Hello, I have just recently bought ram online, this is the ram i got
(i got it at a good deal at $75)
I want to test it out when i get it. But the only 64 bit desktop that i could test it on is an older ACER pc that has windows 7 home edition, and it has this motherboard Acer Aspire X1420G
I just want to test the ram to make sure its not DOA, would it be possible? I am not sure if it could handle 2400 mhz but even if it cant, could i safely run it and test to make sure that it works on the pc without damaging anything?
the CPU is an AMD Athlon II X4 645
If for whatever reason that I cant, what would be a good way to test the RAM so if i get a DOA as soon as i get it, then I can return it with no problems?
Main reason im asking is I am building a computer and I still need to get the CPU which i plan on getting the i7 4790k, and a good graphics card, but when they go on sale so i can stay at a decently budget price, I also need to get a good motherboard, if you guys can come up with suggestions on that, please let me know, my budget for a motherboard is around $100 - $150, if its a lil more over budget but very superior then i may choose that as well.
I already have the tower case, which is a full sized tower, 500 GB SSD, and a 1 TB hard drive for backup.
I also bought a ground hand strap so i dont possibly fry any circuits