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What specifications define the ram a good ram?
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"Good" is one of those widely subjective terms, so it'll be difficult to give you an answer. One possible definition is functional and cheap. In this community, good would more likely refer to RAM being able to run at high frequencies with tight timings (essentially very quick responses to commands). When considering high quality RAM, the ICs (integrated circuits) used on the RAM are the main determining factor of the quality (not all ICs are equal and not even all ICs of the same type are quite equal).

For me personally, good RAM is the least expensive product that has the specifications and performance I'm looking for. There are some great RAMs out there that can reach 330 MHz, and that comes with a high price tag. If I'm looking to overclock to 250 MHz, spending a load of money on 330 MHz RAM is not a good purchase.

Hopefully those general comments are helpful. If you have more specific questions, please post them, and we'll get you some more solid answers.
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