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How not to order RAM

So, back in June or so, IĀ ordered four sticks of 2GBs of RAM for my main workstation, DDR2 PC6400. Couldn't wait to get them right? So, a month goes by and they finally come in. Now, the board IĀ have right now is a Supermicro X6DVL-EG2 which accepts ECCĀ RAM. IĀ thought my current RAM was non-ECC so I said fuck it and ordered non-ECCĀ RAM. Wrong. RAMĀ came in, tried it, motherboard beeped at me. Fuck. So IĀ sent it back out east for a refund (to Newegg). A week or two goes by until I get the refund so I go ahead and order DDR2 PC6400 RAM. Though, when IĀ remember installing the last sticks of RAM, IĀ remember reading "DDR2 400MHZ ECCĀ ONLY" on my motherboard. Ahh, fuck it. New RAMĀ comes in and, oh, surprise! It doesn't work!Ā 


So, now I'm sending it back to Newegg for the second time but IĀ have to pay for shipping ($20) to get a refund. Turns out, the right RAM (PC3200 ECC) is $45 per stick, when the PC6400 ECC was $30. IĀ found a cheaper price on eBay so woohoo. Next time, I'll be more careful.