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Is this cheap RAM just as good as more expensive priced RAM of the same type?

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June 8, 2013 6:24:35 PM

Hey guys.

Out of these two RAM sticks, which is the better choice and why?

Kingston Technology KTH9600B

Corsair Vengeance

Is it worth spending the extra £10 or so for the Corsair?
June 8, 2013 6:28:55 PM

Corsair is popular. It has heat sink. Kingston offers no timing data.
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June 8, 2013 6:30:52 PM

NOT the same. Kingston is pc 10600 & corsair is pc 12800 w/heat spreaders.
The corsair is better & faster.
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June 8, 2013 6:32:04 PM

spend the extra money. the corsair is nicer visually, has a higher clock speed, and tighter timings which is well worth £10
June 8, 2013 6:34:21 PM

I was thinking that, but my friend had me in doubt so I thought I would clarify why the corsair RAM is the better choice. This will be going into a cheap gaming PC build, and later upgrade to another 4GB RAM stick for dual channel benefits.

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June 8, 2013 6:36:10 PM

The Kingston DRAM you show is a niche product aimed at HP/Compaq systems that use a semi proprietary type of DRAM...with their off the shelf computers they would have the BIOS set to run 'non-standard' DRAM (generally a few oddball timings) so you were somewhat forced to go to them to buy DRAM upgrades at outrageous prices - the did the same with harddrives also. If you have an appropriate HP or Compaq it will work fine - otherwise maybe - or - maybe not!