RE: Does Dell Technical Support Know Anything About Their Computers?
I unfortunately didn't try the crucial stick on its own. I should have. It's been 2 days stable with the visiontek ram stick though and performance has been very good.
I don't know if it made a difference, but the crucial stick had ram chips on both sides of the stick (I think this is dual bank/double-sided) . The visiontek and dell(samsung) stick are both single-sided. All 3 had the same specifications performance wise though DDR 2400MHz CL17
Honestly 99% of the problem and aggravation has been the Dell tech support.
I do still have a minor problem, the front usb ports that are with the card reader have input lag when I plug in my wireless mouse and keyboard. They are fine when I plug them into the ports on the back. I think I'll go about figuring this problem out by myself without Dell lol. Starting with just reinstalling the drivers.
The only positive thing I can say out of all this is if this PC does continue to operate good, I got a fantastic deal from Dell on the black Friday in July sale. Ryzen 1700X and RX570 w/ 16GB Ram for $800. You can't built it yourself for near that cost.