I built a computer for a friend and purchased this kit from Newegg. I received everything, put everything together, installed Windows and noticed I was receiving errors. I then ran Orthos stress test and found that it would error out after 5 minutes of testing.
I knew it. Bad memory. I went ahead and initiated an RMA with Newegg. I hoped it was just a bad batch. I received my second pair back and it lasted roughly 24 hours while stress testing with Orthos only for me to come back to a screen indicating a system file was missing – clear indication of memory problems.
I gave up and ordered my trusty ole reliable Crucial non-Ballistix as those are just as plagued with problems as this Mushkin kit.
So, if you’re going to buy value ram, don’t buy this Mushkin kit!