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Posted: 12/10/2003 11:05:31 PM EDT
I want to slap in a 256K RAM module, but I want to know if there is a specific RAM manufacturer that I should go with because of quality? Or should I just get the cheapest module 'cuz it's all the same? I saw a pretty good price on a PNY 256MB PC133 SDRAM module(the one I need) for $30 at Best Buy. Whatcha think?
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:06:10 PM EDT
I usually use Crucial.com RAM.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:08:24 PM EDT
Parts is parts.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:10:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By urbankaos04: I want to slap in a 256K RAM module, but I want to know if there is a specific RAM manufacturer that I should go with because of quality? Or should I just get the cheapest module 'cuz it's all the same? I saw a pretty good price on a PNY 256MB PC133 SDRAM module(the one I need) for $30 at Best Buy. Whatcha think?
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That will work! [:D] [devil]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:12:35 PM EDT
Crucial and Samsung are considered the best. You will pay for it though.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:13:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gloftoe: I usually use Crucial.com RAM.
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+1 for Crucial. Great product/price. They also usually have free 2nd day shipping too.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:15:12 PM EDT
What about kingston? Are they any good?
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 12:17:57 AM EDT
This is what I have. I don't know if it's worth it, but I wanted something good. Corsair TWINX1024-3700 1GB DDR466 XMS3700 Dual-Channel Memory w/Heat Spreader TWINX matched memory pairs are specifically designed for motherboards using chip sets with dual memory channels. Current two-channel chip sets include the Nforce2 Ultra 400 from Nvidia and the D875 ("Canterwood") and D865 ("Springdale") from Intel. This memory kit consists of two 467MHz ultra-high-speed memory modules that have been tested together on a Canterwood based dual-channel motherboard. Relaxed latency settings allow this module to achieve extraordinarily high clock speeds for optimum performance in many system configurations. TWINX memory kits are designed to provide the ultimate in performance and stability in dual channel boards. DDR, XMS3700, 2x64Mx64, Non-ECC, 184 DIMM, Unbuffered, 3-4-4-8, 32Mx8 DRAMs, Matched Pair TWINX1024-3700: Two matched 512 MByte modules Dual channel testing environment 233MHz Canterwood based test setup Tested and packaged in pairs Packaged together immediately following system test Benchmarked using both Athlon and Pentium test platforms Ultra-High Bus Speed Tested at relaxed latency settings (3-4-4-8) for optimal memory bus speed Operation not recommended at low latency values Optimum Canterwood performance achieved at high bus speed and relaxed latency Plug-n-Frag Auto-Configuration Boots automatically using latency values optimized for bus speed Legendary Corsair reliability and service
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:12:13 AM EDT
Another vote for Crucial.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:24:10 AM EDT
Hmm...I've been noticing the Crucial RAM adds in my PC World magazines...but it is pricier than PNY and KINGSTON, which I've heard are decent, too. Anymore info?
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:41:57 AM EDT
definately crucial, the RAM at our bestbuy is wayyyy overpriced
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:45:04 AM EDT
you can't go wrong at either of these: [url]www.crucial.com[/url] [url]www.mushkin.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:45:36 AM EDT
PNY has worked well for me.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:48:44 AM EDT
Crucial
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 8:34:08 AM EDT
Corsair TWINX1024-3700 1GB DDR466 XMS3700 Dual-Channel Memory w/Heat Spreader
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I have a box with 48 Corsair CMX512RE-3200's (same basic thing you mentioned, except half the size and slightly slower) sitting on my desk now. Not a one of them works. That's over $6,000 worth of RAM from Corsair where every single one of them is bad. I ordered them from four different places to get 48 total since no one seems to keep that many in stock. I even tried them in four different motherboards and in a local computer store's DIMM tester. This morning I received a box of 48 Crucial CT6472Z40B (Crucial's version of the same thing) today, and the eight I've tested so far work perfectly. In the past I've had good luck with Mushkin, so in the future I'm sticking with Muskin and Crucial exclusively.z
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 9:40:07 AM EDT
Stick with Crucial. Reliable. Good customer service. Competitive prices.
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