Is Ebay RAM any good?

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Is Ebay RAM any good?

Post by G-force » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:08 pm

I'm looking at buying two sticks of 1 GB DDR RAM, and I'm wondering if the cheap stuff listed on ebay is any good.

I dont overclock or anything like that, and even the cheapest stuff listed says it comes with a warranty. Thought I'd check before buying though.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:00 pm

My dad bought a 32MB stick of PC133 RAM on eBay for $1 and it worked fine. All our new RAM though has been through Crucial or Fry's.

If there's a warranty, I say go for it.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:21 pm

Make sure the ram has a good processing speed. As 1GB can sometimes "run" faster then 2GB.
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Post by Skyone » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:45 pm

HotDog-Cart wrote:Make sure the ram has a good processing speed. As 1GB can sometimes "run" faster then 2GB.
Of course; but 2GB of RAM always means more processes running.

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Post by bacteria » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:41 am

Yes, fine; no mechanical parts after all in RAM; only the contacts can wear. Old RAM is cheap.
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Post by Kurt_ » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:48 am

Un-necessary, I know, but it still must b said:

Be careful with it. I know a guy who got RAM off eBay a while ago and was so excited to get it. As he put it in, he looked at it funny and it died.

(Well, he touched it funny)
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Post by bacteria » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:26 pm

I have bought old RAM modules for two of the computers at home (old ones, not my newer ones), work perfectly fine.
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Post by jackfb13 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:56 pm

Kurt_ wrote:Well, he touched it funny
Ummm...
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Post by bacteria » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:23 am

jackfb13 wrote:
Kurt_ wrote:Well, he touched it funny
Ummm...
I thought the full sentence had greater innuendo: "As he put it in, he looked at it funny and it died."

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