07-16-2009 02:22 AM
I'd recommend you another try but without the 1 Gig stick. just leave your new 2 Gig Kingston
and start the computer and then you'll know if the problem is in the new RAM or is just some kind of
incompatibility. If it works fine you'd better buy another 2 Gig stick and enjoy your Vista with full power ))
07-16-2009 09:00 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but that's one of the things I tried first.
Just a question for anyone out there using a Kingston (or any RAM for the matter) 2GB module, does your module have 8 chips per side? Is this a standard for every RAM?
I have only 4 chips per side and I'm starting to believe that I was sold the wrong RAM. It's strange, however, because the RAM serial sticker matches up to the 2GB RAM that I want.
07-16-2009 09:45 PM
The number of ram chips depend on when it is built... but most of the Kingston value ram have 8 chips per side, if you get the more expensive and later one then it should be 4 chips per side.
where did you get the ram? if it is from ebay there are reports of fake ram, with wrong stickers...
07-17-2009 12:21 AM
I looked at a picture of the actual RAM (on newegg with matching serial number) and the picture has 8 chips on one side.
And I did buy this off eBay, but at least I have the option to return it. I emailed the seller and he said that he bought this from Best Buy originally. So, I don't know what the deal is, but I'll just probably end up returning it to the seller.
I was also considering potentially trying to RMA the stick to Kingston, but I doubt that's possible.