I recently discovered that one of my Crucial Ballistix memory sticks has gone bad. Originally, I had 4x1GB setup but am now running 3x1GB. I bought the memory stick years ago so they stopped selling that exact model.
What are your suggestions? I read something about not mixing and matching memory. I'd like to get back to 4GB of RAM. Below are my specs:
No. I would purchase another brand with the same configuration. If your ram is single sided (all chips on one side only) and (for example) 64x256 then I would look for similar ram on pricewatch or even newegg. Also consider sending your old ram in for an rma to crucial. It won't take long to fill out the rma form online. The worst they can say is no within 24 hours.
I RMA's the stick but Crucial is sending me a replacement part that has different voltage then my other three sticks. The voltage on my current memory is 2.2V. The replace stick they are sending me is 2.0V. Is it okay to have 1 stick with 2.0V and 3 others with 2.2V? The timings, speed, etc. should be exactly the same.