What's the Best Brand of Ram for a DDR PC2700 PC3200 Case

By Sound Man
Oct 16, 2008
  1. Hi

    I’m in Need of ram for my Compaq Desktop Computer

    I’m only Running a 256MB Stick right now

    I Was told I Can run up to 2048MB as that’s what the board will hold

    Now I need to use Either DDR PC2700 or DDR PC3200

    But What is the Best Brand of ram to us on a Older Computer like this

    I've Heard Stories of People Running a Brand and then the Computer Crashes, The Motherboard gives up etc.

    I've been told

    Kingston is Very good for the Money

    I will be buying from Tigerdirect.ca

    Here is what they have to offer



    If you need all the Specs I can get them
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    what I would suggest is to go to the Crucial site, they have a scan that will examine u're computer, and give u options on mem. and even give different brands u can purchase. Crucial makes very good ram. here is the link


    also u might have to go to Compaq to get what is compactable with that computer, but I bet crucial will tell u and give recomendations.
  3. Sound Man

    Sound Man TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I bought a stick of Corsair Value Select 1024mb pc3200 DDR 400mhz last night

    For $38.00

    Holy Sh!t Did it ever Speed it up from the 256MB Stick

    I don't wait 5-10 mins anymore for things to load

    I was Nervous about that Brand As I heard of Bad Things but everything is Great and fast

    Can't wait to buy another 1024MB stick

    Now Just need to upgrade my 60GB HardDrive and im Done
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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