Kingston Value: 256meg PC2700 DDR $20 after $20 MIR

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  1. SJetski71

    SJetski71 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The one kicker is shipping, its free with a >$50 order but otherwise you're paying. If you're only purchasing one stick then i recommend you pick it up in-store. In-store pick-up may be the better option as you get to inspect the ram chips onboard. Kingston Value seems to have carried every good memory chip known to man :) You just need to visually inspect them to know 4sure.

    Deal linky http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/prodBlock.jsp?prodBlockOID=537039720

    Search for the Kingston rebate here since OM is anal about hotlinking it directly. Deal expires Nov 6th.
     
  2. wipeout833

    wipeout833 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Nice deal, going to pick some up tommorrow.
     
  3. aznjosh

    aznjosh n00b

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    ohhh nice, coulda used this a month ago =/
     
  4. SEALTeamSix

    SEALTeamSix 2[H]4U

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    Do you think this will hit PC3200 speeds? If so, it looks pretty tasty to me... actually, it's pretty hot just like it is...

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  5. Mok

    Mok Limp Gawd

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    Certainly seems like the cheapest for RAM in a while, even though it is only 256. I've got some machines that could use a couple sticks, I'm in. Heading to my local officemax today.

    Darn these Hard-Forums and Hot-Deals, burning a hole in my wallet I tell ya!
     
  6. SJetski71

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    Not only will many of them hit pc3200 speeds, but plenty of people in the fairly-recent past have found Winbond bh-5, bh-6, good samsung, 5ns hynix etc etc onboard. Try to hit 2 different stores and inspect all the packages. If you're unsure then ask OM to hold a couple of interesting ones for you, then come to our memory forum and post any questions you might have ;)

    If you end up asking them to hold it temporarily, make sure you write down the etchings and symbols on the chips. I think kingston has a data sheet that shows what the etchings stand for, and also tell you what chips are onboard (i saw this data sheet a couple of weeks ago). I'll try to find it now (@ [H] or OC forums).

    Edit: come to think of it, i need to do some shopping today, maybe i'll stop down. If i see some killer sticks i'll have to pick some up...
     
  7. SEALTeamSix

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    I'd love to see how to tell which type I'm getting - this is really hot if it's BH5. I've heard all about the differences, but never bothered looking up how to tell.

    edit: Google is great... How to Identify , and a lists of sites with type identified.

    -SEAL
     
  8. SJetski71

    SJetski71 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The bh5 would probably be the rarest but don't fogrget that bh6 and some samsungs are almost as good...and for $20 to boot ;)

    looking for that data sheet now
     
  9. SJetski71

    SJetski71 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've hit the kingston value motherload: http://www.valueram.com/

    its all there, i'll edit this post if i find good specifics

    Edit: Hmm, that may not be the info i saw. I may be mistaken but i think the data sheet was located within kingston.com and not valueram.com. Still investigating since i'd also like some cheap high powered memory
     
  10. SEALTeamSix

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    Truth?

    -SEAL
     
  11. SJetski71

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    that is similar to what i saw at kingston..meaning the bh5 was labeled "A" etc etc. But the data sheet i saw had more ram types than winbond. And i think it was kingston value-specific
     
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    i can't find that darn link that lists all the chips value-ram uses, all i know is that i saw that link here @ [H] and it linked to either kingston or valueram.com. hmmm
     
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    Well, you can't see the chip markings through the box, and they won't let you open the box (or do it for you). Shitty shitty shitty OfficeMax. Oh well - we could just buy it and return it if they aren't what we want.

    -SEAL
     
  15. SJetski71

    SJetski71 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    son of a gun when did they change the packaging, are they all like that or just the kvr pc2700?
     
  16. SEALTeamSix

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    It was some Kingston that I was looking at... it was the only 256mb stick they had. They had it in a locked plastic box, and the memory modules were covered with a sticker.

    -SEAL