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#1 killerx525

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:32 AM

I am deciding to upgrade my laptop ram to 4GB. I usually would buy Kingston but my local computer shop sells other brands.
(Lowest to highest price) PQI, Team- $45 Kingston, G.Skill- $49 Patriot-signature- $50
These are all in AUD and those are the ones available to buy, also they are DDR2 ram. So which ram and why? I would of went off and bought the Kingston ram but decided to ask the BC which one is the best ram to buy and good value for money?

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:52 AM

Well..."best RAM" doesn't happen by brands, IMO.

Anything manufactured or assembled by humans...will have QC issues, at some time.

Specific modules might help those who want to compare your tentative choices...every RAM manufacturer offers a variety of product lines and I hardly believe that all are equal or superior...when compared to modules from a different manufacturer.

Does your laptop manufacturer...have a "preferred vendors list" for RAM?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:25 AM

Well..."best RAM" doesn't happen by brands, IMO.

Anything manufactured or assembled by humans...will have QC issues, at some time.

Specific modules might help those who want to compare your tentative choices...every RAM manufacturer offers a variety of product lines and I hardly believe that all are equal or superior...when compared to modules from a different manufacturer.

Does your laptop manufacturer...have a "preferred vendors list" for RAM?

Louis

My laptop manufacturer doesn't have any preferred vendors list for ram.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:04 PM

Well...my laptop experience is minimal...but when I purchase RAM, I am more concerned with the vendor I purchase from than the designated manufacturer.

Get what you want, you can always return it.

I'm a bottom-feeder, I see no reason to pay for "enthusiast" RAM...when I'm not an "enthusiast", in the sense meant by marketeers :).

TD, Newegg, and Crucial are my sources for RAM purchases. I'd start with them and see if they have what I need (inventories change).

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:11 PM

All those brands are good quality brands. I typically use Patriot, but I think you would be happy with any of them.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:17 AM

I'll just stick to Kingston or maybe Patriot. I've heard of PQI having ram problems. My experience with kingston ram has been good since my desktop ram is still working fine from all these years.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:28 AM

Kingston is a good reputable manufacturer. In the past, theyve only been known to make good quality, generic ram (not the performance stuff) but lately, I've seen them trying to turn that around. Ive never seen kingston go bad whether performance or not, I don't see that as a bad choice. The main reason I use Patriot in my builds, (which are all desktop) is because I like their cooling solutions on their performance ram, both they way they look and the way they cool, and they perform wonderful to boot. :D

Edited by the_patriot09, 18 November 2010 - 12:29 AM.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:31 AM

Kingston is a good reputable manufacturer. In the past, theyve only been known to make good quality, generic ram (not the performance stuff) but lately, I've seen them trying to turn that around. Ive never seen kingston go bad whether performance or not, I don't see that as a bad choice. The main reason I use Patriot in my builds, (which are all desktop) is because I like their cooling solutions on their performance ram, both they way they look and the way they cool, and they perform wonderful to boot. :D

Hmmm, my cousin bought 2 kingston ram and they still work fine. Patriot is $1 more expensive which i don't mind and laptop ram does not have cooling solutions to it which is unfortunate. Doesn't Patriot's performance is better then Kingston's performance in regarding to laptop ram?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 05:20 PM

From what ive seen, depends, in the lower end stuff like what your seeing in a store, there is likely little to no difference performance wise. You may see some in the high end department, but again, its a laptop-laptops are rarely designed for high end performance, so the ram isn't either.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:26 AM

I'll just buy Patriot ram. Product link
Do you know what are the advantages of dual channel? And can you see a difference in dual channel?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:26 PM

it does run a bit faster in dual channel then single, though if your not running any big apps you probably won't see it-but I would advise always buying memory in pairs and using it in dual channel for optimal performance.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:25 AM

The only big app i will run is photoshop.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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