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Buying Used Memory!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JMT74, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. JMT74

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    Hi, I was just wondering what your opinion's are about using used memory. I wanna get more RAM for my Dell Dimension 8250. I have 250 meg in it and I want more.
     
  2. kronus

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    I've done it several times, never had a problem. Just try not to pay too much in case something doesn't work. Bought some pc133 from ebay for $15 per stick.
     
  3. JMT74

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    Lucky you that your memory is so cheap. I need pc1066 and I need to install in pairs so another 250 meg is around a $100. Sux bigtime lol



     
  4. dustyjay

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    Buying used ram is not always the way to go (seldom actuall). Unless you buy from a reputable source that gives you a good return policy, you will probably be better off buying new ram.
     
  5. JMT74

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    I am kinda confused on something. If memory that is used works. Then isn't it like being new because isn't memory, memory? LOL get what I am getting at. Memory is just there. Not sure exactly how to word that.




     
  6. GripS

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    amen. But in the case of RD ram. I can understand wanting to buy it used. Sooo expensive. My old intel machine uses the beta of ram(remember beta vs. vhs?). If the seller has a good rating it should be a safe bet to go with it. Aside from that i'm pretty sure it's not known for overclockability so your pretty safe with it not being abused.
     
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