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Solved: Is this RAM the same?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aceofharts414, Jan 19, 2009.

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  1. aceofharts414

    aceofharts414 Thread Starter

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    Hi want to upgrade my RAM from 2x512Mb cards to 2x 1GB, to run a high performance software program. 2GB was the max my motherboard can hold according to the system scan on Crucial website.

    They recommended:
    2x1GB @ £28.14 each. £59 inc deliv
    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=CT12864Z335

    found same thing (i think?) cheaper elsewhere:
    2x1GB @ £20.30 each. £52 inc deliv
    http://www.microwarehouse.co.uk/catalogue/item/CRUC013?cidp=PriceGrabber

    and an even cheaper unbranded one on play:
    2x1GB @ 16.99 each. £33.98 inc deliv
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/667/87...Mhz-184pin-DIMM/Product.html?searchtype=genre

    I want to spend as little as possible, but max out my performance. Currently the performance graph on Crucial was at about 70% and maxed out with the crucial cards.

    Is the play one the same or similar performance and would it be compatible?

    Cheers
    Anth
     
  2. BG-0

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    It is (according to specs) excactly the same performance. Also, it require the same voltage as the Crucials, so I'd say it's pretty safe to assume it's compatible. If you don't care about lifetime warranty, get the generic sticks from play.
     
  3. aceofharts414

    aceofharts414 Thread Starter

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    OK i'll probs get the ones of Play then if they are compatible. Cheers for the help
     
  4. aceofharts414

    aceofharts414 Thread Starter

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    lol! the play ones have been put up to £22.99 each! For that price I might as well get the crucial one, unless anyone knows anywhere that sells them cheaper?
     
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    I'd get the crucials ones in case they dont work they are good about taking them back
     
  6. aceofharts414

    aceofharts414 Thread Starter

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    thanks. Found a 2x1GB crucial kit on e-buyer for £48 inc deliv:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/92006/alternatives

    Can I just check that this is the same thing (again) please? Excuse my ignorance. I'm a student and want to combine cheapness with something that will run my software program well. Cheers
     
  7. BG-0

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    Yeah, it's the same thing. Take a look at the model numbers and you'll see.
     
  8. aceofharts414

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    Ye thought so. Cheers for your help
     
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