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Has anyone had any experience with Samsung ram? I am considering buying 2 gigs off of ebay for my brother's pc, but I don't know if it will be reliable or anything. It will go with a phenom II 550BE and I will not be overclocking. The ram does not include heatspreaders, but is this an issue if I'm not overclocking? Also, it is 533, so does that make much of a difference in light gaming? Thanks.
 

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I have no experience with samsung ram.. I have read that they have been doing it for a while and there is a ton of samsung ram on the market i don't really think you could go wrong dude.
 

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Considering Samsung is the worlds largest MFG of DRAM you will be fine. They will operate within their specs just fine. On heat spreaders since you are not OC'ing you will also be fine.
 

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Originally Posted by MoCo Man View Post
This is an old thread but I am fairlly sure that EVERY STICK of DDR2 ram you purchase is completely based on the "SAMSUNG" chips. They do not do retail usually. I happen to have a system with 8 gigs 2g X 4 DDR2-800MHz that I will try to overclock.

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Originally Posted by MoCo Man View Post
This is an old thread but I am fairlly sure that EVERY STICK of DDR2 ram you purchase is completely based on the "SAMSUNG" chips. They do not do retail usually. I happen to have a system with 8 gigs 2g X 4 DDR2-800MHz that I will try to overclock.
7 month Thread Necro FTW


Also, it depends on the actual RAM chips on the PCB. The new Samsung DDR2 800Mhz RAM chips are terrible in comparison with their older stuff. The new ones are only rated for Cas 6 (6-6-6-12) while the old ones were Cas 5 (5-5-5-15 or 12).

Samsung isn't the only company to make RAM chips though either. There's Micron, Hynix, Infineon, IBM, uhm there's a bunch of others but the server that used to hold all the RAM information is down


Edit: found a back up

http://www.jmax-hardware.com/bdds/ddr2.html

Here's one for DDR3 but it's long

http://www.jmax-hardware.com/bdds/ddr3.html
 
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