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Windows 7: New RAM. Corsair or Kingston?

22 Jan 2011   #1
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
New RAM. Corsair or Kingston?

About to upgrade my second PC's ram t0 4gb.

I'm looking at:

Corsairs TWIN2X4096-6400C5C and

Kingstons KHX6400D2B1K2/4G or KHX6400D2K2/4G

2 Questions.

1.) Corsair or Kingston?
2.) Apart from a slight price difference, what is the difference between the two Kingston RAM kits. Newer model?

I'd also like to be taken in to account customer service, just in case I need to RMA it.

TIA fimble


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22 Jan 2011   #2
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't get my Kingston HyperX PC8500 to operate at 1066 unless I run my FSB at 533.

No biggie, perhaps, EXCEPT it was marketed to run at 1066 by SPD.

Customer service is sub-par to the extent that their response is, "Well, just because we said it would do that doesn't mean it will do it for you."

But, they do honor their lifetime warranty, which I use about every six months, two chips at a time. Faulty chip or not.
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22 Jan 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

IMO

Crucial for service.
Mike
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22 Jan 2011   #4
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

FFS!!

Thanks for throwing a wide ball into the mix Hoppy!!
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22 Jan 2011   #5
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
I can't get my Kingston HyperX PC8500 to operate at 1066 unless I run my FSB at 533.

No biggie, perhaps, EXCEPT it was marketed to run at 1066 by SPD.
As far as I'm aware DDR2 (Double data rate), that's right, 2 x 533 = 1066

But good move on RMA'ing it !!!
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22 Jan 2011   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
IMO

Crucial for service.
Mike
I agree. Crucial is the best for service. They are part on Micron who manufacturers the chips and Crucial builds the units.

Jim
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22 Jan 2011   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have also had bad personal experience with corsair in the past.
kingston has been rather good to me although I only use their lower end stuff.
Crucial and OCZ have been the best to me overall. Though I have heard a lot of horror stories about OCZ my personal experience with them has been good.

Anyhow given the options you have provided I would go with the kingston just on brand alone.
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22 Jan 2011   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
I can't get my Kingston HyperX PC8500 to operate at 1066 unless I run my FSB at 533.

No biggie, perhaps, EXCEPT it was marketed to run at 1066 by SPD.

Customer service is sub-par to the extent that their response is, "Well, just because we said it would do that doesn't mean it will do it for you."

But, they do honor their lifetime warranty, which I use about every six months, two chips at a time. Faulty chip or not.
DUH! DDR 1066 runs at 533 FSB thats why it is called Double Data Rate.
Also I can't believe that last line of your statement, you actually RMA good memory chips every 6 Months. You are either trolling or you are very dishonest.

Jim
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23 Jan 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
I can't get my Kingston HyperX PC8500 to operate at 1066 unless I run my FSB at 533.

No biggie, perhaps, EXCEPT it was marketed to run at 1066 by SPD.

Customer service is sub-par to the extent that their response is, "Well, just because we said it would do that doesn't mean it will do it for you."

But, they do honor their lifetime warranty, which I use about every six months, two chips at a time. Faulty chip or not.
See these posts - might answer you question and help you out.....

- https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1191297

- https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1191432

To the OP, I love Corsair and they have outstanding tech support/customer service should you need them

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
DUH! DDR 1066 runs at 533 FSB thats why it is called Double Data Rate.
Also I can't believe that last line of your statement, you actually RMA good memory chips every 6 Months. You are either trolling or you are very dishonest.

Jim
We can agree to disagree without the insults. Lets be cool
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23 Jan 2011   #10
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have never had the 'good fortune' to deal with either one. However I have done a good bit of reading on the subject and almost everyone will say that Corsair has excellent customer support.
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