OEM Vs Name Brand

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Athalonxp1800gu, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Hey I am building my first computer and was wondering if there is a MAJOR difference between OEM ram and Name Brand like Crucial etc. I am planing on using 512 megs of DDR PC2100.
    Thanks.
     
  2. jvjb1983

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    The difference is PRICE $$$ Brand Name RAM costs a fortune but the only difference is that Brand Name is guaranteed to work when you bring it home. Even though most stores give you a guarantee for a short while Anyway.
     
  3. Iceman

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    Major difference no, minor difference yes.

    what happened to your nick, couldn't think of anything more original? :confused:

    My guess is your going to use a AMD processor maybe ????

    just messing with u :D
     
  4. stuy_b

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    Good questoin as the actual manufacturers that make RAM, you could count on one hand, but you will see many companys labelling or branding the RAM.

    Generally, as long as it runs at the speed you require.. there isnt any difference.

    I've had generic RAM and branded, and HAVE NOT seen any difference. RAM is RAM, dont matter if its called Mr Pinkys RAM or unlabelled.. its the spec of the RAM thats important.
     
  5. Geffy

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    I would personally go with the branded RAM just so that you have someone to scream at if things go wrong.

    Also piece of mind of knowing where it came from (sort of)
     
  6. jvjb1983

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    Nick???

    Original Nick Hugh,
    Well that the day that I came up with it was a very long day for me.

    And I use Generic RAM myself anyway.

    Athlon XP 1800+
    ECS K7S5A
    256 MB DDR266
    15 GB Maxtor 7200
    Geforce2 MX200 (Oc'd as far as possible with coolbits)
    Sony 16x DVD-ROM
    LG 24x10x40x Writer
     
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  8. jvjb1983

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    Original Nick Hugh,
    Well that the day that I came up with it was a very long day for me.

    And I use Generic RAM myself anyway.

    Athlon XP 1800+
    ECS K7S5A
    256 MB DDR266
    15 GB Maxtor 7200
    Geforce2 MX200 (Oc'd as far as possible with coolbits)
    Sony 16x DVD-ROM
    LG 24x10x40x Writer
     
  9. stuy_b

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    ???:confused:

    *has smoke*..Hmm no still ??:confused:
     
  10. Iceman

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    wasn't referring to u, I was referring to Athalonxp1800gu. :confused:
     
  11. xsivforce

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    I agree totally jvjb1983. I think you hit the nail on the head.
     
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  13. jvjb1983

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    hey sorry accidentaly clicked new thread instead of post reply here.
     
  14. Iceman

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    dang guys and gals he hit the wrong button and posted a new thread instead of the reply button,

    he meant to post it in this thread :confused:
     
  15. jvjb1983

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    Ohh I thought you were talking to me.
     
  16. sboulema

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    OK jvjb1983

    you are forgiven ;) :)
     
  17. xsivforce

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    We know. Just havin' a little fun. No harm intended. :)
     
  18. Iceman

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    You just keep on pimpin xsivforce.

    u like my new avatar?
     
  19. xsivforce

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    Nice job Iceman. [​IMG]

    Keep an eye out for your "evil" post. ;)
     
  20. Iceman

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    oh man, thanks for reminding me almost forgot. hehehehe :D