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    EPIA M10000 users: which brand of memory are you using?

    I'm trying to get an idea of which brands are compatible with the mobo and are long-lasting... please post if you have had problems with any other brand of memory, too. thanks!
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    The only thing I have ever been told is to stay away from OEM stuff. Not only are the chips mismatched often, they are also usually chips that dont pass the tests and are sold to these "OEM" companies. OEM memory, unlike how it sounds, is NOT used OEM by computer companies. It is simply called OEM, and it is known for causing lockups, instability, and other issues. Stick with Micron, Kingston, Crutial, or any other name brand that offers lifetime warrranty. I am currently using a lesser known company called Kreton, and I am having great luck with it as well. It was $68 for a 512mb stick of pc3200 which works flawlessly in my M.

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    I always use Crucial, free shipping, lifetime warranty, and no need to worry about compatibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer
    It was $68 for a 512mb stick of pc3200 which works flawlessly in my M.

    --------Jeff
    I thought PC2100 was required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afr0puff
    I thought PC2100 was required?
    Tell that to my "M" It works great. I just got it because it was on sale, and I have another machine that would have taken it if my M didnt. It wont recognise or take advantage of the 400mhz, but it will run normally on it.
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    kingstone or crucial, no problem so far. tried both of them on m10000. I think my mobo died, but memory works fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by afr0puff
    I thought PC2100 was required?

    The memory has to be at least PC2100, if you use a faster memory, it will just run slower than it's maximum speed. I use a stick of generic 256 pc2100 and it works great,

    in fact I have always used OEM stuff, and never had a problem with memory.
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    alright sweet information guys!

    check out this deal guys... straight from kingston, $49 for 512mb DDR pc2100

    http://www.shop.kingston.com/0104kvr...?sls=shop_spcl
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    I have generic.

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    I just use generic. The problem with generic, though, IMHO, is everybody tries to blame it for a host of problems.

    When I first got me M10000 board from logicsupply, it was DOA. They first tried to blame my generic memory stick: "Epia boards are very picky about their memory." After I proved it wasn't the memory, they took back their DOA board and found that the real culprit was the Morex PS.

    Moral of the story: generic will work fine, but if you have any problems, it may come back to haunt you, even if unjustifiably so.
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