Kingston Dual Channel Memory Problem

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I purchase two Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 memory sticks for my P5P800 MB
based on the Kingston and ASUS web sites. Each stick works just fine
individually or together in the first two slots. As soon as I install them
in slot 1 of bank A and slot 1 of bank B (Dual Channel Mode) the system
becomes unstable. WinXP will run for various lengths of time and then hang.
ZipZoomFly has a rather stiff restocking fee of 15% and the Kingston CSR
indicated the net increase in speed by going dual channel is very minor.
Does anybody out there know what is the actual difference? I would like to
believe the Kingston CSR and just keep what I got but...I'm losing the
faith.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    What brand is the chip on the Kingston modules?
    I had serious problem with KVR modules with Mosel chips on them. If you use
    dual-channel, the have to be identical!

    If you don't get furter contact Kingston on there website. Support is really
    good!

    HTH

    Driekes
    "Ken" <krlorenz@comcast.net> schreef in bericht
    news:G7OdnW-p8JlOg5_fRVn-pQ@comcast.com...
    >I purchase two Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 memory sticks for my P5P800 MB
    >based on the Kingston and ASUS web sites. Each stick works just fine
    >individually or together in the first two slots. As soon as I install them
    >in slot 1 of bank A and slot 1 of bank B (Dual Channel Mode) the system
    >becomes unstable. WinXP will run for various lengths of time and then
    >hang. ZipZoomFly has a rather stiff restocking fee of 15% and the Kingston
    >CSR indicated the net increase in speed by going dual channel is very
    >minor. Does anybody out there know what is the actual difference? I would
    >like to believe the Kingston CSR and just keep what I got but...I'm losing
    >the faith.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    The chips say Samsung. I called Kingston again and they finally agreed send
    me a matched set of sticks in return for the ones I purchased @ ZipZoomFly -
    no charge!! They do have excellent support.


    "Driekes" <biker_driekes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:42028dba$0$28990$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
    > What brand is the chip on the Kingston modules?
    > I had serious problem with KVR modules with Mosel chips on them. If you
    > use dual-channel, the have to be identical!
    >
    > If you don't get furter contact Kingston on there website. Support is
    > really good!
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Driekes
    > "Ken" <krlorenz@comcast.net> schreef in bericht
    > news:G7OdnW-p8JlOg5_fRVn-pQ@comcast.com...
    >>I purchase two Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 memory sticks for my P5P800 MB
    >>based on the Kingston and ASUS web sites. Each stick works just fine
    >>individually or together in the first two slots. As soon as I install
    >>them in slot 1 of bank A and slot 1 of bank B (Dual Channel Mode) the
    >>system becomes unstable. WinXP will run for various lengths of time and
    >>then hang. ZipZoomFly has a rather stiff restocking fee of 15% and the
    >>Kingston CSR indicated the net increase in speed by going dual channel is
    >>very minor. Does anybody out there know what is the actual difference? I
    >>would like to believe the Kingston CSR and just keep what I got but...I'm
    >>losing the faith.
    >>
    >
    >
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