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Which brands of RAM is good, which are bad?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Thirties, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Viper16

    Viper16

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    Crucial
    G.Skill
    Corsair
    Patriot

    its not necessarily about cost, but rather the speed of the ram. you would want a faster ram if you have a slower cpu...it will help with your performance.


    Have you tried newegg.com for better deals? years ago tigerdirect use to be more expensive than other online retailers.
     


  2. ND40oz

    ND40oz

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  3. Ended up with PNY. Called Tiger because that's where I bought the computer a few yrs ago, and they had the exact specs on replacement memory. Also picked up two 2-gig thumb drives for $10 each.

    Thanks.

    ps, yes, my links are for desktop. That's why I felt comfortable ordering from Tiger. Got the right thing.
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    I've used PNY before, and I don't recall it being an issue(someone else bought it)

    Being a creature of habit, and sticking w/ what I know works well, I use Kingston or Crucial. Never had a prob w/ either.

    IGF
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    I'm guessing that was a very very long time ago(like over 10).. I've used Tiger Direct for a long time, and never felt like I paid them excessively compared to other retailers. Maybe a few bucks here and there... most the time though, prices were extremely similar. Main reason I like Tiger, their big shipping place is in Illinois, I pay for 5-7 day shipping, if I order before Noon, I have it the next day around 3:00. :)

    Newegg, and this is not a complaint by any stretch, I always wait the full 5-7 days. i'd have a problem if they told me 5-7 days, and it was 3 weeks, but they've always met their delivery time w/ me.. I just prefer TD because its quite a bit faster(for me)..

    :)

    IGF
     
  6. Thanks for your comments. I'm never worries about a few days more or less. I have had straightforward dealings with all three companies mentioned. i needed to know I was getting the correct memory, and Tiger had my sales detains from when I first bought that computer and extra memory at the time.
     
  7. I have been using Crucial for my PC upgrades and find it flawless!
     

  8. Tiger has been getting poor marks for data security as of late. Check GT for other posts discussing that topic!

    :steamed: :wow: :whistling: :dunno:
     
  9. Razrbk444

    Razrbk444 Sumthin' Witty Silver Member

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  10. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Try A-Data. They're a little cheaper than Crucial, OCZ, Patriot or Corsair. I have tons of their memory in various workstations and it's been flawless.

    Oddly, I use Kingston, considered a budget brand, in my servers and have never had a problem.

    If you're ordering on-line, read the reviews. Yes, you'll have to filter out the fanboys, whiners and nitpickers, but most reviews are valuable.

    Stick with the major brands and you'll be fine.

    Good luck, mi amigo.
     
  11. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    I don't think I've ever heard of Kingston being a budget brand... hmm.

    Regardless, if it works, it works, and thats all that matters to me. I've used it many times w/o issue.

    IGF