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Performance on cheap ebay RAM vs brand manufacturers

Posted on 2018-01-13
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Last Modified: 2018-01-15
I was wondering if there is anyone here with experience or benchmark results on the performance of cheap ebay RAM vs brand manufacturers? What is the difference, if any?
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There's no such thing as "cheap ebay RAM" - at least, there hasn't been for the last ten years or so since DDR1 came about.  Sloppy tolerances no longer work in modern systems.  All the RAM on ebay was originally made by one of the big OEMs - Samsung, Elpida, Micron etc which also supply modules to the brand names such as Kingston.  Thus there's no difference between used RAM bought on ebay and that bought at retail.
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by:John Hurst
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Just check that the vendor allows returns if the memory is dead on arrival.  But otherwise  and as per above, it should work fine.
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itnifi - may i ask why this question?  do you have problems with ram ?
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nobus: No. As a consumer, knowing if there is any caveats to buying RAM that is a whole lot cheaper is of interest to me.
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by:John Hurst
Thanks for the update.

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