brands can often cause problems
no-brand RAM can be especially prone to failure if the processor
has been overclocked to a faster speed than its designated speed
by increasing the system bus, from a default of, say, 100MHz to
112MHz, if the 112MHz setting is supported by the motherboard
but probably not by the RAM. The cheap RAM will probably not be
able to handle the increase and cause Fatal Exception and
Page Fault failures.
motherboard's newsgroup will also contain postings about
troublesome brands, or anomalies, such as having 64MB of RAM working
perfectly well and 128MB, as two by 64MB modules, refusing to
of the PC's purchased during the last three years should be able
to cache as much RAM as you are likely to install.
make sure that it is of the right type (DDR/SDRAM/, buffered/unbuffered,
error-checking code (ECC) RAM, etc.), and check the motherboard's
website for compatibility issues. The specifications will
be listed in the motherboard's manual.
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