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#1 millipede

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

I'm working on my friend's wife's laptop for her and I've decided they could use some memory. They're running vista with 1GB at the moment and it's easily using 60% of the memory without me running much if anything. Anyway... Just talked to my friend, he'll check with his wife but he seemed to think they'd want to get some memory for it. I should know by tomorrow.
So, I started looking around. You sure can find a lot of prices. He's like me and doesn't like to spend a lot of money on things so the more we can save the better. I started thinking about Amazon.com since my wife already has an account on there... I believe I have a newegg account but it's been a few years... I can find stuff cheaper on amazon than newegg... But while I was looking I decided to sort things by rating as I REALLY didn't know about trusting some things... like a 1gig stick for $4 with no customer rating... yeah, I'm not sure about that one.
Anyway... I want to make sure I get something that wont be junk, from a reliable place and at the same time be as cheap as possible...
So I'm just curios... would you buy ram from amazon? would you stick to something like newegg? Does it matter to you?
I saw on amazon prices ranging from $20-30 for a 2gig stick, some might have been cheaper but that was average, and newegg has them starting at $25.99.

Anyway...... I figured it wouldn't hurt to get an opinion or three before I buy something.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

For trust and customer service and satisfaction I've used http://www.4allmemory.com/ for over 10 years and never been disappointed.

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#3 millipede

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks...
After looking, the price is a little higher $34.99 but what I don't understand is that for each size and speed there's only one choice and they don't even mention name brands.

I know you get what you pay for(most of the time) but I might have to be cheaper than that.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:23 AM

Older memory are usually more expensive then the latest ram which is DDR3. In my opinion, Kingston seems to be pretty reliable for ram.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:13 AM

<<So I'm just curios... would you buy ram from amazon? would you stick to something like newegg? Does it matter to you?>>

I do/did. I purchase RAM from Newegg only when I'm purchasing something else there. The vendor doesn't really matter a great deal, IME, as long as I get the proper memory for the motherboard. I've purchased RAM from maybe 5 or 6 different vendors and they were all "no problem" purchases.

You can use the Crucial.com or any other memory site with a configurator...to ensure that you get the proper memory for the system/motherboard. You can then track that RAM down, based on price...at other reliable vendors.

Some things to be aware of:

a. There are various types of DDR...DDR, DDR2, DD$3...and they are not compatible.

b. There are various types of RAM (high-density, low-density) which will not work in every system. That's one of the reasons it's considered a good idea to go with a vendor who allows return and guarantees that the RAM module will work in the identified board/system.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

Thanks. I had run a scan at crucial.com and found it was DDR2 PC2-5300 and it told me just how much I could put in... so that was helpful.
Anyway, thanks for your thoughts.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

I buy 95% of my parts from newegg, with an occasional jump over to tigerdirect.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:45 PM

Newegg, Tiger Direct, Amazon, My local PC Shop, Best Buy, & Walmart.


Yes I purchase parts from Wally World, namely keyboards and mice.

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