High Grade Ram... Low Grade Ram... Is it all JUST BS ???
I have ordered just about all the parts I need for my new 1ghz system, except the ram. I am getting a little high on my budget, but I want a good reliable system. Would low grade ram spoil my dream machine system that I'm building?
Check out this link - http://www.pcboost.com/pc133sd.html
$102 for a 256meg PC-133 chip sounds real good to me...
Thanks guys for all your help
I really do appreciate it.
P.S. I am going to get 2 256meg chips
I dont now to much about it except in benchmarks. With the system youve got dont slack up on your ram go high performance, youll need it to do good overclocking. This is mine.
Check out what this guys say about it.
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[This message has been edited by OPPAINTER (edited 11-06-2000).]
I made the mistake of building my present system, 700meg Athlon w/256m ram initially using inexpensive ram to save money. After suffering through random, spontaneous system reboots and erratic system behavior, I upgraded to 256m of Kingston ram and my system is now rock solid. Quality parts always seem to be worth the money in the long run. Sounds as if you're going to have a real"dream machine" once you get it up and running... Good luck.
Good grade memory does count.
My system is like yours except I have a T-bird 800. I tried 3 different sticks of cheap generic memory and it was very unstable. I finally bought my memory from Memory man http://www.memory-man.com/
I have the PC 133 Mosel chips, follow the links to check out the reviews. Anandtech also reviews. Selling for $135 per chip, I paid $165, lifetime guarantee and their service is great.
Buy quality ram. Some generic stuff is alright, but why risk sacrificing the enjoyment of a pricey new system to instability for a relatively small monetary savings?
I recommend Infenion. It's better than micron, but not as costly as crucial.
512mb of ram, geesh. I guess this isn't the average gaming/surfing/publishing computer, otherwise it would be a waste.
of the generic ram i have purchased so far....2 sticks turned out to be micron, one was kingston, two were hyundai, 2 were no name and the last thta i bought as name brand was xerox...
the problem with generic ram is not that it is ALL ****, but the fact that there is no guarantee that it is better quality. you could be buying kingston value, micron or "ram in a bucket". you never know what it is til you get it. if you want to ease your mind buy better quality ram, it is still very cheap right now.
A long time ago I purchased 2 Generic 128MB PC100 CAS 2 sticks with Micron 8E chips on them from Dallas Memory Int. That memory never gave me any trouble at 100MHz memory speed CAS 2 setting which it is rated for. However these are expensive for generic sticks but you do get what you pay for most of the time.
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