Kingston or Samsung ?

By Deathrattle · 4 replies
Mar 21, 2005
  1. Hi

    I want to buy a new stick of RAM (512meg PC3200 DDR400)

    Well my problem is that i was going to buy CRUCIAL RAM
    But i discovered in my motherboard manual that there is a list of makes to use (and crucial aint there)
    It also says that using any other ram than the makes Tested , it could damage my mobo

    So it looks like i have to buy KINGSTON or SAMSUNG

    So which is the better RAM ...........Kingston or Samsung

    thanks for help
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    hi and welcome to Techspot

    The best ram alot of people say is Kingston, its the most expencive but i have heard it works good so go for that, and where are you shoping for it. and if u dont mind how much are you paying for it if its over 70 its to much. and is it Dule chanel

  3. Deathrattle

    Deathrattle TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Ok I took your advice and ordered the kingston

    I got it from for £40 , Its not for dual channel setup as unfortunately I couldnt afford two sticks just yet, Ill get another one next week when im paid.

    As long as they have the same cas latency I should be able to run them in dual channel right ? ? or do i need to buy a dual channel kit for that ?

    Its all a bit new to me is this dual channel game :giddy:

    Thanks for your help ..........................John
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    For dual-channel to work, you need two sticks of the same size and type of memory, preferably (but not necessarily) from the same production-run or (best case scenario) as a matched pair. This last is more a sales-gag so the vendors can up the price.
    If you don't need the very last percent of speed from your PC, 2 equal sticks as described above will do fine.
    Read your mobo-manual where to put the sticks in to achieve dual-channel.
  5. Deathrattle

    Deathrattle TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    thanks for clearing that up for me :grinthumb
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