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bluethumb 07-28-2008 12:27 PM

Reliability of different brands of memory
I'm in the market for a memory upgrade. I need DDR2-553. There are several brands available at nearly the same price: Axiom, PNY, Kingston, etc., etc.

Is there a consensus that any brand is consistently more or less reliable than the general herd?

farslayer 07-28-2008 02:33 PM

I've never really had any issues with RAM reliability, but I do tend to steer towards name brand memory such as: Kingston, Crucial, etc..

I usually look at the warranty info as well.. Why would I buy memory that has a 90 day or 1 year warranty when another manufacturer offers lifetime ? If you are not willing to stand behind your product with a decent warranty then why should I risk buying it ?

Warranty: Kingston offers lifetime warranty† on all memory modules, boards, and flash cards.

Terms of Limited Lifetime Warranty: Crucial warrants to the original end customer of its products specified below that its products are free from defects in material and workmanship....

There are other good manufacturers out there I only listed these two as examples.

J.W. 07-28-2008 11:40 PM

FWIW, the only problem I've ever had with RAM is when the PSU shorted out and fried pretty much everything connected to the mobo. For my own systems, I always choose Kingston

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