilted and when the contacts are fully in the connector, press it down to lock the latches.
the bios might be seeing it but windows might not, the possibility exists that windows is not able to view the full amount of ram installed try this. go to the start menu > accessories > system tools option and look for the system information tool, this will tell you more about the ram installed, note: windows dose on occasion report the wrong amount of ram when their is a 64 bit os installed or their is a 64 bit system
Dell has a habit of using proprietary memory in their machines, if it isn't proprietary you can near guarantee that cheaper memory sticks will not be recognised.
Play safe and use the memory configurators at crucial.com and newegg.com
I bought two DDR2 1gig sticks at crucial yesterday for $50.00 for both with free shipping.