I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming it was accidental, but be careful if any of you order RAM from crucial.com. I placed an order two weeks ago to upgrade the RAM on my pc. I was so happy with the purchase I went back yesterday to repeat my previous order and found that the item was on sale. BONUS! Until I just checked my credit card online and found they double-billed me for both transactions. I'm having a hell of a time getting my money back from them. If you order from them, watch your statement like a hawk. Umm...or maybe an eagle. Yeah, that.
You're better off just not buying Crucial RAM, if my recent experiences are any indication.
In November of 2007 I bought 2x1GB of PC6400 Crucial memory. In December of 2008 both sticks failed. It had a lifetime warranty but I didn't have time to wait around for the RMA, so I purchased 2x1GB of Patriot memory with similar specs, and let the Crucial memory sit on the shelf when it arrived.
In April of 2009 I built a new computer for my office at school, and used the replacement Crucial RAM in it. In February of 2010 both sticks failed. Again, I didn't have time to wait for an RMA so I bought 2x1GB of G.Skill RAM with similar specs, and put the Crucial memory away when it arrived. The worst part is I didn't even turn this computer on between the beginning of May and the end of August because I was either gone to conferences or doing field work all summer. Basically it lasted for all of 6-7 months of use.
In June of 2010 I used the replacement Crucial RAM in a computer I built to act as a file server at home. It hasn't died yet, but it won't surprise me when it does happen. Meanwhile, all of the Patriot and G.Skill RAM I have purchased in the past 5 years still works just fine.
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