November 30, 2008 at 1:25 am #159674lucynethelMember
Since Newegg will deliver my netbook Tuesday, I am losing my mind deciding which BRAND of memory may be best to upgrade it to 2 GIG 1st day? Any opinions? I notice they have a free ship AND lowered price on:
Corsair Memory, Inc.
And I just have no idea on to go cheap or expensive or???
MikeNovember 30, 2008 at 1:48 am #172419bgalfondMember
First off, depending on what you are doing, you may not need 2 gigs. Unless you are sure you will need it, you may want to wait and hold out to see if you need it or not.
As for brands, my personal favorite is mushkin, but corsair, ocz, and gskill (and others, this is all just top of my head here) get GREAT reviews bordering on a cult following.
The border between “cheap” and “expensive” on these things are about 5 bucks, and I would say it is worth it. That said, an nc10 is not a powerhouse here, so top cusp ram may be a bit overkill. Never know when the dimm may go into another laptop though… ^^November 30, 2008 at 3:04 am #172418PsychNC10Member
I think I got the 667 DIMM from Corsair.
I was under the impression that extra ram is never a bad thing. Not to mention, I think it was $26 for the 2gbNovember 30, 2008 at 4:12 am #172403SerendipMember
I ordered the OCZ from Amazon.com It is $24.99, and has a $10 rebate.
OCZ 2GB PC2-5400 667MHz DDR2 Value SoDIMM ModuleNovember 30, 2008 at 11:11 am #172410irishkeetMember
always Corsair – lifetime guaranteeNovember 30, 2008 at 11:40 am #172397jezMember
I went for corsair too. And like someone says above – I’m not sure 2gb makes a big difference (it will depend what you do) but then the 2gb chips are very reasonable (check out amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, newegg, dabs, etc) so I don’t think it is prohibitively costly either.November 30, 2008 at 12:41 pm #172412AlfiharParticipant
I tend to use Micron (Crucial) when I need to buy RAM, it has a lifetime warranty and guaranteed compatibility if you order from Crucial.November 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm #172405adatay92Member
I went for the Crucial 2GB DDR2 667MHz module from eBuyer here in the UK.
I’ve always found Crucial memory to be reliable.November 30, 2008 at 7:44 pm #172407ploppoMember
In terms of speed; to be honest, the brand of the RAM can often have very little effect on the operational speed of the RAM. Benchmarking of desktops systems with high quality, super-fast RAM, can often show little speed gains over cheap RAM; however, I would generally go for a brand name such as OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, etc. However, RAM is so cheap that it negates paying extra for a lifetime guarantee, etc. In general RAM will last longer than the device it is installed into.November 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm #172398RsaeireMember
I bought Kingston RAM as it was the only brand available from the online store I was buying a few items from. It’s all pretty much of a muchness to be honest, as there isn’t going to be much difference between the brands.November 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm #172420lucynethelMember
Yeah and the Corsair is discounted PLUS free shipping for me. Think I pick that one especially since Newegg has it to ship & I just have to pull this trigger.December 1, 2008 at 12:43 am #172411OneTimeMember
Corsair…in the post atm. Should arrive 2morow or Tuesday 😀December 1, 2008 at 7:42 am #172401mister2Member
I prefer Samsung brand. If that’s not possible, Crucial, Corsair or OCZ in that order.December 1, 2008 at 9:13 am #172426backdoc7Member
I ordered a Crucial 2GB DDR2 from mwave.com It was $19.00 plus a $10 rebate so $9 if I get the rebate. It’s crucial so i think i will. The rebate was extended until mid december sometime btw.December 1, 2008 at 10:23 am #172404hefMember
i’m a big fan of OCZ’s desktop stuff, but i have no idea if that quality carries over into their laptop components.
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