HOWEVER, he said I could still use the ram, its just that it would run the PC3200 RAM at a 2700 speed. Thinking that I might possibly upgrade my motherboard in the future, and it would be nice to not have to upgrade RAM in the future also, I went ahead and ordered the PC3200 RAM from newegg.com.
So, I wait a few days and it comes in the mail. I pop the RAM in, and everything runs fine. Planetside (an online game) ran great, with GREATLY improved performance. However, every few minutes, the screen would flicker once, as if it was turned off and on for a split second. So I continued playing my game for about 2 and a half hours, and right as I was attacking a base (in game), the screen flickered again, but this time to a black screen, with some sort of error, and white text. It said something along the lines of
We got an error, etc etc, this might have happened if you installed new hardware. If this is the first time you got this error, restart your PC. If you encounter this again, turn off Cacheting and Shadowing in BIOS (or something like that)
some more text, then
BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY, 1% (and counting)
So I restarted my computer, and it wouldn't boot past the first black screen. I turned my comp off and took out the ram...it felt a little hotter than my graphics card, but not too much. I called a representitive at MEDION PCs again, and I was -SHOCKED- to hear:
It is HIGHLY not recommended to use PC3200 RAM on a Computer that runs fastest RAM at PC2700. The RAM is faster than your PC.
This got me highly, HIGHLY frustrated, knowing someone told me it was alright to go ahead and buy it before.
So I waited a bit, and here I am now. The RAM is still in...my computer started up alright. It hasn't flickered so har, but then again, I'm not actively playing my game like before. I don't want it to crash again. Can someone help me?