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Does anyone have any experience with Komputerbay ram? I'm not in the market for any, but I found them on Amazon and they're pretty cheap. Are they decent sticks?

Example:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-DDR3-14400-1800Mhz-DIMM/dp/B003PJO23Y/ref=sr_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1303773062&sr=1-14"]Amazon.com: Komputerbay 8GB 4x 2GB DDR3 PC3 14400 1800Mhz 240 Pin DIMM 1.8v 8 GB KIT - comes with Heat Spreader for extra Cooling: Computer & Accessories[/ame]

EDIT: I just noticed that this listing doesn't include timings.
Edited by returned4good - 4/25/11 at 4:15pm
post #2 of 20
I have not used it but it uses Samsung IC chips from my reading and they are pretty good. Not sure how good they would be for OCing but should run good in a system that supports the capacity/speed IMO. Similar to the way Microcenter markets RAM under there branding. Just like with any RAM you purchase running memtest on all the sticks will show if they are stable and not DOA. I know you are not purchasing them but thought this info might help you or someone else out. I have heard of just as many high end components fail as I have low end so its more luck of the dray these days it seems.
    
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Originally Posted by Rick Arter;13271032 
I have not used it but it uses Samsung IC chips from my reading and they are pretty good. Not sure how good they would be for OCing but should run good in a system that supports the capacity/speed IMO. Similar to the way Microcenter markets RAM under there branding. Just like with any RAM you purchase running memtest on all the sticks will show if they are stable and not DOA. I know you are not purchasing them but thought this info might help you or someone else out. I have heard of just as many high end components fail as I have low end so its more luck of the dray these days it seems.

Samsung, eh? Sounds like they might actually be a good deal. Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by returned4good;13271081 
Samsung, eh? Sounds like they might actually be a good deal. Thanks for the info.
No problem thanks for posting the RAM never heard of it prior to your post might look into it for future RAM upgrade.
    
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Originally Posted by Rick Arter;13271256 
No problem thanks for posting the RAM never heard of it prior to your post might look into it for future RAM upgrade.

Post a review if you do. I'd love to read it.
post #6 of 20
Actually the price isn't half bad!
$40/4GB of this, same price as generic memory
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13271798 
Actually the price isn't half bad!
$40/4GB of this, same price as generic memory

I know, right? I don't even need memory and I want it. tongue.gif That set I posted really caught my eye.
post #8 of 20
Looks German.
Das PSU.
Das CPU.
Das Komputer.
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post #9 of 20
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They appear to have a Youtube page.

http://www.youtube.com/user/kompbaypost#p/u
post #10 of 20
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Be VERY leery of Komputerbay crap. devil.gifdevil.gif

I recently purchased some Komputerbay SODIMMs, and am now trying to get my money back out of them.


A few quick observations.

1. It seems that Komputerbay does NOT manufacture their own product. it is knockoff crap... [or perhaps it IS their product and IS just knockoff crap??] either way from what I've seen, Komputerbay is total junk.

2. it is not as advertised.. photos show Komputerbay branded RAM on Samsung or Hynix chipsets.. guess what.. it's NOT! I bought 2 - 2x4gb Komputerbay SODIMM sets.. what was marketed in Komputerbay's own marketing photos was Samsung PC8500 SOIC or TSOPs.... What I received as generic 256x8 BGA chips (16 per board).

3. the Komputerbay build quality is polished crap. It should be obvious to anyone that you would want to build using matching chips on your PCBs, to get consistent performance.. Not so with these guys. Note that each SODIMM has 16 256mb chips on it.. Of my 4 cards, NONE were matching.. One card had 7 DIFFERENT mismatched chips. Another had 6, another 5... I gave up at that point....

Oh yeah - - I forgot to mention that they locked up my MacBook Pro. repeatedly. after 20 minutes, two cards went down.. a third was DOA. I didn't bother with the fourth - - I don't run non-matching RAM, as I expect to use my Mac long and hard every day, and don't need it crashing.

4. Customer service is...........well it isn't. No listed phone # for customer service.. Their receipt points you to their website, with no follow up options other than an email. Emails get responded to within a few days. in broken Engrish... mad.gif

My only consolation - - AMEX is going to bat for me....


Let me recommend you learn the lessons I took from this:
buying cheap isn't always the best method.
You get what you pay for.
Look for a company who actually has REAL Americans who can answer the phone or at least answer email..

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Originally Posted by returned4good;13270455 
Does anyone have any experience with Komputerbay ram? I'm not in the market for any, but I found them on Amazon and they're pretty cheap. Are they decent sticks?

Example:

Amazon.com: Komputerbay 8GB 4x 2GB DDR3 PC3 14400 1800Mhz 240 Pin DIMM 1.8v 8 GB KIT - comes with Heat Spreader for extra Cooling: Computer & Accessories

EDIT: I just noticed that this listing doesn't include timings.
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