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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
4 weeks ago#11
bubbub01 posted...
You think buying pre-owned ram is fine?

Honestly, nah. I would NEVER buy pre-owned parts, to be honest.

Don't know how well treated they have been, and I think the tool responsible for my main hobby (my PC, obviously) deserves new parts.
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
4 weeks ago#12
At DDR3 for 16gbs $100 is a little expensive since you did not give the speeds of the sticks of RAM I am going to assume it's on the lower side so that is a little bit much.

$60-$80 would be more appropriate also cause it is used.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
4 weeks ago#13
I would never buy used RAM, that's for bloody sure... RAM is one of the easiest parts to have go bad in my experience, so why increase that risk even further by buying used stuff you don't know how it's been treated? Bad RAM can also function fine until some specific thing tries to use the bad sector(s) and crashes or something, so you may not even know you got a bad stick right up front.

Nope... for RAM, I buy new so I have warranty protection.
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User Info: Bleu_Skie

Bleu_Skie
4 weeks ago#14
I think it's fine. Always a risk buying used, but RAM should have a lower risk than any other used part.
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User Info: loader963

loader963
4 weeks ago#15
Only things I would be scared to buy used would be hdd’s without a pic of smart status, and psu’s. Other than that, you are set on eBay/amazon.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#16
I'd say the guy selling on Ebay is taking way more of a risk than you are buying his RAM. If the RAM is bad you complain to paypal and you get your money back. If the RAM is good then everything is good. That's from your end.

From his end he has to worry that the guy buying isn't going to be a dick, receive the RAM, then say it was defective or broken or that he flat out never got it, complain to Paypal, get his money back and keep the RAM. If the buyer does that, then the seller has to do everything in his power to prove that the RAM was working before it was sent and that the buyer did indeed get the RAM...and even then if he cries hard enough Paypal will probably still award it in his favor.

Why people sell on Ebay is beyond me. At least on Craigslist the guy has to lure you into a dark alley to rob you (unless you're dumb and accept Paypal as payment).
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User Info: How1e

How1e
4 weeks ago#17
It's about as safe as any other electronic. Read the seller's reviews if it's Ebay. Craigslist is never a guarantee.
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
4 weeks ago#18
mucloud posted...
Depends on:

How much
What speeds
DDR4 or DDR5
How old is it?

Did that person amp the voltage up? There would be no way to tell but usually RAM lasts forever.

If it's cheap and what you need then go for it.

Is DDR5 even a thing yet? Pretty sure DDR4 is still the latest.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#19
HeliosMagi posted...

Is DDR5 even a thing yet?

It exists for GPUs... but that's it at the moment.
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
4 weeks ago#20
arleas posted...
HeliosMagi posted...

Is DDR5 even a thing yet?

It exists for GPUs... but that's it at the moment.

GPUs use GDDR VRAM, which is different from DDR. I believe GDDR is a highly specialized RAM optimized specifically for graphics while regular DDR is more general use.
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