uforik Posted October 20, 2006 Share Posted October 20, 2006 Good day... well here's my sad story. Let's get right down to it. I am a system builder, who loyally (to a fault?) has used corsair modules in almost every system I/we have built over the last 3 years. Until recently, corsair had worked for me like a champ... ...and then the great DDR2 migration began, and not only are high corsair memory prices killing my margins, but we have had such a high incompatibily/defect rate, the overhead of defects is the nail in the coffin. I can only assume that I/we are missing something when it comes to the new AM2 and Conroe system designs/configs. We are a mid/high end builder, and were greatly looking forward to a basketload of new upgraders with the release of conroe and the resulting AMD price slashing. Well, at the beginning we were excited and pleased with both availability and pricing. Great deals to be had on 1GB, and 2GB kits, good deals on 512MB and 1GB Value Select kits, life was good. As a side note, we always use Asus and/or Foxconn designed mainboards and other quality manufactured parts. Recently, we've found that the market, and the memory, has failed us with huge price jumps, poor availability, and even poorer reliability. I have a growing pile of ?defective? DDR2 (mostly corsair - i admit experimenting on the 'dark side' and tried some mushkin, ocz and kingston modules when a)corsair was not available, or b)the damned stuff just wouldn't work for me). We're experienced system builders so have gone through the gamut of troubleshooting from several mb bios revisions, voltage settings, timings, checking for bad power, checking different slots, single and dual channel, each single stick in each single slot, resetting cmos with each additional stick, experimenting with different modules for different platforms/mainboard models, the list goes on... we're thorough. Which leads me to my point... wtf is up with DDR2 memory? Prices are high, and a lot of the stuff seems to be el crapola right out of the package. If the mighty corsair could save this customer from the jaws of crucial... it would be a good gain for the cause... best. stone. I write this as I work late afterhours, trying to get 2 systems up and running which either won't post with either stick of the kit... and none with 2 sticks. One stick in every package... 7 in total (4-1GB XMS2 Twin2X and 3-2GB XMS2 Twin2X), over $1000 in RAM... for the small business man... tough haul. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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