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AMD900

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SimpleTech (Simple Technologies) 512MB DDR PC2700 Major Brand Chip - OEM
184-pin. Non-parity, Gold Contacts, 6 Layer PCB, CL=2.5, 2.5Volt, PC2700=DDR333, Lifetime Warranty. Part# RB2700DDR/512 Model#: RB2700DDR/512 -OEM Special FedEx Saver Shipping $5.00
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$55.00

i need to upgrade but what is good? i have about $60-$70
 

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That ram is very "EH!" If you have 70 dollars now, I'd say save it up and buy some decent memory later. Ram is definitely not something to skimp on. Then, when you have saved up a bit more you can get something like this.
 

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I've always though as SimpleTech as the Toyota's of the memory world. Good and reliable but nothing that really stands out or expect a lot from.

As a matter of fact, the machine i'm on now (PIII-450Mhz w/512MB PC133) uses SimpleTech RAM.

Heed Moonwolf's advice. Save it up, buy a nice stick of high-end RAM and you won't have to worry about it for quite sometime.

Heck, just taking a quick look, you can get a stick of Corsair XMS PC3500 256MB for $78.00

That would serve ya better in the long run than that SimpleTech.
 
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SORRY wrong one. im looking for 2700 or 2100 in between

CRUCIAL MICRON 512MB 64x64 PC 2700 DDR RAM - OEM
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$68.00
 

MoonWolf

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That is a step up, Crucial is definitely high quality. The ram still has a CAS latency of 2.5 though... and it is PC2700. Why settle for something like this when you can wait two weeks, save a bit more, and have peace of mind as well as some nice memory :D? I would still save my money and go with something like high speed Geil or Corsair (Don't buy the lower end *&^% of either of those companies, though, it sucks. If you buy Geil or Corsair, get the quality stuff).
 
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i dont know much about memory so what is CAS latency of 2.5. what is a good one?
 

MoonWolf

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Read this article that explains CAS Latency. Simply put, the lower the CAS Latency, the better your ram performs because it accesses information faster. CAS 2.5 is decent, but CAS2 is visibly better in graphic intensive applications.
 
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is that better than crucial. and would happen if i mix 2100 with 2700?

or should i just get another 256 pc2100 (crucial)
 

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Depends on what you see yourself doing in the future. I had my old stick of Crucial 2100 @ 175fsb at CAS2.5. Crucial memory overclocks well, but it's not all that fast. Mixing 2100 with 2700 will do nothing for or against you. However, if you have the two mixed and the 2100 sticks tops out at, say, 150 fsb, youre gonna have to pull it out to get higher.

Like I said earlier, save up and get high quality ram. If you want, sell your stick of Crucial 2100 in the Classifieds and use the revenue generated to buy that better ram.
 

larrymoencurly

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I've always though as SimpleTech as the Toyota's of the memory world. Good and reliable but nothing that really stands out or expect a lot from.

Toyota are boring? OK, I'm biased and have a tattoo of a Corolla on me, but c'mon -- all the other car makers fear Toyota and Honda the most. ;)

Does SimpleTech use name brand chips, or do they solder unmarked or used chips onto circuit boards? Because I've never had problems with memory modules, unless they contained used or no-name chips, most recently with a 256M PC2100 K-Byte with chips marked "Spectec." I once even got two bad 512M PC133 modules like this in a row from Fry's.
 

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i too say go with the kingston hyperx, crucial had great pc2100, but their pc2700 can't do much than they are spec'd out to, the kingston is high-end quality for a reasonable price