I purchased this memory for my self-built pc in Sep 08. I'm still new at building pc's.
Newegg doesn't seem to have that particular one anymore (design-wise) [Deactivated item]. I wanted to upgrade my ram and through my purchase history, selected and bought the same ram again a few days ago. I thought they were the same. This one:
When I got it I noticed that the design of the heatsink was different. Nevertheless, I plugged it in and my system recognized a total of 8gb ram now. Everything seemed to work. Today I suddenly got the BSOD with a line stating "pfn_list_corrupt". I looked it up and it seemed I had bad ram. I ran a memtest and got an error. I took out the new ram and ran memtest again on my old ram with no errors at 115%. Then did memtest again with old ram removed and new ram installed (4gb) and so far no errors at 150%.
On the outside of my first ram, the sticker read: 4-4-4 @ 2.1v
The second (new) ram read: 4-4-4 @ 2.2v
Is it wrong? Do they both have to be at 2.1v?
Here's a list of what was in my BIOS.
Memory [AUTO] 1.850v
Memory timing setting
xtCL (CAS Latency) Auto(5) Current Value 5
xtRCD Auto(5) 5
xtRP Auto(5) 5
xtRAS (18) 18
xCommand per clock (2T) 2T
FSB Memory Clock Mode [Auto]
Sorry for all this jumble. So currently I do not know what is wrong. I haven't done any memory overclocking yet, so everything is on auto. I hope that I got the correct ram. Should I be concerned if the voltage listed on the sticker of my ram is different?
Thank you so much and I apologize for this long question.