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Warranty or exchange??

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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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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How to upgrade my pc with 512mb ram to a higher gb?

How to Upgrade Your PC's RAM This is a step-by-step guide to installing memory

$(function(){ $('.zoomLink').lightBox({maxWidth:1200,maxHeight:1200}); }) Adding RAM is often the most cost-effective upgrade you can make to speed up a sluggish computer. PCs that had more than enough RAM when they were new often have trouble keeping up with the demands of the latest programs after a few years. New operating systems almost always call for more memory, too. When a computer runs short of RAM, it's forced to swap the overflow data on and off of the hard drive, which can significantly slow performance.
Below, is a guide of how to diagnose a memory shortage and what to do about it. How do I know if I need more RAM?

Check your PC's RAM usage by opening Windows Task Manager. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del (Vista users will have to click Start Task Manager) and click the Performance tab. If the figure next to 'Available' (or 'Free' in Vista) under 'Physical Memory' hovers around zero and your PC seems sluggish, you need more RAM.
How much RAM do I need? The average Windows XP user should be satisfied with 1GB of RAM. Tests, which involve working with images and using Nero Express to burn CDs, ran one-third faster when upgraded from 512MB of RAM to 1GB. Power users who simultaneously run lots of demanding applications, or anyone regularly working with digital video or other large graphics files, will want at least 2GB. If you're planning to upgrade your PC to Windows Vista, you can still get away with 1GB, but for a more comfortable experience 2GB of RAM is recommended.
What kind of RAM works on my PC? RAM comes in many flavors, including DDR, DDR2, and DDR3. Newer technologies offer faster performance, but most motherboards accept only one type of RAM. Check your PC's manual to find out what type of RAM modules you need and how they have to be installed. RAM dealers such as Crucial and Kingston offer handy online tools for identifying the right RAM for many PCs and motherboards. Most PCs being upgraded today use dual-channel memory, which you must install in pairs for maximum performance, so adding two 512MB modules instead of one 1GB module may be better. Again, check your documentation.
Paying a few dollars more to buy RAM from a reliable manufacturer like Crucial or Kingston is usually worthwhile, as RAM quality isn't the place to save a few bucks.
What do I need to add more RAM? Tools: You'll need an antistatic wrist strap for grounding yourself. Your local computer store should have one for less than $15.
Documentation: Some motherboards require module pairs to be placed in specific banks, or pairs of RAM sockets. Consult your documentation before starting the upgrade.

What RAM Memory And Architechture Your Motherboard supports? Modern motherboards have a dual-channel architecture technology instead of single channel architecture found on older motherboards. It means you have to install computer memory modules in pairs.
It is important to know what your motherboard supports to get the most of it. An easy way to do it is to look in your motherboard book that comes with when you bought your computer. You should be able to find a table with every type of RAM modules supported by your motherboard and how to use them.
If you do not have the book but you know the code name for your motherboard model, then you can do a search on Internet at the manufacturer site. In the case you do not know the code name for your model, there is a good chance it is written on your buying bill, assuming you still have it.
I organized some links for the most popular brands to help you find it. Look at your motherboard model and try to find what it is supported by your motherboard.

Installing RAM For Single Or Dual-Channel Architecture?

Single channel:
Installing computer memory with a motherboard which uses single channel architecture makes things easier. You can use almost any combination of modules without affecting the RAM modules' overall performance.

In the other hand, if your motherboard uses dual-channel architecture, you will need a pair of RAM modules. If you want a total of 1 GB, you then need 2 RAM modules of 512 MB. It is imperative to install computer memory modules from the same manufacturer with the same clock rating from the same standard.
Otherwise, as I am explaining in the motherboard parts introduction at the memory slots section, odd results may happen.

Step 1 Preparation
Now that we know what the motherboard supports, we are ready to prepare our working area. Find a suitable place to work and then open your computer case by removing the left panel.

Note: If you have to break a seal to open your case, be advice that you will no longer be able to reclaim your insurance in the case something would happen to your computer in the future. Merchants put seals on the case to ensure clients will not attempt the repair themselves and then try to reclaim their insurance.

Clean your hands and be sure they are perfectly dry before touching any piece of hardware.
Step 2 Field recognition
Find the RAM memory socket #1 or A. If you are unable to find which one it is by looking at the motherboard, then look in your motherboard book. When you found the slots order, open the side brackets for the memory slots you will use. When the brackets are closed, you cannot install computer memory modules.
It is better to start installing the modules in order, that is why we try to find the order on the motherboard.

Step 3 Installation

Caution: Do not touch the module's contacts; a fingerprint there could render your module useless.

RAM Module Schema Take the module by its thin side without putting pressure on the chips, then look at the bottom notch to figure out which side your module must be inserted in the memory socket.
Gently sit the module in the memory socket until it stay in place, then with your thumbs, press on the module from its points of pressure as shown on the image until the socket's brackets come close to the side notches. When the brackets are close, hook them in the side notches.
Now repeat the process for all the modules you have to install.

Congratulation, you just installed your memory modules by yourself.

Jun 20, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade...

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Lost driver & installer


due to the fact that this memory card is no longer available, Kingston does not have drivers fo this card . As a matter of fact SD cards normally do come with drivers , as they are conformed in a way that operating systems recognise them once you plug them into the SD slot

i hope this inofrmation helps you make a decsion

some background on this particular SD memory card you have

SDCZ2-512-A10-KT (Discontinued) Description: 512MB USB 2.0 DataTraveler I write up to 3MBps Discontinued Additional Info: DataTraveler I USB 2.0 Flash Drive Write up to 1.5MBps Read up to 6MBps Mfgr's System P/N's: SDCZ2-512-A10 (Kingston) Form Factor: USB Flash Memory Warranty: 5 Yrs†

here are some solutions .

When the problem occurs is a clue as to the cause.

For example, your response to a memory error message depends on whether:
  1. You have just bought a new computer.
  2. You have just installed new memory.
  3. You have just installed new software or a new operating system.
  4. You have just installed or removed hardware.
  5. Your computer has been running fine and you've made no other recent changes.

If your system has been running fine, but suddenly starts to produce memory errors, and crash or lock up frequently, the chance of a hardware failure is more likely, since configuration and installation problems show up as soon as the computer turns on. Sometimes you can get memory problems if your computer is overheating, if you are having a problem with your power supply, or if corrosion has developed between the memory module and the socket, weakening the connection.


Here is a list of the most common ways the computer informs you of a memory problem.

  1. The computer won't boot, merely beeps.

  2. Computer boots but doesn't recognize all the installed memory.

  3. The computer boots but the screen is blank.

  4. The computer reports a memory error.
    1. Memory mismatch error
    2. Memory parity interrupt at xxxxx
    3. Memory address error at xxxxx
    4. Memory failure at xxxxx, read xxxxx, expecting xxxxx
    5. Memory verify error at xxxxx

  5. The computer has other problems caused by memory.
    1. The computer intermittently reports errors, crashes frequently, or spontaneously reboots.
    2. Registry Errors
    3. General-protection faults, page faults, and exception errors

Nov 07, 2010 | Kingston (SDCZ2-512-A10-KT)...

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I have 64 GB kingston pen drive. Previously it worked in some computers only. But now it is detected and not worked & even formatted. Kindly advise how to repair.

Do you buy it from a local shop ? or it is in a warranty period ?
check this following links..may your problem will solve.!
If this will not help you.Contact Kingston and if your pendrive is local then nobody can't help you.
Thanks in advance

Aug 13, 2010 | Kingston 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity...

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1GB seen as 512Mb

I think you are right, you have to update your BIOS, or try to change your Kingston to Super Talent or other compatible with your motherboard ram. Good luck!

Sep 12, 2009 | Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA (MB-ALVNF6G)...

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I'm Confused about Dual-Channel, How to Activate/Enable it?

Check your user manual for the type of memory you can use. If your computer could use dual channel memory, I think it would come that way. Dual Channel is a pair of special compatable memory modules and only come in pairs. To buy two unpaired memory modules and hope to run them as Dual Channel is wishing too much. If they work, you're lucky, but most likely they will not work as dual channel.

If you are using those two different memory modules and they both work for a total of 3 GB then you can not do much better.

How many memory slots are in your Asus G1 notebook?

Jun 14, 2009 | ASUS G1 Notebook

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How format flasch disk 125 GB KINGSTON win vista

start menu>
all programs>
run>type cmd

format it by typing.if your drive is f then type in dos

format f:
if your drive is g then type
format g:
go to my computer on windows vista right click on my computer click on manage
click on disk management
right click on your disk and format it

Mar 29, 2009 | Electronics - Others

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Installed a new memory now computer won't boot up.

u just bought the wrong type of memory take the chip out of ur pc to best buy or a good computer store to help u buy the correct memory

Nov 24, 2008 | HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

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Kingston valueram 512mb

How do you mean nothing is showing up?
The fact you can get into BIOS usually means that something is right.

This board can go upto 2GB RAM

look at the kingston configurator page for info and compare it against the memory you bought (exact part numbers are a must). With Windows VIsta Ultimate you should be using 1gb Sticks not 512.

Oct 25, 2007 | ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard

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More ram for my laptop

Never, NEVER buy a computer that is going to run Vista with less than 1Gig minimum!
2 Gigs of RAM is recommended for Vista.
To check on prices and the type check some online sites that sell memory

Most laptops have a removable door or hatch on the bottom where you can access the memory very easily. The modules easily clip in or out but never use force! (RTFM)
If you take it to someone, they'd probably charge $50 for labour, plus parts and the job takes 5 minutes.

Easily do it yourself, or find a teenager who's good with computers. Son, nephew, neighbour perhaps?

Before buying any new modules, check your laptop to see how many slots you have and what type of modules are in there now.
To upgrade to 2 Gig,  you will have to buy 2 new 1Gig modules, There's a 2Gig kit (1Gigx2) listed at one site for $80.

You would remove you current memory and install the 2 new 1Gig modules. Sell your 512 or make a keychain from it.

Oct 16, 2007 | Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m Notebook

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