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who is the best ram maker?

Poll Results: who is the best ram maker?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 19% (25)
    corsair
  • 7% (9)
    ocz
  • 29% (38)
    g-skill
  • 5% (7)
    patriot
  • 18% (24)
    mushkin
  • 3% (5)
    crucial
  • 3% (5)
    a-data
  • 6% (8)
    kingston
  • 3% (5)
    geil
  • 1% (2)
    others(mention in the post)
128 Total Votes  
post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
Who is the best ram maker according to you all?

Well I dont go for brands,I buy them who offers the best within my budget,but still I have a faith towards corsair.
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post #2 of 37
+1 for Corsair, but only because I've never had problems with them or performance. When I buy Corsair it may be more expensive, but I know I'm getting some high quality RAM from them that will run at rated specs.

That's not to say there aren't other good manufacturers. Gskill is another I would recommend.
Edited by Prox - 11/4/10 at 12:25am
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post #4 of 37
I think that it can depend on the motherboard. But even then it can come down to a specific model as well.

For example: I asked what the absolute best memory is for my motherboard (the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P), and I ended up with most of my recommendations being the memory in my sig rig.
    
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post #5 of 37
BTW twin cable's

nice sig rig. Nice choice in quality hardware,
    
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post #6 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by EgoProxy View Post


My vote goes to Mushkin, never had a problem with them
     
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post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 
I know Intel rigs prefers more speed while AMD rigs prefer tighter timings.
But who is the best in all round performence?
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post #8 of 37
Intel. more expensive. buet sadly their isnta benchmark in existance where amd's top dog can keep up with intels top dog.
    
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post #9 of 37
I love GEIL but after their DDR2 RAM, I haven't really seen anything from them.

However, keep in mind that these are just RAM brands and not necessarily the maker. They just use RAM chips made by a different company and put them on a PCB. They bin the hell out of the chips to get enough chips to make better models that can do higher speeds with lower latencies.

Mushkin seems to be doing pretty well although A-Data is still pretty awesome in my book for how they handled my RMA. I sent them my RAM, they received it and shipped out my replacement the next day.

G. Skill seems to be doing pretty well also and tends to keep their prices in the affordable range.

Corsair bins pretty hard but they also charge the crap out of you.

Patriot is like GEIL. They had some top dog DDR2 RAM and then I haven't really heard anything from them sense.
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post #10 of 37
I've been blessed with not ever having ram failures, so my vote goes to the brand currently installed on my system. GSkill Baby! Plus, their cards are fashionable. :3
    
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