Most reliable memory brands

Discussion in 'Memory' started by Mayseffect, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. JammieR

    JammieR n00bie

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    I cant help it, i cant change my mother board. can i?
     
  2. rec0d3

    rec0d3 Limp Gawd

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    G Skill and Corsair have never failed me. I love my ripjaws ram.
     
  3. viper_0307

    viper_0307 [H]Lite

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    GSkill since 2009 without any issue.

    Crucial from time to time now, had one or two sticks that gone bad. It used to be my preferred brand. I still get a set from time to time.

    YMMV
     
  4. Bradley01

    Bradley01 n00bie

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    I use to like this person.
     
  5. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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  6. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    G.Skill Ripjaws & Corsair Vengeance get my vote.
     
  7. Pandur

    Pandur Limp Gawd

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    I'm using G.Skill and Crucial memory these days. But I've had mostly good experiences with Corsair and Kingston too.
     
  8. Brian_B

    Brian_B Gawd

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    In my limited experience --

    RAM is the mostly likely component to have a DOA problem. I've had to DOA RMA more sticks of RAM, of various brand names, than any other component (motherboard comes in a not-too distant second place).

    Usually, if the stick makes it out past the first 30 days, it's good for nearly ever. I have had RAM go bad years in, but it's almost always paired with the motherboard went bad too, or the PSU fried and took out a bunch of other stuff along with it.

    That being said, when I'm looking for RAM - I look for the timings/voltage/speed that I want, I look for lifetime warranty, and then I look for lowest price (and because sometimes it matters, I look at how it will match the build if there's a window in the case). Lately that's usually been GSkill, but I have a good deal of Kingston as well. My current main rig is running Crucial though.
     
  9. Gulvan

    Gulvan n00bie

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    Gskill is the best memory ATM IMO, my ddr3 has been going strong for 5years.
     
  10. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    From work experience (hundreds of machines over 2 decades) I find that memory usually works till you retire it. Expect that a few percent will be DOA. Although at work we don't overclock memory.
     
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  11. rive22

    rive22 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah I'm not into overclocking memory. Corrupt files are no joke and performance gains are minimal past the sweet spot anyway.