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Which brand makes the most reliable RAM?

#1Dirk85UKPosted 8/30/2014 8:54:47 AM
Which brand makes the most reliable RAM? - Results (86 votes)
Corsair
38.37% (33 votes)
33
Crucial
11.63% (10 votes)
10
Kingston
18.6% (16 votes)
16
GeIL
0% (0 votes)
0
G.Skill
24.42% (21 votes)
21
Patriot
3.49% (3 votes)
3
Other.
3.49% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
Which brand makes the most reliable RAM?
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#2returnofbeansPosted 8/30/2014 8:57:05 AM
between the span of 7 years i have only used 1 pair of corsair (ddr2) and 1 pair of g.skill (ddr2 that i'm on now).

neither have failed on me and only reason i switched was because it was time to update.
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#3A_THIZZIN_T_REXPosted 8/30/2014 8:59:36 AM(edited)
voted kingston, but g.skill's up there for me (and it's what i'm using)
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#4HighOnPhazonPosted 8/30/2014 9:00:47 AM
Patriot
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#5Dark ElfPosted 8/30/2014 9:02:43 AM
Kingston easily has the best reputation (excellent customer service too). However, they don't market products that are particularly exciting.

As for actual chip manufacturers, Micron/Crucial and Samsung are leading names.
#6PhilOnDezPosted 8/30/2014 9:04:48 AM(edited)
Literally none of those companies make ram. There's Samsung, Elpida, Micron, and Hynix. Every stick of ram you've ever bought was manufactured by one of those companies and was relabeled by another company unless you bought some of Samsung's in which case they sold their own.
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#7Dark ElfPosted 8/30/2014 9:09:53 AM
PhilOnDez posted...
Literally none of those companies make ram. There's Samsung, Elpida, Micron, and Hynix. Every stick of ram you've ever bought was manufactured by one of those companies and was relabeled by another company unless you bought some of Samsung's in which case they sold their own.


Well, Crucial is a Micron brand. Otherwise, I would agree.
#8DC07301981Posted 8/30/2014 12:19:52 PM
I've used Crucial and Kingston and never had a problem with them, even after years of use.
#9sefsefsefsefPosted 8/30/2014 12:33:50 PM
PhilOnDez posted...
Literally none of those companies make ram. There's Samsung, Elpida, Micron, and Hynix. Every stick of ram you've ever bought was manufactured by one of those companies and was relabeled by another company unless you bought some of Samsung's in which case they sold their own.


Those companies don't manufacture sticks of DRAM, they only make the DRAM chips. Companies like G.Skill buy DRAM chips from companies like Micron, and then build the sticks of RAM out of their own circuit boards and the commodity DRAM chips.
#10LordSeiferPosted 8/30/2014 12:36:43 PM
ive never had any ram fail
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