Well, its a possiblity thats its a motherboard issue... But when I saw that ram on newegg tonight and I saw PQI some red flags went off in my head. Seems like an El' Cheapo company. I mean 70 bucks for 1 gig dual channel kit? Even before 20 bucks mail in rebate... 90 bucks for dual channel kit?
Id shoot for about 100-120 for 1 gig (single stick or dual channel)
Im also going to stick with the following companys as I have either seen nothing but good things from them or Ive heard nothing but good things from them.
Samsung - Cmon.. they make all of the ram for just about 80% or more video cards that you have in your comp.
Patriot - Heard some mixed feelings on them, Havent seen any flames and ashes though
Sorry if I missed any on the list, just naming them as I recall them. I read someone with the MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4 Platinum swear to stay away from buying KingMax ram though. Most other ram companys you wont hear alot about for a reason... They are bottom of the barrel and are looking to make a quick buck. Chances are youll see a few of them fall of the scope once they have either asorbed the money they wanted, or once they go bankrupt from having nothing of value to offer.
I personally am merely running Elixir brand ram and Corsair Value Select in this system. Athlough they arent top performers by any means, they are stable and I have had ZERO problems with them running Dual Channel together (2x512) on my MSI K7N2-Delta nForce2 mobo. And im a gamer. So it will be intresting to see the performance diffrence between these "Value" type rams and decent ram (2.5-3-3-6 and better)