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Windows 7: best brand for RAM

30 Aug 2010   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY GOING FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE BRAND --these days for HOME computers pretty well all RAM comes from the same TWO factories but just have different labels and prices depending on the Factory and end supplier who is actually selling the stuff.

Just get the CHEAPEST RAM that fits the spec.

I have to disagree just a little. The RAM might be made in two or three factories, true, but there are different grades of product produced in chip foundries. Often a manufacturer will sell product that doesn't quite meet the performance criteria of their product line as "seconds". They sell it that way with the intent that it runs at a lower performance level. An example is AMD disabling bad cores in a quad and selling it as a triple or dual core. It's perfectly legit, and most companies are up front about it. The same happens with all chips, and in most cases you know what you're getting.

With RAM, let's say that the main product has timings of 7-7-7-20. The seconds could be sold with timings of 8-8-8-24, with the intent that the RAM company uses it that way. In most cases, they will be, which is why you get different performance grades in RAM. The real problem comes from counterfeiting chips by remarking them, or some unscrupulous brokers selling illegally obtained factory rejects as good product. My company bought 400 Freescale microcontrollers off shore two years ago in an emergency, and not one of those chips was even the correct chip. They had all been relabeled and sold as something else. Lesson learned, cuz we got burned.

That is why you always buy something with a good warranty. I don't mind paying a little extra for some piece of mind.

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30 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I personally like patriot it is basicly like the same as all other depending on the latency im using ddr2 at 5-5-5-12 8 gigs of this stuff my ram has the performance of ddr3 but it all depends on how you build your unit

Basicly the only difference in budget ram from better costlier name brand ram is the latency timmings pretty much but all ram is the same pick what ever strikes your fancy

It all ends up being round the same performance anyway cpu mobo ram just cause you buy the best doesn't mean it will perform the best i have seen people with low end equipment turned int fast operating speeds

All depends on your mojo or skill persay with what you using
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30 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

My opinion is also to check with your Motherboard manufacturer to make sure your purchasing Ram they list as compatible. Also buy in sets as they are binned and packaged and tested together.
Most people have their manufacturer of choice mine would be Mushkin then OCZ, but their are so many great ram makers out their it's really just a matter of doing some research and finding what preforms the best with your CPU, MB setup.
Good places to check are their overclocking Forums where they push the specs, it'll give you a good idea what to expect out of different manufacturers.In closing, stay away from budget ram, buy in matched pairs and from one of the motherboard compatibility manufacturers. Fabe
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30 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

, buy in matched pairs and from one of the motherboard compatibility manufacturers. Fabe <-------

I can agree with that I went and bought 4 gigs at a time 2 gigs sticks in each package same ram same timmings

for the love of everything all heavenly and holly dont match two different ram timmings together you'll just be disapointed the less timming will be the main one so you want to get ram at the same timmings the higher you can the better
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30 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 10 64 bit

On the Dell users forum, we generally recommend Crucial as it is guaranteed to work in Dell's Many Dell's have compatibility problems with some brands/grades of memory. It's a hit or miss and except for the Kingston "Value RAM" compatibility problems, we haven't seen any consistency. Many other brands will work, just what we have found for Dell desktops that we know will work on the users forum over the years (I've been on that forum since 2002).
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30 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

As with anything, there will be many opinions on this.

Ive had very good luck with all the G-Skill RAM I have ever had. The ones I have had all seem to be of good quality as well, and they just work.

The last 3 builds I've purchased for have been from them, including my own after a issue with my Dominators. So far, no issues with any of them.

IMHO, Corsair & Gskill are the best 2 that I look for.
(G-skill being the cheaper price-wise)

I would also stay away from the "Value" type RAM.

But, in all fairness, they are also the only 2 I have had dealing with the last couple years.
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30 Aug 2010   #17

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

I use Kingston for every computer i build, been using it for 15 years and never had a single problem with that brand.
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30 Aug 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I generally use G.Skill, Corsair or Crucial for my RAM.
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30 Aug 2010   #19

7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kirkpole View Post
i just like to ask to you guys what is the best brand for RAM is it corsair of kingston? coz i'd like to buy some ram that i can use for my gaming and some applications like photo editing and what model..hope you guys help me.. i appreciate you suggestion..peace!
The "best" memory kits for your machine are the kits your motherboard says it approves; in your case, that list would be here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

It's true that despite the dozens of memory vendors, all memory IC's come from only 10 manufactuers (Hynix, Samsung, Micron, Infineon, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Nanya, Elpida & NEC). The differences between the kits come from the after market changes various vendors make; changes that can vary from subtle to dramatic.

This is why it's really important to always refer to your motherboard's approved vendor list. Just because, for example Corsair, makes good kits, that does not mean those kits will run great on every motherboard made. For example, again using Corsair, despite being usually good kits, for reasons unknown to man they refused to work properly on DFI boards.

It would also not hurt to check your boards user forum to hear from guys actually using the kits. Without fail, collectively, guys will find out what kits runs on what board the fastest/tightest/whateverist.
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30 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

I've heard the Samsung kit are slower than a Corsair kit for exactly the same specs...i used Corsair one and actual Hynix kit dual channel DDR3.
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