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Old 2004-04-06, 22:05   #1
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Default Most Reliable Memory

I have learned a LOT these last few days reading this board and testing my own machine as I have been having problems with it.

It turns out that it is a memory problem and it appears MANY people have bad memory.

So...is there a particular memory manufacturer that consistently makes good memory?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 2004-04-06, 22:42   #2
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If you want reliability, Crucial is pretty much the de facto RAM manufacturer.
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Old 2004-04-06, 23:11   #3
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If you want reliability, Crucial is pretty much the de facto RAM manufacturer.
What about Kingston?

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Old 2004-04-07, 00:32   #4
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What about Kingston?

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Haven't used Kingston before, but I have used Crucial and they have come through every time.
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Old 2004-04-07, 21:32   #5
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I use Kingston ValueRAM and they work okay.
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Old 2004-04-07, 23:47   #6
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I use Kingston ValueRAM and they work okay.
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Old 2004-04-08, 23:01   #7
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Crucial is hard to beat for the money. Corsair & Mushkin will overclock better in some of the test I have seen by Anandtech. They cost a lot more too. Kingston cost a little more and can perform no better. Crucial will O/C some and remain stable. I am leary of less than top of the line RAM no matter who makes it. I have used Crucial for years and have had no problems. The other three I mentioned would probably do that too. It comes down to personal preference and experience.
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Old 2004-04-21, 13:03   #8
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Cool Good memory!

I've used CRUCIal (www.crucial.com; add /uk if in the UK) on a number of occasions, and they are excellent. You even get a 30-day guarantee after installing the RAM so that, if you're not happy, you'll get a full refund.

Note: when ordering RAM, it's best to check wether your machine already uses ECC or non-ECC RAM. The former is slower and more expensive than the latter, because it does error-code checking, which your average desktop/workstation doesn't need to do. Also, you shouldn't normally mix ECC and non-ECC. On crucial's website, one you've specified your system using the drop-down boxes, it usually returns only one example of RAM, e.g., 512K ECC. It's best to contact them and ask for all the types of RAM that will suit your machine, e.g., 256K/512K/1 GB, ECC/non-ECC, etc., then make you selection.

If you're not sure whether you currently have ECC or non-ECC RAM, you can check by looking at your BIOS (usually by interrupting the boot by pressing F2). If you have ECC RAM, then it usually says so; if not, it doesn't mention non-ECC.

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Old 2004-04-21, 16:36   #9
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yes crucial is great and overclocks well also. I have some ddr 2100+ and it does 167 fsb stable but no more I also have pc100 that does 150fsb. samsung is good too I have one stick of 2700+ @ 175fsb cas 2 I hear people running around 200 fsb but my board is only a KT 266a so that limits my fsb.
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Old 2004-04-22, 09:44   #10
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Hi Bionic_Redneck,

What does "overclocking" actually mean, taking, as an example a 2.8GHz processor?

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overclocking mean to run at a high clock rate than default. Take my computer for example stock if it would be XP 1800+(1533mhz) but I have raised fsb up from the stock 133 to 175 and cpu runs at 2011 mhz. my guess is that performace level should be equal to a xp 2600+ if you take the higher fsb into consideration
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