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Windows 7: New RAM. Corsair or Kingston?

23 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'd use either Crucial or Patriot. That's just me though.

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26 Jan 2011   #12

windows 7 ultimate

Well, after much deliberation, e-mails and spec. sheets. I made a decision (toss of a coin, best of three) and the Corsair is on order.

Is it a good idea to put them through some Memtest86+ tests as soon as they arrive?
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26 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Yes, it is a good idea to test for some errors, if there are errors on Memtest86+, then you could RMA the modules and get new ones
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26 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
Is it a good idea to put them through some Memtest86+ tests as soon as they arrive?
NO. I've never tested my RAM unless I ran into problems.
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26 Jan 2011   #15

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

I always test my RAM. I've had too many experiences where I spent a day trying to pin a BSOD on a driver problem, only to later find out it was defective or incompatible RAM.
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26 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I've never tested my RAM when I got it. I only test it when I suspect that I have a problem.

At the 1066Mhz ram thing above, is right with would need a 533FSB. My Corsair DDR2-800 RAM needs me to run a 400FSB or below. Anything over that and it just locks up.

My RAM of choice is usually Corsair or G.Skill. Neither have ever let me down.
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26 Jan 2011   #17

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I prefer Corsair over Kingston every time. However with my next build I'm going with Mushkin.

When I frist got into overclocking on a 939 DFI Expert board Mushkin DDR500 Redlines where the best Ram I had ever used not to mention thier forum.

They actually setup a test board with My Ram and CPU to help me find the optimal timings.

IMO you can't beat that with a stick.
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26 Jan 2011   #18

Windows 10 Pro

There is no need to memtest RAM unless you are having issues. It's a wasted time consuming step.

BTW my Corsair RAM is running at it's rated 1600MHz speed and has never ever locked up. In fact my old system with Corsair's DDR2 RAM on my Q6600 system (975 chipset) has been running at it's rated 1600MHz speed for over 2 years and it's never ever locked up.

Corsair (as well as other companies) guarantees their RAM to run at their specified speed - whether it's 1066 or 2000MHz! It's when you go above those rated speeds that issues will occur
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